Educational Audiology

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Dissertations by Educational Audiologists

 “Educational Audiology dissertations have contributed new knowledge to the profession and in some instances been a ‘game-changer’ for practice locally and/or nationally” so indicated in Educational Audiology: adding value, bridging gaps. (Rosenberg 2017) One such dissertation covers a similar topic to this MESHGuide - the value of the educational audiology role.

Research via MSc dissertations written by Educational Audiologists are in the public domain under the ‘Research and Publications’ section  of the ‘Centre for Excellence’ tab of the Mary Hare website.  See also an article on Research in Deaf Education.  Full texts are provided from 2016, and abstracts only prior to that.
(Please note:  The following list is not replicated in the Bibliography section.)

  • 2002, Beaumont The consonant development of young severely/profoundly deaf children
  • 2002, Broughton Classroom acoustics:  Perception and reality
  • 2002, Hill A comparitive study of deaf children's peer acceptance with their speech intelligibility
  • 2002, McCall Study of the effect of Soundfield FM amplification systems on speech intelligibility in science labs in a secondary school
  • 2002, Sewell-Rutter The inter-relationship between speech production and speech perception in deaf children: a pilot research methodology
  • 2003, Blaiklock Otitis media with effusion: a family perspective
  • 2003, Browning A comparative study of two alternative methods for balancing type II FM systems with digital signal processing (DSP) hearing aids
  • 2003, Maudsley Acoustics in the learning environment
  • 2003, Rountley A case study of a cochlear implanted child with auditory neuropathy
  • 2003, Wilding An evaluation of the effectiveness of the acoustic environment created in a purpose-built school building constructed in 2002
  • 2004, Bellinger An evaluation of voice-actuation of microphones within a digitally-controlled Group Hearing Aid system
  • 2004, Bull An examination of the validity of using SIFTER as a screening tool for CAPD using psychoacoustic tests
  • 2006, Holer An evaluation of the effectiveness of soundfield systems in improving speech perception in different acoustic environments
  • 2006, Ivimey The influence of replacement earmoulds on the real-ear-to-coupler-difference measured in children
  • 2006, Suddick An evaluation of the effect of classroom noise on the speech perception ability of hearing impaired children in mainstream education: a case study
  • 2007, Bysouth Improving upon the listening experience of deaf musicians: Using digital technology to enhance enjoyment and critical self analysis
  • 2007, Maiden Adaption required to enable deaf professionals to undertake audiological assessments of their hearing impaired clients: A survey
  • 2008, Paylor The relative value of sound field systems and acoustic treatment in creating an optimum listening environment in mainstream classrooms: A case study
  • 2009, Champney An evaluation of the impact of age at cochlear implantation on language development: a professional and parental perspective
  • 2009, Harlin FM Advantage? An evaluation of the effect of recent adaptive FM advantage technology in enabling access to speech in challenging listening conditions on a pupil centred approach
  • 2010, Hoyer Hearing aid refusers educated in mainstream secondary schools: An evaluation of unaided access to speech and the social, psychological and educational impact for pupils with mild or moderate hearing impairment
  • 2010, Mardell Evaluation of the 'Sound Assurance Protocol' as a prediction of the efficacy of sound field amplification systems within the classroom environment
  • 2010, Weston Evaluation of the impact of early diagnosis and intervention on the language development in hearing impaired infants and the impact on their families
  • 2011, Bealing The classroom in the clinic: An investigation into the feasibility of recreating a classroom listening environment in a clinical setting
  • 2011, Boddy Evaluation of the effect of school language environment upon language development in hearing impaired children: a quasi-experimental study
  • 2012, Graham The effect of hearing aids on hearing patterns in children and young people with mild conductive or unilateral hearing losses: a case study
  • 2012, Reed-Beadle An assessment of the developing narrative skills of two children: a case study
  • 2013, Belcher How do hearing impaired students respond to classroom soundfield systems?  A case study of subjective student perception and speech discrimination data
  • 2013, Dudley An investigation into whether the current training and monitoring of mainstream teachers in the use and management of personal FM systems leads to effective practice in the classroom
  • 2014, Haigh Is LIFE-R a useful tool for eliciting 'pupil voice': identifying effective teaching interventions and developing FM users self advocacy skills to enhance the optimal use of amplification systems
  • 2014, Hender Do cross aids assist pupils with single sided deafness in school?
  • 2014, Jackson An evaluation of the Comfort Audio Radio System using a neck loop with a small group of high school students
  • 2014, Miller An evaluation of the Comfort Audio Neck Loop with a small sample of pupils with cochlear implants
  • 2014, Potts Reasons for the non-use of hearing aids amongst hearing-impaired children aged 9 - 14 years who attend mainstream schools
  • 2014, Rayter For pre-school children with post-aural hearing aids: Do parents perceive a difference in listening and communication behaviour at home once fitted with a Radio Aid system for nine weeks
  • 2015, De Jean What are the expereinces of children and families during the habilitation process to bone conduction hearing aids?
  • 2015, Limbert A study into th eeffect of microphone placement on the effectiveness of the new Phonak Roger radio aid system
  • 2015, Tingley Does the Digital Roger System increase speech recognition in noise for severe to profoundly deaf children compared to the Genie FM System, in a classroom environment?
  • 2015, Wade Clinical outcome and user expereinces of deaf young people with sequential bilateral cochlear implants
  • 2016, Bevington The views of professionals on the fitting of RM/FM systems to pre-school children
  • 2016, Sunderland Remote microphone use with pre-school cochlear implanted children
  • 2017, Atkin Soundfield systems and Radio Aids: Exploring the effects of rebroadcasting
  • 2017, Dutton Does the age of cochlear implantation have long-term effects on CDT scores?
  • 2017, Farren Exploring Irish travellers' perspectives on accessing audiology services
  • 2017, Martin Real-Ear measurements: Moving evidence into practice
  • 2017, Morris Does self-esteem correlate with personal radio aid use in hearing impaired teenagers?
  • 2018, Crewe Examining the impact of unilateral and mild bilateral hearing loss on adolescent students who do not have regular specialist support: Experiences and perspectives in two mainstream schools
  • 2019, Marinus Adaptation and validation of the names speech audiometry test into Dutch
  • 2020, Parker A Retrospective Analysis of Cochlear Implant Electrode Deactivation in Paediatric Patients