A philanthropically-funded, collaborative research post with the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre and Univeristy of Manchester.
Michael joined the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness group in University of Manchester in 2014, from Professor Brian Moore’s Auditory Perception Group at the University of Cambridge. His research strands are on the contribution of modulations to speech intelligibility, such as using "pure" energetic masking and isolating its effect from that of modulation masking on speech. Another strand is on the early detection of a particular form of noise-induced hearing damage, sometimes called "hidden hearing loss". His collaborations extend to supporting other projects in the centre on the management of paediatric hearing loss as well as external links with computer science in the use of data analytics in hearing aid dispensing.