Dr Piers Dawes BSc, DPhil

Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Research interests

My research interests include the epidemiology of hearing loss, dementia, hearing genetics, treatments for hearing loss including hearing aid uptake and hearing aid benefit, and the impact of hearing loss and auditory processing impairments on development and quality of life in childhood and old age.

Current research projects 

  • Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment (EC Horizon 2020; 2016-2020)
  • Time to face the music: Addressing hearing health in future professional musicians (Colt Foundation; 2016-2019)
  • Adjusting to a new power hearing aid (Oticon A/G; 2015-2016)
  • Health psychology approaches to hearing aid uptake (Phonak; 2015-2017)

Doctoral students

  • Harry Taylor (2016-) "Understanding and addressing hearing health inequality in ethnic minority groups in the UK"
  • Afzarini Hasnita (2016-)  “Patient centered practice in audiology”
  • Chelsea Sawyer (2015-)  “Health psychology approaches to hearing aid uptake”
  • Sara Al-Hambali (2014-)  “Listening effort and fatigue in people with hearing impairment”
  • Ronan McGarrigle (2013-2015)  “Objective assessment of listening effort in children”


Research and projects