October 3, 2016, by Emma Rayner
Top UK expert in tinnitus joins the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit
The President of the British Tinnitus Association, David Baguley, has been appointed as Professor of Hearing Sciences at The University of Nottingham and Deputy Director of the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit.
Professor Baguley is one of the country’s top clinical and research experts in tinnitus and hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance) and works to understand symptoms, and design and evaluate new interventions for these hearing problems.
Before joining the Unit at Nottingham, David was Head of Audiology/Hearing Implants at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, and is the co-author of Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives, the text book Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Second Edition and Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies.
David is also the former audiology section editor of the UK’s ENT & Audiology News, and has co-authored a self-help book on tinnitus and hyperacusis, Living with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
Director of the Nottingham Hearing BRU, Professor Deborah Hall said “Our BRU is committed to research that transforms people lives and so I’m truly delighted by David’s appointment. David’s research interests and track record are extremely complementary to our existing programme of work, and his knowledge of clinical practice in England will be a real asset to ensure the right translational focus to our work.”
CEO of the British Tinnitus Association, David Stockdale, said: “We’re delighted that our President has joined the excellent team in Nottingham. David’s vast clinical experience, as well as his research expertise, will be a huge asset, further ensuring that the BRU achieves practical benefits to improve the lives of people living with tinnitus.”
David himself is looking forward to his new venture in the academic world: “I am delighted to be appointed as Professor of Hearing Sciences at The University of Nottingham, which has one of the most impressive track records in auditory research in Europe. My hope is to bring my clinical and research experience to bear in the areas of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance to increase knowledge and clinical effectiveness for those affected by these experiences.”
David will be commencing his role at the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit on Monday 3rd October.