ManCAD is a world leader in
- Innovative research that translates basic underpinning research into direct benefit to people who have a hearing dysfunction
- Research that underpins and delivers improved services in health care and education for adults and children with a hearing loss.
The Manchester Center for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD) has an internationally recognised multi-million pound hearing research programme. We receive research funding from the Department of Health, UK research councils, industrial partners and charities. In 2008, Deafness Research UK designated our group as a Centre of Excellence for research that leads to benefit for people with a hearing impairment.
We have a multidisciplinary research team which includes expertise in psychophysics, electrophysiology, neuro-imaging, signal processing, medicine, cognitive psychology and genetics. The group also has collaborative links across the university with Schools of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine.
Our research underpins, and is informed by, our leading role in audiology education and audiological service delivery in the UK. Our group is currently the lead group in the UK for research that leads to improved services for hearing impaired people. Examples of this include development and implementation of universal newborn hearing screening and the modernisation of hearing aid services in the NHS. This is a unique and valuable aspect of our work, as the resultant connections and access to services position us for effective clinical and translational research.
Please follow these links to find out more about our research.
Our research involves volunteers of all ages, from newborn infants and their families, to elderly people, with and without a hearing problem. If you are interested in participating, see: Audiology study volunteers to find out more (no skills or experience necessary).