Hannah Cooper (project lead)
Hello! I am a lecturer in audiology at the UCL Ear Institute and a paediatric audiologist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. I have been an audiologist for more than 15 years and I’m interested in finding out how we can use technologies to optimise hearing for deaf children.
Mary Kean has been a teacher of the deaf and trainer of over 25 years and is currently working for a large Local Authority. She has additional qualification in educational audiology and early intervention. Mary has worked for the national neo-natal and newborn screening programmes for both NHS England and Public Health England. She as worked as a lecturer in deaf education at the University of Manchester and was involved in transferring the campus based training to a blended eLearning model. She has served infants, children and young people who are deaf, deaf-blind, those with complex needs, their families and settings across the UK and abroad.
I have worked with deaf children and their families throughout my career as a teacher of the deaf and educational audiologist. I am keen to explore the technology to see how it can be used to optimise listening for deaf children, particularly in the early years which are so important for language development.
Previously a National Programmes Lead for antenatal and newborn screening with the UK National Screening Committee, and with a background in early deaf education, Gwen Carr is now an independent consultant in the field of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University College London Ear Institute.