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Projects, teaching and musings from the Ear Institute


Archive for February, 2016

Audiology taster course on it’s way

Neil SRoberts26 February 2016

Hair Cells Playout 1080.00_06_40_00.Still002Recently, teams at the EI have been working on an Audiology taster course as the final part of UCL’s Graduate Support Scheme Project. The taster course is designed to showcase the vast range of research that goes on here as well as provide a first step for anyone considering studying Audiology at any level. Best of all it’s completely free and will be entirely online, so anyone who signs up can access it from anywhere in the world!

We’ve produced several unique videos for the course that aim to break down the science in an engaging way. It’s also provided an opportunity to work with and learn from BBC/Discovery channel director Nathan Williams. We’ve had great fun observing the noise levels of central London (VERY loud), finding out what fruit flies can tell us about our own hearing, and reproducing the effects of impedance barriers using nothing but a few coiled springs (and good use of the EI Atrium).
Louisa Murdin green screen shoot

Impedence barrier effect on coiled spring wave






The taster course will contain quizzes and interactive sections and anyone will be able to sign up. We’re really excited to be able to bring this to you, so stay tuned for further announcements.

Welcome to the Ear Institute blog!

JatsGill19 February 2016

The Ear Institute street sign







Hello and welcome to the UCL Ear Institute blog. Here we hope to keep you updated with some of the unique projects and engagement events that we are involved in and give you an insight into some of the teaching that takes place at the Ear Institute (EI). Thoughts and musings from various EI staff will also appear on these pages in the months ahead.

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