Pádraig joined NAL in 2021 as Head of Audiological Science. Prior to that, he was Head of Hearing Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham, UK where he also led the hearing theme of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Pádraig’s research expertise is in evaluating hearing devices and technologies, both in the context of clinical trials and longitudinal studies. His work includes developing and validating measures that are sensitive to detecting changes in outcomes that are important to patients and to the clinicians that manage their hearing health. He has a particular interest in how quality of life should be measured in people with hearing loss. His work also seeks to understand how hearing loss that differs between the ears can affect how we hear the world, and how hearing devices and technology should be best used to address these forms of hearing loss.
Pádraig achieved his PhD from the University of York, UK by studying the difficulties experienced by older adults in complex listening environments. He has also been awarded an MSc in Music Technology by the University of York, UK. His undergraduate studies were at the Conversatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, Ireland where he was awarded a BMusPerf in Piano performance. Pádraig has also been awarded a Fellowship in piano performance by Trinity College, London.
Evaluation of Ida Institute’s My Hearing Explained tool in facilitating discussions