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Sound Practitioners Visiting Speaker programme: Dan Rowan

9th March 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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“Three important myths about hearing and why the truth is important for deaf people”

Cochlear implants are electronic devices giving profoundly deaf people some hearing; but it is not like natural hearing. For example, users have considerable difficulty in hearing mixtures of sounds. What might sound artists consider when creating pieces to include cochlear implant users?

In this session Daniel will introduce you to cochlear implants, how they work, what they sound like, the benefits users get and don’t get, and patients’ experiences of them. The session will include sound demos, video clips of users giving their experience and an invitation for the audience to have a go with a new questionnaire we have developed to measure benefits in terms of experience of music.

Daniel is a Lecturer in Audiology at the University of Southampton. His goal is to develop knowledge and technologies that will allow people with sensory impairments to optimally use their hearing to achieve the independence, prosperity and fulfilment they desire.

Daniel is the Director of Programmes (Audiology) covering the MSci/BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) and MSc Audiology course, teaches on them and looks after clinical placements. He is also an Audiologist registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

Daniel began his training as an Audiologist in the National Health Service in 1995. In 2000, he embarked on the MSc in Audiology at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), graduating in 2002. Daniel conducted his PhD research, funded by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (now Action On Hearing Loss), under the supervision of Prof Mark Lutman and graduated in 2006. In 2004 he joined the Hearing and Balance Centre as a member of staff. Daniel is the lead member of a team of scientific advisors from the University of Southampton to the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, which includes the Deaflympics.


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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2016-17: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.


9th March 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Dpt


London College of Communication
Elephant & Castle
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