Find out the latest news and what we're doing now!
We are now running an online parent questionnaire
May 6, 2022
As part of phase 1 of the project (which aims to better understand the challenges families face when using hearing aids with their baby or toddler and anything that helps), we are asking parents who have a child aged 0-36 months using at least one hearing aid to complete an anonymous online questionnaire about their thoughts and experiences using hearing aids with their child.
We have been awarded funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to continue the CHerUB Project!
April 7 , 2022
We have been awarded the MRC's Public health intervention development (PHIND) grant to continue our work towards developing best possible support for families, in partnership with the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS). The CHerUB project will now continue until March 2024!
We are now remotely interviewing families and professionals about their experiences!
As part of phase 1 of the project (which aims to better understand the challenges or ‘barriers’ to consistent hearing aid use that families face), we are talking to parents about their experiences, as well as to teachers of the deaf, audiologists, and educational audiologists. This will help us get a deeper understanding of the barriers to consistent hearing aid use with babies, how these barriers might influence one another and change over time, and the situations or circumstances they tend to happen in.
Phase 1's systematic review is well underway!
March 15, 2021
We are in the process of carrying out a systematic review, which is a way of bringing together all existing evidence to answer a research question. We would like to know about all the barriers to consistent hearing aid use (and any factors that help) reported by parents and professionals working with families.
NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre Blog Post about CHerUB for World Hearing Day
March 3, 2021
On World Hearing Day, CHerUB researcher Dr Ciara Kelly shares how she's excited to be working for better outcomes in speech and language for babies with hearing loss.
Research behind the CHerUB
project published in the journal Ear and Hearing
December 23, 2020
The research that lead to the CHerUB project has now been published! Two of CHerUB's team members, research audiologist Dr Anisa Visram and principal investigator Professor Kevin Munro, investigated hearing aid use in babies aged 3-21 months. They found that babies are not wearing their hearing aids as often as they need to for optimal benefits, and that achieving consistent hearing aid use can be a challenge for families.
As a result of this research, we were awarded funding from the National Deaf Children’s Society to start the CHerUB project!