Dr Pádraig Kitterick
Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK
Dr Pádraig Kitterick is an associate professor and head of hearing sciences in the division of clinical neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham. He and his team conduct research on severe to profound hearing loss in children and adults, with a particular interest in asymmetric hearing losses and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various interventions to restore binaural hearing. Dr Kitterick’s recent research has assessed the benefits of cochlear implantation in adults with single-sided deafness, and the combined use of hearing aids and cochlear implants in adults with bilateral hearing loss. His team’s ongoing work is focussed on examining the relative benefits of different management options for children with unilateral hearing loss, identifying the factors that contribute to fatigue in that patient group, and developing a core outcome set for clinical trials of interventions for single-sided deafness.