Action on Hearing Loss
We are the largest not-for-profit organisation representing people with hearing loss and tinnitus in the UK. A national charity since 1911, our vision is a world where deafness,tinnitus and hearing loss do not limit or label people, and where people value their hearing. We are the largest charity dedicated to funding research into hearing loss and tinnitus.
Our Translational Research Initiative for Hearing (TRIH) funds worldwide translational hearing research and supports companies, academics, clinicians and investors to accelerate the development of pharmaceutical and biological therapies for hearing loss and tinnitus.
UCL Ear Institute
The UCL Ear Institute brings exceptional discovery scientists and excellent clinicians together on one site with a unified goal of understanding hearing and fighting deafness. It is a multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art research institute within UCL’s Faculty of Brain Sciences. Research at the Ear Institute is truly interdisciplinary and collaborative, enabling individual researchers to pool their expertise. In addition, partnerships other UCL departments, centres and institutes, and across the world, ensure that research at the Ear Institute is world-leading and at the cutting edge.
NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems theme
The NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems theme builds on the unique partnership of the UCL Ear Institute and the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH). The RNTNEH is the only dedicated ENT hospital in the UK, with dedicated clinical research space and adjacent to the NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility. This university and hospital partnership provides the infrastructure and excellence to deliver world-leading translational research in the field of hearing loss.
Researchers within the NIHR UCLH BRC Deafness and Hearing Problems theme aim to develop and deliver targeted and transformative therapies to prevent or alleviate deafness and hearing problems and to regenerate the hearing system.
The new BRC theme commenced work in April 2017. You can find regular updates on the key target area on their dedicated web page.