Michael Stone
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An NIHR Manchester BRC funded, collaborative research post with the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre and Univeristy of Manchester.


Michael joined the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness group from the Auditory Perception Group at the University of Cambridge.  Alongside Dr Gaby Saunders, he co-directs the Hearing Device Research Centre whose projects attract commercial and charity funding in the area of translational audiology.  His research strands are on the diagnosis of hearing loss using novel test signals, perceptual effects of hearing aid signal processing, and acoustic testing of hearing devices.  His collaborations extend to other projects in ManCAD on the management of paediatric hearing loss as well as external links with eHealth in the use of data analytics in management of, and behavioural effects in, hearing impairment.

Research interests

(1) As part of the NIHR Manchester BRC in Hearing Health, part of the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC) on hearing health, looking at ways of using big data from clinical records to improve management of audiology outcomes in patients.

(2) Design and assessment of acoustic test signals for diagnosis of hearing impairment.

(3) Investigating the existence of "not Energetic Masking"  suggested by Durlach (JASA 2006), a category between Energetic masking and Informational masking (Brungart, JASA 2001).  One manifestation is Modulation Masking.  Preferred tool to investigate this is currently via the relative masking effects of spectro-temporal modulations on speech.

(4) Developing a common battery of tests for the technical assessment of wireless remote microphone systems, especially relevant to paediatric populations.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

Member of the British Society of Audiology



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


  • hearing impairment, hearing aids, cochlear implants


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