Imran Mulla

Imran Mulla
University of Hertfordshire | UH · Mary Hare Postgraduate Courses

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2011 - September 2015
The Ear Foundation
The Ear Foundation
Position
  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (16)
Technical Report
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The first few years of a child’s life are a time of rapid and important development. During this time the foundations for communication are laid and for all children, language and interaction with their parents is critical to success. Hearing is essential for learning spoken language and the earlier a child can hear speech, the better their opportu...
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Early intervention is widely recommended for children at risk of difficulties with speech, language and communication. Evidence for effective practice remains limited due in part to inherent difficulties in defining complex interventions and measuring change. The innovative Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system has exciting potential for earl...
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Thirty-three young people with cochlear implants, aged between 9 and 16 years, were assessed for use of their implant system, cognitive abilities, vocabulary, reading, and writing skills. The group came from throughout England and included 26 born deaf, six deafened by meningitis, one with auditory neuropathy, and five with additional needs. Ninete...
Poster
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This study aims to explore and identify hearing and quality of life outcomes from teenagers with hearing impairment using wireless assistive technology with their bone conducting hearing implant.
Technical Report
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This study explored the views and experiences of adults with hearing loss who experience tinnitus, comparing the experiences of those with mild/moderate hearing loss and those with severe/profound hearing loss. An online questionnaire was used and interviews carried out to explore their experience of tinnitus, its impact and management. Responses w...
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Purpose: The Internet has been a growing source of health information on hearing loss, but the information provided often varies in quality, readability, and usability. Additionally, the information is provided across a wide range of domains, making access challenging to those who need it. This research forum article describes the development of a...
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Objective: To explore the views of cochlear implant centre teams about the process of referral, assessment and rehabilitation for children with complex needs. Methods: An on-line survey of cochlear implant centres in the UK and in the Netherlands was carried out, with both quantitative and qualitative questions. The survey was designed and pilot...
Technical Report
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This research explored the experiences and views on children and young people with mild or moderate hearing loss from the viewpoints of parents and teachers using online questionnaires with open and closed questions, and interviews. 614 parents of children and young people with mild or moderate hearing loss responded to the survey. The children and...
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Objective The objective of this survey was to explore the perceptions of implant users/carers and professionals across the UK about current and future cochlear implant service delivery and the challenges. Methods Data were collected via an online questionnaire consisting of totally 22 questions. The questionnaire contained both open- and close-ende...
Technical Report
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Frequency modulation (FM) and remote microphone (RM) technology is a well recognized way to improve speech perception in adverse listening environments. FM systems are known to improve speech understanding in noisy situations (Lewis et al, 2004; Jerger et al, 1996) and its advantages in deaf children (King 2010), infants (Thibodeau, 2008) with coch...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore audiologists, views and experiences of working with older adults with dementia. Design/methodology/approach – An online survey was distributed to audiologists working in the UK NHS and private sector via their professional organisations. A total of 312 audiologists took part in the study. The surve...
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The aim of this research was to evaluate and explore the benefits of frequency-modulated (FM) technology with preschool children with hearing aids. The research was of a longitudinal prospective design, including both quantitative and qualitative analysis. This article will focus on the quantitative results only. Daily diaries, data-logging, and qu...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to explore, by interview, the experiences of adults who have undergone assessment for cochlear implantation and were considered unsuitable. Methods: Ten adult participants were interviewed. Interviews were transcribed and thematic content analysis was carried out to analyse them. Six main themes and 16...
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Objectives: This study qualitatively explored parents' perspectives on their experiences of, access to, and outcomes from, cochlear implantation for their child with complex needs. Methods: Purposive sampling was used to recruit 10 parents of children with varying additional disabilities. The age range of the children was between 2 and 11 years at...
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This study qualitatively explores the views and experiences of families on obtaining and using a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) device. A semi-structured interview format was used to collect responses from 10 families from different geographical regions of the UK. Findings indicate how the use of BAHA was valued by families. Although participants...

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