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Dr Jeff Davies

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7842

E: jeff.davies@dmu.ac.uk

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Personal profile

Dr. Jeff Davies is a qualified audiologist and senior lecturer in audiology within the School of Allied Health Sciences. Jeff graduated from De Montfort University with a first class BSc (hons) degree in Audiology and went on to work within the NHS, as a clinical audiologist in 2010. Jeff studied for his PhD in auditory neuroscience at the University of Nottingham where he was awarded a Deafness Research UK funded studentship. His PhD research used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate neural brain mechanisms in individuals with tinnitus and hearing loss. He has also been involved in a number of other collaborative and independent research projects, most recently a prospective study of hearing loss in Gujarat, India. Jeff still holds an honorary contract within the NHS where he continues his clinical practice in audiology.

Research group affiliations

NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, University of Nottingham, UK.

Human Brain Research Laboratory, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Iowa, USA.

Key research outputs

J. Davies, P. E. Gander and D. A. Hall (2017). Does chronic tinnitus alter the emotional response function of the amygdala?: a sound-evoked fMRI study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 

M. Sereda, J. Davies and D. A. Hall (2016). Digital combination hearing aid programmes for tinnitus: feasibility, usability and acceptability. Int J Audiol .

Allan, T.W., Besle, J., Langers, D.R.M., Davies, J., Hall, D.A., Palmer, A.R. and Adjamian, P. (2016) Neuroanatomical alterations in Tinnitus assessed with magnetic resonance imaging, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

J. Davies, P. E. Gander, M. Andrews and D. A. Hall (2014). Auditory network connectivity in tinnitus patients: a resting-state fMRI study. Int J Audiol, 53 (3), 192-198. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956492/

P. E. Gander and J. Davies. (2012). How to help residents who are troubled with tinnitus. Nursing and Residential Care 14 (7): 1-5.

Research interests/expertise

Tinnitus mechanisms / treatments

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Brain connectivity

Noise-induced hearing loss

Hearing aid verification

KEMAR

Areas of teaching

The clinical practice of audiology

Diagnostic audiology (e.g. otoacoustic emissions, auditory brainstem responses, wideband tympanometry, acoustic reflex’s)

Tinnitus and hyperacusis

Noise induced hearing loss and noise protection

Non organic hearing loss

Hearing aids

Real-ear measures and test box

Qualifications

BSc (hons) Audiology

PhD Otorhinolaryngology (auditory neuroscience)

Courses taught

FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology

BSc (hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology)

BSc (hons) Speech and Language Therapy

Membership of professional associations and societies

Jeff currently holds memberships with the British Academy of Audiology, the British Society of Audiology and the British Tinnitus Association.

He is also registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (6833).

Projects

In December 2016, Jeff was involved in a DMU Square Mile India initiative which saw him, fellow colleague Wendy Stevens and six students successfully set-up a hearing screening outreach clinic in Gujarat, India. Jeff recently presented findings from the trip at the 2017 British Society of Audiology National Conference. Jeff is currently conducting a pedagogic study which aims to better understand the impact that global work-based learning may have on the (audiology) students' experience and clinical development.          

Conference attendance

Oral Presentations

J. Davies (2016). Exploring the emotional brain in people with tinnitus: a sound-evoked fMRI study. School of Allied Health Sciences Research Conference, Leicester.

J. Davies (2015). An investigation of tinnitus using behavioural and functional imaging measures: a summary of four years. British Tinnitus Association conference, Manchester.

J. Davies (2015). An investigation of tinnitus using behavioural and functional imaging measures: a summary of four years. British Academy of Audiology student conference, Leicester.

J. Davies (2014). How effective is amplification for hearing loss in alleviating tinnitus handicap? International Tinnitus Seminar, Berlin.

J. Davies (2013). A PhD or an Audiology post; why not do both? British Academy of Audiology conference, Manchester.

J. Davies (2013). Auditory network connectivity in tinnitus patients: a resting-state fMRI study. Tinnitus Research Initiative, Valencia.

J. Davies (2013). Using fMRI to explore the tinnitus brain. Action On Hearing Loss student day, London.

Poster Presentations

J. Davies and W. Stevens (2017). Delivering an audiology outreach clinic in India: clinical findings and challenges. British Society of Audiology conference, Harrogate, UK. 

J. Davies (2016). Exploring the emotional brain in people with tinnitus: a sound-evoked fMRI study. World Congress of Audiology conference, Vancouver.

J. Davies, P. Gander and D.A. Hall (2016). Exploring the amygdala response to emotionally evocative soundscapes in people with tinnitus: a sound-evoked fMRI study. Tinnitus Research Initiative, Nottingham.

J. Davies, D.A. Hall and M. Sereda (2014). Evaluating a Pre-Market version of Oticon Alta with a Tinnitus Sound Generator: Feedback on fitting and usability from patient and clinician. British Academy of Audiology conference, Manchester.

M. Sereda, J. Davies and D.A. Hall (2014). Evaluating a Pre-Market version of Oticon Alta with a Tinnitus Sound Generator: Tinnitus relief. British Academy of Audiology conference, Manchester.

J. Davies, P. Gander, M. Andrews, and D.A. Hall (2012). Auditory network connectivity in tinnitus patients: a resting-state fMRI study. British Tinnitus Association conference, London.

J. Davies, P. Gander, M. Andrews, and D.A. Hall (2012). Auditory network connectivity in tinnitus patients: a resting-state fMRI study. British Society of Audiology conference, Nottingham.

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