Previous Headline News

In this section you can find all our previous headline news stories.

Joint lab meeting in Leicester - November 2023

Joint lab away day in Leicester

The Hearing Research Group took the opportunity to share the cutting-edge research happening at Sheffield with other research groups from Kings College London, Swansea University, Sussex University and the University of Leicester at the biannual joint hearing research lab meeting.

Paper published - June 2023

Ana paper

This review from the Hearing Research Group discusses the application of gene therapy to treat hearing loss.

Press the link below to read the full paper!

"Recent advances and future challenges in gene therapy for hearing loss"

Dr Johnson has two new Postdocs - February 2023

Stuart Johnson lab photo

Dr Johnson has been awarded funding from RNID and BBSRC both for a postdoc to investigate the role of noise exposure on the progression of hearing loss.

Follow this link to find out more about the postdocs and their projects.

Paper published - November 2022

EMBO image

In this paper, we identified a critical time period of calcium activity that is required for hair-bundle maintenance in inner hair cells.

Press the title below to find the paper.

"A critical period of prehearing spontaneous Ca2+ spiking is required for hair-bundle maintenance in inner hair cells"

PhD position filled


We hired a new PhD student to work in Professor Walter Marcotti's lab. This exciting project is looking into treating progressive hearing loss with AAV mediated gene therapy!

3-Year Research Assistant Position Filled


We hired a new 3-year Research Assistant in the Marcotti lab. The candidate will be involved in overseeing daily operations and providing technical support.