Barry Bardsley

Research group:
Cognitive Science
029 208 74007
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

My research is concerned with hearing impairment and binaural hearing.

Binaural hearing helps listeners to understand speech in noise, but some hearing impaired  listeners demonstrate little benefit from binaural hearing. One would expect that hearing aids would help but this is not always the case. The focus of my research will be directed towards improving our understanding of this process and the difficulties encountered by hearing aid users with the ultimate goal of helping hearing aids users understand speech in the presence of competing noise.

Full list of publications



£4000 Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Research group

Cognitive Science


Undergraduate education

BSc Zoology (Swansea University) 2002

Postgraduate education

MSc Audiology (Manchester University) 2005
PGCE Higher Education (Swansea University) 2010

Awards/external committees

British Academy of Audiology Accreditation of Academic Education Committee


Higher Education Authority


British Academy of Audiology
British Society of Audiology
Health and Care Professions Council
Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists


Audiology Lecturer, Swansea University (2007-present)