- Primary position:
- Lecturer in Audiology
Daniel is a Lecturer in Audiology at the University of Southampton. His goal is to develop knowledge and technologies that will allow people with sensory impairments to optimally use their hearing to achieve the independence, prosperity and fulfilment they desire.
Daniel teaches on, and is the Admissions Tutor for, the BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) and MSc Audiology programmes, and is an Audiologist registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).
Daniel began his training as an Audiologist in the National Health Service in 1995. In 2000, he embarked on the MSc in Audiology at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), graduating in 2002. Daniel conducted his PhD research, funded by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (now Action On Hearing Loss), under the supervision of Prof Mark Lutman and graduated in 2006. In 2004 he joined the Hearing and Balance Centre as a member of staff. Daniel is the lead member of a team of scientific advisors from the University of Southampton to the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, which includes the Deaflympics.
A sample lecture on human echolocation.
Youtube video: How our ears help us see
Honours and Awards
|2013||The Denzil Brooks Trophy, British Society of Audiology in recognition of outstanding contributions to promoting excellence in clinical practice through Chairmanship of the Professional Practice Committee, which has become the leading provider of clinical guidance in audiology nationally and internationally.|
"My team is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with sensory impairments"
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Conference or Workshop Item
Sounds, through hearing, are important to people in various ways. Daniel is interested in ways that the hearing of sound helps us (e.g. for communication and spatial awareness) and hinders us (e.g. the interfering and fatiguing effects of background noise), the particular difficulties that arise with hearing impairment and how hearing can be exploited to help people with visual impairment and blindness. His research covers:
- How hearing can help us to localise objects that either actively produce sounds (aka sound-source localization) or can be stimulated to reflect sounds (aka echolocation).
- How hearing assists or interferes with our ability to function in challenging acoustic and psychological environments. For example, effects of different types of background sound on hearing, situational awareness and cognitive capabilities.
- The effects of hearing impairment and auditory prostheses on our hearing abilities (including speech understanding and localization).
The importance of hearing to visually impaired and blind people and how the usefulness of their hearing can be improved, especially if they also have a hearing loss.
Primary research group: Human Sciences Group
Affiliate research group: Hearing and Balance Centre
How can humans use echoes to detect and locate objects?
What is the best way detect cheating in sporting events for deaf people?
What benefit do hearing impaired people get from using two auditory prostheses, one in each ear?
How can the impact of hearing impairment on the capabilities of military personnel be assessed?
This project is exploring different ways of providing long term follow up to cochlear implant users.
The large anechoic chamber at the University of Southampton
An experiment to determine the localisation abilities of cochlear implant users
|Basic neurosensory assessment||ISVR1025||BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) Part 1||Co-ordinator|
|Physiological and Psychophysical Measurement||ISVR1031||BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) Part 1||Lecturer|
|Clinical Measurement and Training||ISVR1028||BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) Part 1||Practical Tutor|
|Experimental Audiology Research (EAR) Projects||ISVR2033||BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) Part 2||Co-ordinator|
|Clinical Practicum||ISVR2038||BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) Part 2||Practical Tutor|
|Clinical Practicum||ISVR3026||BSc Audiology Part 3||Co-ordinator of synoptic exam|
BSc Audiology Part 3
|Clinical Assessment in Audiology||ISVR6121||MSc Audiology||Lecturer, Practical Tutor and Clinic Tutor|
|Physiology and Psychology of hearing||ISVR6125||MSc Audiology||Lecturer|
|Diagnostic Audiology||ISVR6122||MSc Audiology||Co-ordinator|
|Research Project||ISVR6075||MSc Audiology||Practical Tutor|
Dr Daniel Rowan
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Room Number: 13/4019