Fei Zhao, MD, PhD
Fei Zhao, MD, PhD, is Centre Director and Senior Lecturer in Audiology at the Centre for Hearing and Balance Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Dr Zhaos research over the past 15 years has focused on the development of sensitized and reliable measures for detecting the middle ear disorders and cochlear dysfunction. He received his Ph.D. at Welsh Hearing Institute, University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Zhao had his postdoctoral training in the Bioengineering Department, Tohoku University, Japan, and the Physical Acoustics Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital, USA. He has important contributions in several research projects, including clinical application of the Sweep Frequency Impedance meter (SFI) in measuring the middle ear dynamic characteristics of patients with middle ear disorders, as well as preliminary development of wideband energy tympanometry (WBT). He is also interested in other research areas, including many aspects of improvements in health and well-being, together with psychosocial elements and the impact of hearing impairment on people. Dr Zhaos research outputs have a high national and international profile. His work has been published regularly in key international journals in the Audiological field as well as other healthcare related fields.