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Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, University of Southampton

Mark Fletcher is a Senior Research Fellow within the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service. He leads the electro-haptics research project (, which seeks to improve outcomes for cochlear implant users by transmitting missing sound information through vibration on the skin.

Before working at Southampton, Mark did his PhD at the Institute of Hearing Research, where he used auditory psychophysics and otoacoustic emissions to help develop methods for measuring top-down control of cochlear processing in humans. Mark also worked in the University of Southampton Hearing and Balance Centre studying claims of negative health effects of very high-frequency sound and ultrasound. Mark also has an interest in tinnitus research and, in collaboration with Ian Wiggins from the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, has developed an auditory training app that focuses on the recreation of highly realistic auditory environments.


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, University of Southampton


  • 2015 
    University of Nottingham, PhD in Auditory Neuroscience