John FitzGerald

Chair of Electrophysiology SIG

John completed his PhD at Newcastle Medical School in 1987 in the Biochemical Characterisation of Middle Ear Effusion in Children with Glue Ear and during that time developed an interest in electrophysiological measurements in response to sound. He developed his interest whilst training and working as an Audiologist Scientist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, investigating the clinical application of the 40Hz response in adults and developing normative data for ABR testing using the ‘click stimulus’. As well as undertaking ABR and cortical work in Audiology John also helped develop electrophysiological monitoring of the spinal cord during scoliosis surgery.

John has been Head of Audiology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for the last 20 years.  He was a member of the QA Board for Newborn Hearing Screening for many years and then joined the Electrophysiology Group of the BSA when it took over guardianship of the diagnostic electrophysiology guidelines of babies referred from the newborn hearing screen.