Profile: Sue Archbold

Sue Archbold, PhD
Chief Executive
The Ear Foundation,

Sue was the teacher of the deaf of the first child in the UK to have a cochlear implant. She then helped establish The Ear Foundation to fund the first paediatric cochlear implants in the UK, and went on to co-ordinate the Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme from its inception in 1989 until 2004. There she developed methods of assessing and monitoring young children for implantation and a database to manage a cochlear implant programme. She has published widely on the education of deaf children and on outcomes from implantation, and recently received her doctorate from the University of Nijmegen, cum laude, on the subject of Deaf Education: changed by cochlear implantation? She is now Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation, leading its programme of support, information, education and research to ensure the maximum benefit from the latest hearing technologies at home, school and work.

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4 Responses to Profile: Sue Archbold

  1. Marco Gubernale says:

    Dear Doctor Archbold,
    I am e-mailing you as I have read the abstract of your article “Parents
    and their deaf child: their perceptions three years after cochlear
    implantation”, published in “Deafness and education” in 2002.

    I found the topic of relevant interest for my clinical endeavours, but
    unfortunately I have not access to it through my Institution.

    I therefeore would kindly ask you whether you could forward a copy.

    I am grateful for your help, yours sincerely

    Marco Gubernale

  2. Joice de Moura Silva says:

    Good Afternoon,

    My name is Joice, I’m a Master Student in speech-language pathologist post-graduate program from School of Dentistry at University of São Paulo, under supervising of Prof Dr. Adriane Lima Mortari Moret.
    In my research to obtain the master’s degree, we used the questionnaire “Children With Cochlear Implants: Parent’s Perspectives” elaborated by Archbold et al. (2002), translated and validated to Portuguese by Fortunato-Tavares et al. (2012). However, at the moment of data scoring and analyzes, we noticed that the data base “Parent Views and Experiences Questionnaire Data Entry (version 1.02: ISVR Software, Copyright 2003)” elaborated by the team of Ear Foundation ( and previously used in published articles are not available for online access.
    Our difficulty is to find articles with guidelines regarding the analyses and the detailed classification of the questions as quantitative, qualitative, positive, and negative. Therefore, we ask, if possible, instruction and recommendations about the appropriate manner to score the questionnaire.

    Thank you for your attention and hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    • Anastasia says:

      Dear Joice, we have forwarded your request to Sue Archbold. Please be patient while we wait for her to answer. The best of luck with your research!

  3. Joice de Moura Silva says:

    Good morning Dear Anastasia, thank you very much for the return. I look forward to Sue’s response.

    Best regards,


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