Dr Brigid Mac Ardle

Dr Brigid Mac ArdleTel: 020 7915 1641
Fax: 020 7915 1666

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

The Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Audiovestibular medicine

Professional background

After undergraduate training at University College Dublin, I trained in paediatrics in Bristol and later at Guy’s Hospital. My first Consultant post was in Community Paediatrics at Northwick Park Hospital and following this, I retrained in Audiovestibular Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital and had the privilege of being mentored by the late Dr Susan Bellman.

I have been working as a Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, for the past 12 years. As an honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Ear Institute, I coordinate the Paediatric Audiological Medicine and Rehabilitation module.

Research interests

My research interests include aetiological investigation of deafness; parental coping strategies post diagnosis of deafness, tinnitus and hyperacusis in children, as well as outcome measures in paediatric audiovestibular medicine.  I am vice president of the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians


  1. Mac Ardle B & Bitner-Glindzicz M . Investigation of the child with permanent hearing impairment. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2010 95: 14-23
  2. Bitner-Glindzicz M, Osei-Lah V, Colvin I, Sirimanna T, Lucas D, Mac Ardle B, Webb D, Shankar A, Kingston J, Jenkins L, Rahman S. Aminoglycoside-induced deafness during treatment of acute leukaemia. Arch Dis Child 2010;95:153-155
  3. MacArdle BM, Bailey C, Phelps PD, Bradley J, Brown T, Wheeler A.
    Cochlear implants in children with craniofacial syndromes: assessment and outcomes.
    Int J Audiol. 2002 Sep;41(6):347-56.
  4. Liu XZ, Blanton SH, Bitner-Glindzicz M , Pandya A, Landa B, Mac Ardle B, Rajput K, Bellman S, Web BT, Ping X , Smith RJ, Nance WE.
     Haplotype analysis of the USAH1D locus and genotype-phenotype correlations
    Clin Genetics 2001;60(1):58-62
  5. Rickard S, Kelsell DP, Sirimana T, Rajput K, MacArdle B, Bitner-Glindzicz M.
    Recurrent mutations in the deafness gene GJB2 (connexin 26) in British Asian families. J Med Genet. 2001 Aug;38(8):530-3.
  6. MacArdle BM, West C, Bradley J, Worth S, Mackenzie J, Bellman SC.
    A study of the application of a frequency transposition hearing system in children.
    Br J Audiol. 2001 Feb;35(1):17-29.
  7. Edwards L, Mac Ardle BM, Doney A, Bellman S.
    Parental Experiences of a Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme
    Cochlear Implants International, 1(2) 95-107, 2000 
  8. Bamiou D, Mac Ardle B, Bitner Glindzicz M, Sirimanna T.
    Aetiological investigations of hearing loss in childhood.
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2000,25: 98-106.
  9. Mac Ardle B, Hazan V, Prasher D.
    Speech Pattern Audiometry in hearing impaired children
    British Journal of Audiology 1999; 33: 383-393.
  10. De Silva M, Mac Ardle BM, Mc Gowan M, Hughes E,Stewart J, Neville BGR,
    Randomised Comparative Monotherapy trial of Phenobarbitone, Phenytoin, Carbamazepine, or Sodium Valproate for newly diagnosed childhood epilepsy.
    Johnston AL,Reynolds EH. Lancet 1996 ;347:709-713
  11. Wall R, Wilson J, Mac Ardle BM, Vellani Z.
    Meningococcal Infection : Evidence for School Transmission.
    J of Infection 1991 23; 155-159
  12. Mac Ardle BM, Mc Gowan MEL, Greene SA, Miller CS
    Anticonvulsant drugs, growth, and development
    Archives of Disease in Childhood 1987; 62:615-617
  13. Brain C, Mac Ardle BM, Levin S,
    Idiosyncratic Reactions to Carbamazepine mimicking viral
    infection in Children. BMJ, 1984 289,354
  14. Mac Ardle BM, Chambers T, Weller S,
    Acute Renal Failure in Kawasaki Disease.  Journal of Royal Society of Medicine 1983; 76: 615 -616 .

GMC/GDC number: 1384976