Dr. Matthew Bush

Dr. Matthew Bush honored for work to improve hearing healthcare

Dr. Matthew Bush, a clinician and researcher at UK Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship for his research related to improving hearing healthcare in underserved rural areas.

Bush is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Behavioral Science at UK. He is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to receive the $10,000 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines.

His research investigates hearing healthcare disparities in underserved rural populations with a goal to develop and implement innovative interventions that improve the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. The fellowship award will be applied toward 12 months of dissertation writing.

Bush received extensive medical training at Marshall University and UK. He studied hearing healthcare, ear surgery and innovative technologies including cochlear implants. He completed his fellowship at the Ohio State University, where he began to develop research on hearing healthcare in rural populations.


Next steps:

  • Get to know Dr. Bush in our Making the Rounds interview. He tells us what his ideal weekend looks like and how he gives the gift of hearing, here and around the world.
  • Learn more about cochlear implants, including who is a candidate for the device and how they’re different from hearing aids.