Dr. Adebolajo A. ADEYEMO



Name: Adebolajo, A, ADEYEMO

Designation: Senior Medical Research Fellow


Department: Institute Of Child Health

Phone number: +2348037172329

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Adebolajo A. ADEYEMO MBBS (Ibadan); MSc (London); FWACS

Dr. Adebolajo ADEYEMO, Senior Medical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon began his academic career with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Ibadan in 1999. After the mandatory internship and National Service, he proceeded for residency training in Otolaryngology at the University College Hospital Ibadan obtaining the Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology, in 2008. He won the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Short Term Fellowship to conduct research at the Medical University of Vienna.

He was also awarded GSK/EDCTP scholarship for training in Clinical Trials, culminating in a Master’s degree in Clinical Trials from the University of London in 2016

In 200, Bola won the Robert McNamara World Bank Fellowship which facilitated research work at the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA.

Area of Specialization

Dr. Adeyemo, is the head of Ear and Hearing Disorder Research Group. The focus of the group centres on “Deafness within the African milieu”; this is a deliberate attempt to situate Deafness and Hearing Disorders research in the context of the African child. The focus on Deafness stems from the uneven burden of hearing impairment shouldered by children in Sub Saharan Africa. Deafness is the commonest disability in the world with a severe footprint on the African continent. Utilizing a tripod research approach of clinical management, laboratory, and community research the Ear and Hearing Disorder Research Group adopts a holistic approach to research on Deafness. It is expected that this will enable a rapid bench to bedside translation and community acceptance of research outputs with the goal of bringing a rapid succour to the African child by mitigating the additional burden of hearing impairment.


Current Research and Capacity Building Projects including Grants

1. Title: Auditory Evaluation Of Stroke Survivors: Validating A Low-cost Screening Protocol

Funder: ACE - NCD

Brief Summary: Auditory impairment is the most common sensory disability in the world, and it has a very significant impact on functional ability at personal, social, and occupational levels. While stroke is the commonest neurological disorder in adults and a leading cause of medical coma, neurological disability, and placement in long-term care. Auditory impairment occurs in association with stroke and can hinder patient care and rehabilitation.

The true prevalence of auditory impairment in stroke survivors is unknown. yet routine hearing screening protocol cannot be easily foisted on stroke survivors. Therefore, there is need for a protocol to identify auditory impairment in stroke survivors in a cheap, reliable, and swift manner.

The primary objective of this study is to validate a low-cost hearing screening protocol – using a smart phone hearing screening apps and hearing questionnaires – as appropriate tools for early identification of peripheral auditory impairment in stroke survivors and determination of patients who will require referral for specialist hearing review and additional management.

Role: PI



Funder: Cures Within Reach

Brief Summary: Chronic suppurative otitis media is characterized by persistent tympanic membrane perforation and mucopurulent otorrhea. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and is a leading cause of pediatric hearing loss. Antibiotic eardrops are the main stay of treatment, but with emerging resistance and increasing treatment failure, the need to explore other treatment option has become pertinent. Povidone-iodine is an antiseptic solution, with a broad spectrum of activity and no reported resistance. It is readily available in most homes and health facilities in Nigeria, safe for aural application and effective against the microbes responsible for chronic suppurative otitis media. The study is a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of Povidone-iodine aural wash in the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media in children.

Role: Co-PI


Journal Articles

1. Adeyemo A, Faridi R, Chattaraj P, Yousaf R, Tona R, Okorie S, Bharadwaj T, Nouel-Saied LM, Acharya A, Schrauwen I, Morell RJ, Leal SM, Friedman TB, Griffith AJ, Roux I. (2022) Genomic analysis of childhood hearing loss in the Yoruba population of Nigeria. Eur J Hum Genet.Jan;30(1):42-52. doi: 10.1038/s41431-021-00984-w.

2. Babarinde JA, Adeyemo AA, Adeoye AM. Hearing loss and hypertension: exploring the linkage. (2021) The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology. September; 39(98). doi: Click here.

2. Biagio, L. , Swanepoel, D.W. , Adeyemo, A.A. , Hall III, J.W and Vinck, B. (2013). Asynchronous Video-otoscopy using a Telehealth Facilitator, Telemedicine and

E-health Vol. 19.4. pp 252-258

4. Adeyemo, A.A. , Oluwatosin, O.O. and Omotade, O.O. (2016). Study of streptomycin-induced ototoxicity:Protocol, Springer Plus Vol. 5.758. pp 1-9

5. Jatto, M.E. , Adeyemo, A.A. , Ogunkeyede, S.A. , Lagunju, I.A. and Nwaorgu,

O.G. (2020). Pediatric Hearing Thresholds Post-Bacterial Meningitis.Frontiers in Surgery Vol.7.No.36:

6. Jaiyeola, M.T. and Adeyemo, A.A. (2018). Quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing students in Ibadan metropolis, Nigeria, PLoS ONE Vol. 13.1. pp 1-11

7. Kayode, O and Adeyemo, A.A. (2018). The Yoruba version of LittlEARS Auditory Questionnaire: evaluation of auditory development in children with normal hearing, Journal of Otology Vol. 13.0. pp 92-96

8. Adeyemo, A.A. and Okolo, C.A. (2012). Pediatric Head and Neck Malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Pediatric Sciences Vol. 4.4. pp e162

9. Babatunde, O.D. , Adeyemo, A.A. and Oladokun, R. (2018). Otolaryngologic Lesions among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-infected Children, Annals of Otology and Neurotology Vol. 1.0. pp 105-110

10. Adeyemo, A.A. (2018). Policy Brief on Childhood Deafness: Early Detection is the Key, Nigerian Journal of Child and adolescent Health Vol. 1.1. pp 10-14

11. Adeyemo, A.A. , Ogunkeyede, S and Dania, O. (2021). Hearing healthcare gaps in LMICS: snapshot from a semi-urban community in Nigeria, African Health Sciences Vol. 21.2. pp 912-918

12. Adeyemo, A.A. and Okolo, C.A. (2012). Pediatric Head and Neck Malignancies in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Pediatric Sciences Vol. 4.4. pp e162



Masters Level

1. Noise pollution and attention control among primary school children in Ibadan. Tanimowo Abraham Adebusoye

2. Assessment of training of primary health care workers on management of ear infections. Ojo Oyinlola Esther

3. Validity of Auditory Behaviour Assessment as a Screening Tool in Children. Segun Ayodeji Ogunkeyede



Masters Level

1. Depression and anxiety disorders among deaf young people. Prisca C. Onuegbu

2. Impact of childhood hearing loss on parents and family life. Ayoola, Priscilla Busola

3. Evaluation of Yoruba version of the Littlears auditory questionnaire for the assessment of auditory development in children. Kayode Olawunmi Bose



West African College of Surgeons (WACS)

1. Hearing Loss and Dementia In The Elderly At University College Hospital Ibadan. Dr Samuel Okoh Sule

2. Hearing Threshold Assessment in Children Post Bacterial Meningitis In Ibadan. Dr Jatto Mercy Ewomazino

3. Hearing Loss in Hypertension. Dr John Adekunle Babarinde

4. Relationship Between Peak Serum Billirubin and Hearing Threshold Of Neonates With Hyperbilirubinemia. Dr Adekunle Kazeem Adeagbo

5. Correlation Between Severity Of Intermittent Hypoxia And Microalbuminuria In Paediatric Patients With Obstructive Adenotonsillar Enlargement. Dr Omowonuola Ahuoiza Ogundoyin


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