Auditory Neuroscience Unit
The primary aim of the Auditory Neuroscience Unit is to provide a better understanding of the normal anatomy and physiology of the mammalian auditory system, with a view to designing intelligent therapies for those with hearing loss. Projects within the unit straddle basic, translational and clinical research and these can be tailored to suit those interested in either wet laboratory or clinical research.
Bilateral and Binaural Hearing
The research group is examining the benefits of utilising bilateral hearing.
Broader Outcomes, Learning and Communication in Children
The research in this theme is investigating broader outcomes for children with cochlear implants such as communicative, cognitive, language, socio-emotional and academic development.
Cochlear implants in adults and children
This research theme covers all clinical aspects of the application of cochlear implants in adults and children as well as attempting to understand the underlying neuroscience of cochlear implant hearing.
Identification and Management of Hearing Disorders
This research theme covers clinical (patient-based) research in the fields of diagnostic audiology, auditory neuroscience and remediation of hearing deficit.
Identification and Management of Vestibular Disorders
The Vestibular Unit examines the nature of the balance system and how it is influenced by disorders and conditions that impact on its function, its pathways and the central nervous system integrity.
Neuroscience of Speech
The Neuroscience of Speech research group undertakes discovery, clinical and translational research into communication and swallowing deficits in adults and children.
- Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery
- Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language
- Communication in Dementia
- Developmental Stuttering
- Genetics of speech and language
- Neural basis of childhood speech and language disorders
- Speech and swallowing in Movement Disorders
- Speech as a marker of brain function
- Summer Internship