Audiology and Speech Pathology Research

The Department has fostered a diversification of research interests to include additional aspects of hearing, speech, language and vestibular function.

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.

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Bilateral and Binaural Hearing

The research group is examining the benefits of utilising bilateral hearing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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