Bilateral and Binaural Hearing

Research Overview

The research group is examining the benefits of utilising bilateral hearing. Target populations include children/young adults with bilateral hearing loss using two cochlear implants or a hearing aid plus an implant, and children/young adults with unilateral hearing loss using a cochlear implant in combination with normal hearing in the other ear.

Additional work is focussed on the clinical management of children/young adults using cochlear implants, including implant candidacy, pre-operative prediction of benefit, and post-operative mapping and support.

The research team is skilled in a range of assessment procedures, including audiometric assessment, language assessments, spatial hearing tests, and objective evaluation of listening effort.



  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Cochlear Implant Clinic
  • Cochlear Limited


  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Deafness Foundation
  • Action on Hearing Loss
  • Collier Foundation
  • William Angliss Charitable Fund

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health & Well-being, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Karyn Galvin

Department / Centre

Audiology and Speech Pathology

Unit / Centre

Bilateral and Binaural Hearing