Bilateral and Binaural Hearing
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
This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
- Galvin, K; Dowell, R; van Hoesel, R; Mok, M, Speech detection in noise for young bilaterally implanted children: Is there evidence of binaural benefit over the shadowed ear? Ear & Hear, in press.
- Galvin, K; Mok, M, Everyday listening performance of children before and after receiving a second cochlear implant: Results using the parent version of the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale. Ear & Hear, 37 2016, 93-102.
- Galvin, K; Sarant, J; Harris, D; Bennet, L; Mok, M; Canagasabey, M, Performance ratings for children using bilateral cochlear implants obtained with the Speech, Spatial, and Other Qualities of Hearing Scale for parents. Cochlear Imp Intl, 16 2015, S19-22.
- Galvin, K, Achievement of early clinical milestones and long-term functional outcomes for children and young adults with bilateral cochlear implants. Cochlear Imp Intl, 16 2015, S16.
- Galvin, K; Holland, J; Hughes, K, Longer term functional outcomes and everyday listening performance for young children through to young adults using bilateral implants. Ear & Hear, 35(2) 2014, 171-182.
- Galvin, K; Noble, W, Adaptation of the Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale for use with children, parents, and teachers. Cochlear Imp Intl, 14(3) 2013, 135-141.
- Hughes, K; Galvin, K, Measuring listening effort expended by adolescents and young adults with unilateral or bilateral cochlear implants or normal hearing. Cochlear Imp Intl, 14(3) 2013, 121-129.
- Galvin, K; Hughes, K, Adapting to bilateral cochlear implants: early post-operative device use by children receiving sequential or simultaneous implants at or before 3.5 years. Cochlear Imp Intl, 13(2) 2012, 105-112.
- Holland, J; Galvin, K; Briggs, R, Planned simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant operations: How often do children receive only one implant? Intl J Ped Otorhinolaryngol, 76(3) 2012, 396-399.
- Galvin, K; Hughes, K; Holland, J; Mok, M, Performance of toddlers, children, and young adults using unilateral or bilateral cochlear implants on a left versus right loudspeaker identification task. Audiol & Neurotol Extra, 1, 2011 30-44.
- Dowell, R; Galvin, K; Dettman, S; Leigh, J; Hughes, K; van Hoesel, R, Bilateral Cochlear Implants in Children. Seminars Hear, 32 (1) 2011, 53-72.
- Galvin, K; Hughes, K; Mok, M, Can adolescents and young adults with prelingual hearing loss benefit from a second, sequential cochlear implant? Intl J Audiol 49 (5) 2010, 368-377.
- Mok, M; Galvin, K; Dowell, R; McKay, C, Speech perception benefit for children with a cochlear implant and a hearing aid in opposite ears and children with bilateral cochlear implants. Audiol & Neurotol, 15 2010, 44-56.
- Galvin, K; Leigh, J, Hughes, K, How we do it: Clinical management of the child receiving a second, bilateral cochlear implant. Cochlear Imp Intl 10 (2) 2009, 84-91.
- Galvin, K; Mok, M; Dowell, R; Briggs, R, Speech detection and localization results and clinical outcomes for children receiving sequential bilateral cochlear implants before 4 years. Intl J Audiol, 47(10) 2008, 636 - 646.
- Galvin, K; Mok, M; Dowell, R; Briggs, R, 12-month post-operative results for older children using sequential bilateral implants. Ear & Hear, 28(2) 2007, S19-S21.
- Galvin, K; Mok, M; Dowell, R, Perceptual benefit and functional outcomes for children using sequential bilateral cochlear implants. Ear & Hear, 28 (4) 2007, 470-482.
- Mok, M; Galvin, K; Dowell, R; McKay, C, Spatial unmasking and binaural advantage for speech detection in children with normal hearing, bimodal devices and bilateral cochlear implants. Audiol & Neurotol, 12 (5) 2007, 19-30.
- Investigating the benefits of bilateral cochlear implants for children and young adults and developing evidence-based clinical management practices
- Cochlear implantation for children with single-sided deafness or very asymmetrical hearing loss
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