Cochlear implants in adults and children

Research Overview

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.  The research is multidisciplinary, often involving audiology, speech and language pathology, surgery, mechanical and electronic engineering, psychophysics, auditory neuroscience and rehabilitative sciences.




  • National Acoustics Laboratory
  • Australian Hearing
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI)
  • Macquarie University Friedreich Ataxia Research Alliance – Clinical Network
  • Bionics Institute
  • University of Queensland – School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


  • Cochlear Ltd


  • Hearing CRC
  • Cochlear Ltd
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The Australian Research Council
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Deafness Foundation

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Professor Richard Dowell

Department / Centre

Audiology and Speech Pathology

Unit / Centre

Cochlear implants in adults and children

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