Hearing protection in surgery
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
|Prof Stephen O’Leary||Personal web page|
|Dr Hayden Eastwood||Personal web page|
This project aims to reduce the risk of hearing loss during surgery or medical interventions, such as chemotherapy to treat cancer. Hearing loss during cochlear implantation is of particular interest, since the aim of implant surgery is now to combine both natural hearing and the cochlear implant. This is a translational research project that is defining clinically applicable ways of delivering protective drugs to the inner ear prior to medical and surgical interventions. We conduct basic research into the modes and timing of delivery of therapeutic drugs to the inner ear, and translate this work into clinical trials. This project would suit those with an interest in surgery, clinical medicine, neurophysiology or biomedical engineering.
This work is supported by the NHMRC, the Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation and Cochlear. There is scope for Research Higher degrees in physiology, pathology, clinical science, surgery and engineering.
We undertake biological studies to understand how hearing loss occurs during cochlear implantation, test both in the lab and patients methods for monitoring hearing during cochlear implant surgery, and undertake clinical trials and cohort studies.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.