A new test of listening effort

Research Opportunity
Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medical Bionics Department
Location
Bionics Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Colette McKay cmckay@bionicsinstitute.org

Summary This project will develop and evaluate in normal hearing listeners a new dual-task behavioural test for listening effort.

Project Details

When we listen in non-ideal environments, an increased effort is needed to understand speech. This problem affects the quality of life of hearing impaired people. Being able to measure listening effort can lead to better ways to evaluate the benefit of different hearing aid parameters, for example. This project will develop and evaluate in normal hearing listeners a new dual-task behavioural test for listening effort.

Suitable background of students: This Masters in Biomedical Science or Honours project would suit a science student who is comfortable working with volunteer participants.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience



Research Opportunities

Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medical Bionics Department

Research Node

Bionics Institute

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