Understanding the hearing loss caused by cochlear implantation
- Research Opportunity
- Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
|Dr Christofer Besterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prof Stephen O'Learyemail@example.com||Personal web page|
|Dr Hayden Eastwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Summary We are pioneering the use of intra-operative monitoring of hearing function during cochlear implantation to actively preserve this function in theatre.
We are pioneering the use of intra-operative monitoring of hearing function during cochlear implantation to actively preserve this function in theatre. As part of this monitoring, we often see a sudden drop in cochlear output, which we hypothesize is due to a trauma occurring to the inner-ear. We have demonstrated that drops of a certain size are correlated with greater losses of hearing post-operatively. These drops can occur rapidly or slowly at multiple parts during the insertion. The purpose of this project is to investigate whether the timing, size, or slope of these drops affects the severity of post-operative hearing loss.
Faculty Research Themes
Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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Research NodeSurgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
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