Audiology and Speech Pathology - Theses
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Mild and moderate congenital hearing loss in childhood: trends and associations with language outcomes
Background: Children born with mild and moderate bilateral hearing loss experience poorer language outcomes than peers without hearing loss. Following implementation of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) in the ...
The effect of early otitis media on long-term binaural processing
INTRODUCTION: One of the most common childhood ear pathologies is otitis media with effusion. The immediate impacts of otitis media are well known, and include fluctuating conductive hearing loss and impaired speech ...
The pre- and post-operative experiences of families of children who received bilateral cochlear implants
Objectives: First to document the time spent using both implants and whether the bilaterally implanted children have favoured cochlear implant (CI). Second, to document the factors reported by families, which might have ...
Quantification of motor speech in primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and primary progressive aphasia (PPA) are two groups of related disorders which are classified into the behavioural (bvFTD), semantic (svPPA), nonfluent/agrammatic (nfvPPA) and logopaenic ...
Outcomes and predictive factors with cochlear implants for adults with a significant, early-onset hearing loss
Background and Aims: Adults with an early-onset hearing loss are being referred to cochlear implant clinics more frequently in recent years than was observed during the early years of cochlear implantation. Open set speech ...
Eye-tracking of Gaze Allocation during Story Listening: Influence of early communicative input and current language competence for students with a cochlear implant
Children born with profound hearing loss in developed countries usually receive cochlear implant/s to access sound and develop spoken language. Children with hearing loss also have access to early intervention from the ...
A study of electrical stimulation levels over 10 years for adults using Nucleus cochlear implants
Cochlear implants have improved sound perception for thousands of people with severe and profound sensorineural hearing loss. To ensure a good quality sound signal, the implant must be individually programmed throughout ...
Innervation of peripheral and central auditory tissues by human embryonic stem cell-derived neurons in vitro
The loss of auditory neurons that occurs with profound hearing loss is irreversible in humans. Stem cell therapy for auditory neuron replacement thereby offers potential for hearing restoration in patients with profound ...
Swallowing difficulties in Friedreich ataxia
Swallowing is an important biological function reliant on the coordinated interaction between motor and sensory mechanisms. Swallowing dysfunction (dysphagia) is a common sequela of neurodegenerative disease and is ...
Language development in autism spectrum disorder: longitudinal comparison with a community cohort of children with language impairment and typical development
Background: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects more than 1 in 50 children in Australia. Language difficulties are common in ASD with up to 30% of children unable to communicate ...