Audiology and Speech Pathology - Theses
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Vestibular migraine: a challenging illness to live with and to manage: a qualitative study of patients’ and specialists’ perspectives
Vestibular migraine (VM) is one of the most common causes of recurrent vertigo with significant effects on patients’ health-related quality of life measures and psychological well-being. It is widely accepted that VM is ...
Outcomes for adult cochlear implant recipients with functional pre-operative hearing
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In recent years, the population of persons with hearing loss attending cochlear implant (CI) centres for candidacy discussions has shifted to include those with greater hearing than in the past. Specifically, ...
Development and validation of the short language measure (SLaM): a brief measure of general language ability for children in their first year at school
The identification of children with language difficulties relies on the referral of children to speech-language services. Yet, the referrers of young school-aged children cannot always accurately discriminate those with ...
Patient-centred communication in audiology education: an exploration of perspectives and practice
Patient-centred communication is recognised as the cornerstone to quality healthcare delivery and is associated with positive patient health outcomes. It is a core component of established healthcare disciplines, such as ...
Speech and language phenotyping in children with cleft lip and/or palate and their unaffected relatives
Background: Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is one of the most common birth defects. Non-syndromic CL/Ps make up 70% of cases and are associated with complex phenotypes, challenging accurate clinical diagnosis and ...
Early feeding and communication skills in children born at <30 weeks of gestational age
Introduction Children born preterm are at risk of adverse neurodevelopment, potentially including disordered feeding, voice, speech, and language. The literature lacks an integrated picture of these domains, and predictors ...
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 ...