Improvement to intraoperative hearing assessment and prevention of inner-ear damage in humans

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: No

Funding:

  • Oticon Foundation in New Zealand (Oticon Research Grants)

Project Abstract

This is a three-year research project into methods to monitor hearing and to reduce hearing loss during otologic surgery, or ear microsurgery. The research is likely to benefit the large number of people undergoing otologic surgery - about 60 a year in Christchurch alone, with thousands more worldwide. The project is funded by the Oticon Foundation in New Zealand, which is a charitable trust of Oticon New Zealand Ltd and aims to improve the lives of the hearing-impaired in New Zealand through finding better solutions to hearing loss and increasing public awareness and understanding of hearing impairment.

Researchers - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines