Research Areas

Audiology Research

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery is a local leader in the field of auditory implants. It was the key research centre for cochlear implant in Asia Pacific region, and performed the first auditory brainstem implant and the first bone-anchored hearing aid implantation in irradiated nasopharyngeal cancer patient in Asia. The team is also engaged in research projects on the effect and outcome evaluation of various hearing prostheses, as well as the management of hearing loss in older adults. Various standardised assessment tools in speech, hearing, and communication sciences have been developed and validated by the interdisciplinary research team in the Department too.