Presentations

2019

  • 2019 Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses (Lake Tahoe, July 14 – 19)
    • S. Tabibi, A. Kegel, W.k. Lai, N. Dillier – Investigation of auditory nerve fibers facilitation effect in cochlear implant recipients
    • A. Vandali, B.Swanson, A. O’Brien, E. Do, D. Bysouth-Young, R. Hassarati and R. Cowan – The opal strategy improves cochlear implant pitch and melody perception
  • ACI Alliance – 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children (Miami, July 11 – 13)
    • A-M. Crowe, K. Gardner-Berry, P. Berkley, R. Hassarati, W.K. Lai – Two case studies of cochlear implantation in young patients with Brown-Vialetto-Van-Laere (BVVL) syndrome
    • D. Murphy, A. Kendrick, P. Berkeley, C. Gray, W.K. Lai– Case-study of juvenile cochlear implant user feigning device malfunction: a multi-disciplinary solution
    • P. Berkley, K. Chisholm, R. Hassarati and W.K. Lai– The next step in paediatric remote cochlear implant programming in Australia
    • P. Berkleyand K. Chisholm, The journey to trilingual skills in spoken and sign language
  • XXVI International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group Biennial Symposium (Sydney, June 30 – July 04)
    • P.Y. Chu, C. Psarros and W.K. Lai – Intra-operative electrophysiological monitoring: Factors affecting ECAP measurements
  • International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019 (Sydney, June 25 – 28)
    • I. Kaltenbrunn– Young children with unilateral hearing loss: Is monitoring speech and language enough?
    • M. Rennie, C. Mattews-Lane and T. Meskin– Achieve Listening and Spoken Language: Single Case Study of a Child with Charge Syndrome
    • M. Rennie, C. Mattews-Lane and T. Meskin– Attending, Listening, Relating Through Playful Interaction: Longitudinal Case Study of a Child with Cerebral Palsy and Profound Hearing Loss.
    • M. Rennie, C. Mattews-Lane and T. Meskin– Attending, Listening, Relating Through Playful Interaction: How the Families of Children with Hearing Impairment and Additional Needs Transformed Our Methodology to Achieve Positive Outcomes
  • SCIC Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder Seminar (Sydney, June 18)
    • Prof W. Gibson – Pathophysiology of ANSD Subtypes
    • Dr F. Toner and A/Prof C. Birman – Pre-Implant Counselling and Post-Implant Outcomes for Patients with ANSD
    • K. Gardner-Berry – Electrophysiological Testing for CI Candidacy and Management
    • M. Johnson– Habilitation Approaches for Recipients of CIs Diagnosed with ANSD
  • Speech Pathology Australia (Brisbane, June 02 – 05)
    • K. Chisholm, C. Kirby, C. Gray, S. Hurt & M. Johnson – We can do it ourselves – rehabilitation models for adults following cochlear implantation
    • S. Hurt, I. Kaltenbrunn, A. Gangell & K. Chisholm – CALD Protocol
  • ASOHNS 69TH Annual Scientific Meeting (Brisbane, March 21 – 24)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Cochlear implant in children with hypoplastic nerve
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Panel Discussion: Challenging CI cases (Invited)
  • Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference (Gold Coast, March 21 – 22)
    • K. Gardner-Berry, A/Prof C. Birman, R. Hassarati and M. McTaggart – The changing profile of paediatric cochlear implantation over 26 years at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre – age at implant, unilateral vs bilateral, and radiological findings
    • K. Gardner-Berry, A/Prof C. Birman, H. Sanli and Dr W.K. Lai – Hearing and structural preservation in paediatric cochlear implantation: considerations for future developments in hearing restoration therapies
    • I. Kaltenbrunn and Dr R. Cantle Moore – Is earlier always possible? A review of infants diagnosed with Unilateral ANSD

2018 

  • Preserving Residual Hearing Seminar (Sydney, November 20)
    • Prof W. Gibson – Evolution of cochlear implant recipient criteria at SCIC
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Hearing Preservation and cochlear implants
    • W.K. Lai – Intraoperative monitoring of residual hearing
    • N. Baulderstone – Fitting hybrid devices – Protocols and challenges

  • Cochlear Foundation Surgical Course (Sydney, October 22 – 25)
    • A/Prof J. Kong – Invited facilitator – Live Surgery

  • OMAI  (Tel Aviv, October 9 – 12)
    • W.K. Lai, P.Y. Chu, C. Psarros – Intra-operative Electrophysiological Monitoring: Comparing the CR220 Hand-Held Device vs Standard Clinical Software
    • W.K. Lai, H. Sanli, P.Y. Chu and C. Psarros – The Continuing Relevance of EABR for Intraoperative Monitoring
    • N. Dillier, S. Tabibi, W.K. Lai – Capturing Temporal and Spectral Response Properties of Auditory Nerve Fibers
      for a Cochlear Implant Coding Strategy

  • AHH & MacUni Hearing Health Specialist Brief (Sydney, July 4)
    • A/Prof J Kong – New ways to help our patients with hearing implantable technologies

  • Cambridge Advanced Otology Course (Cambridge, June)
    • Dr Joanna Walton – Cochlear Implants

  • CI2018 (Antwerp, June 27 – 30)
    • A/Prof C Birman, K. Chisholm, C. Kirby, C. Psarros, A. Gibbons and C. Gray – Promoting social wellbeing in adults following cochlear implantation
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Severe vs Profound HL Outcomes
    • A/Prof C. Birman – LVAS Outcomes
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Impedance Reinsertion Outcomes
    • A/Prof J. Kong – Delayed diagnosis of misplacement of cochlear implants into the vestibule – A novel technique to reinsert the existing pre-curved electrode
    • Dr R. Eisenberg – Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation & Removal of Acoustic Neuroma
    • J. Brew, and W.K. Lai– Electrophysiological Assessments and Cochlear Implants: From Initial Assessment to Clinical Fitting
    • K. ChisholmC. Psarros and I. Kaltenbrunn– Pathways of Management for Clients with SSD
    • K. Chisholm and C. Psarros– Longitudinal use of Telepractice as a Model of Clinical Service Delivery: Factors Impacting Sustainability
    • K. Chisholm, C. Psarros and E. McKendrick– Improving the Value Stream of Cochlear Implant Service Models
    • K. Chisholm, C. Psarros and R. Hassarati– The Role of Data-Logging in Monitoring QOL Outcomes Following Cochlear Implantation
    • W.K. Lai, PY. Chu and C. Psarros – Occurrences of Dizziness After Cochlear Implant Surgery
    • W.K. Lai and C. Psarros – Longitudinal ART/AutoART Data: A Retrospective Analysis
    • V. Looi,C. Bluett and I. Boisvert– Is the adult cochlear implant penetration rate affected by the referral pathway from a hearing aid clinic to a cochlear implant candidacy assessment?
    • V. Looi,J. Tuckerman C.Y. Lo and T Prvan -The role of music in families with normally hearing children compared to children with cochlear implants and/or hearing aids

  • AG Bell  (Arizona, June 28 – 30)
    • M. Rennie, K. Chisholm, C. Psarros, R. Hassarati and WK. Lai – The Role of Data-Logging in Monitoring QOL Outcomes Following Cochlear Implantation

  • ESPO 2018 (Stockholm, June 2 – 5)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – How I do it: managing gushers with a cochlear implant (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Does the size of the cochlear implant programme matter? (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Primary ciliary dyskinesia. Impact on the upper respiratory tract

  • National Conference 2018 Speech Pathology Australia – (Adelaide, May 27 – 30)
    • L. Nirsimloo– Best practices in assessment and recommendation outcomes for alternative modes of communication for children with hearing impairment: A case study review

  • The Audiology Australia National Conference 2018 (Sydney, May 20 – 23)
    • J. Kenyon – Data logging in monitoring QOL.
    • C. Kirby, C. Gray and C. Pssaros – Models of auditory rehabilitation with adults following cochlear implantation: Building empowerment
    • C. Kirby – Tailoring rehabilitation for adults
    • W.K. Lai and J. Brew – EP assessment and CI
    • W.K. Lai – Neurophysiologically based coding strategy for CI: Initial results
    • W.K. Lai, R. Hassarati – Effect of Audio Streaming App Usage on CI Recipients
    • L. Nirsimloo – The value of integrated service delivery in ensuring appropriate audiological and communication interventions for infants and children with hearing loss
    • C. Psarros – The evolution of telepractice
    • C. Psarros – The role of value stream mapping
    • C. Psarros, K. Chisholm, K. Gardner-Berry, G. Leigh and K. Gillies – Newborn hearing screening and rehabilitation. (Roundtable)
    • C. Ramsey – Pathways of management of children with SSD
    • C. Ramsey – Objective monitoring of residual hearing following cochlear implantation

  • Taiwan Society of Otolaryngology – 104th Spring Meeting (May 5 – 6)
    • A/Prof M. Da Cruz – Cochlear Implantation in Adult – An Australian Perspective (Invited Keynote)
    • A/Prof M. Da Cruz – Cochlear Implantation Surgery – Soft surgery considerations

  • Med El Academy (Sydney, April 9 – 10)
    • A/Prof J Kong – Fitting begins with Surgery (Invited Keynote)

  • ME-OTO (Dubai, April 1 – 3)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Cochlear nerve deficiency and cochlear implant outcomes (keynote lecture)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – LVAS – should we implant earlier? (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Bilateral cochlear implants under 12 months- simultaneous and sequential outcomes (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Changing indications for cochlear implant surgery (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – External auditory canal atresia and implantable devices (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – CHARGE syndrome and cochlear implant outcomes (Invited)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Progressive paediatric sensorineural hearing loss (Invited)

  • Advanced Cochlear Implant Surgery (Sydney, March 20 – 21)
    • A/Prof M. Da Cruz – Instructor Live surgery Difficult case discussion

  • 2018 ACI Alliance (Washington, DC, March 7 – 10)
    • C. Psarros– The Role of Data logging in monitoring QOL following Cochlear Implantation
    • C. Psarros– Improving Efficiencies and Effectiveness of Cochlear Implant Service Delivery: The Role of Value Stream Mapping
    • C. Psarros– Tailoring Rehabilitation for Adults Following CI: Promoting Social Wellbeing
    • C. Psarros– Evolution of Telepractice as a Model of Clinical Service Delivery: A longitudinal Perspective

  • Cochlear Latin America Visiting Surgeons Conference (Sydney, February 27)
    • A/Prof J. Kong– Difficult cases for the cochlear implant surgeon (Invited)
    • A/Prof J. Kong– Complex case discussion session (facilitator)

2017

  • CI2017 (San Francisco, July 27)
    • M. Hill – Special populations implanted under 18 months: Trajectories in performance
  • First Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University (May 26)
    • K. Gardner-Berry and H. Sanli – Early Cochlear Implantation following newborn hearing screening
  • Newborn Hearing Screening Conference (Melbourne, May 19)
    • M. McTaggart – Special populations implanted under 18 months – trajectories in performance

2016

  • Cochlear Hope Seminar Series Webinar (November 29)
    • K. Gardner-Berry,Prof W.P.R. Gibson and H. Sanli – Effectiveness of cochlear implants in different sub-groups of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) – linking aetiology to outcomes in infants and adults
  • World Congress of Audiology (Vancouver, September 18 – 21) 
    • J. Brew, H. Sanli, A/Prof C. Birman, A/Prof Melville Da Cruz – A New Clinical Protocol for Managing Patients Who Report Discomfort When Using Cochlear Implants
    • J. Brew, C. Psarros, A/Prof C. Birman – When is My Switch On? Client-centred clinical guidance for activation of cochlear implants
  • HEARS group (Northern Territory, June 29)
    • K. Gardner-Berry – Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD): What is it, and where do cochlear implants fit in?
  • Audiology Australia (Melbourne, May 22 – 25)
    • I. Boisvert – Speech perception outcomes after cochlear re-implantation surgery in adults
    • V. Looi – Music Training or Focused Music Listening For Cochlear Implant Recipients?
  • CI2016 (Toronto, May 2016)
    • V. Looi – Speech perception outcome after cochlear re-implantation surgery in adults

2015

  • Australian Hearing Advanced Paediatric Workshop (Wellington, July 3 – 5)
    • K. Gardner-Berry – Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD): Clinical issues & research findings
  • APSCI (Beijing, April 2015)
    • Dr Eisenberg – Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation with Removal of Acoustic Neuroma

2014

  • Nurse Audiometrist/ Community Nurses Conference (Coogee Bay, November 30)
    • A/Prof C. Birman – Paediatric Cochlear Implants
  • New Zealand Audiological Society 38th Annual Conference (Wellington, July 3 – 5)
    • K. Gardner-Berry, Prof W.P.R. Gibson and H. Sanli – Cochlear implantation in patients with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD)
  • 13th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies (Munich, June 18 – 21)
    • V. Looi – Development of a Music Style Identification Test for Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aid Users
    • V. Looi – A Comparison of Music Style Identification Abilities Between Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aid Users: Setting Realistic Expectations
  • World Congress of Audiology (Brisbane, May)
    • I. Boisvert – Using Cognition to Understand Speech in Noise
    • I. Boisvert – Cochlear Implantation in Adults with Long-Term Unilateral Sound Deprivation
    • I. Boisvert – Can the Elderly Population Benefit From CIs?
    • A.M. Crowe – CI in Young Adult with ANSD and Mild-Normal Hearing Thresholds
    • P. Hunt and R. Hollow – Recent Advances in Cochlear Implant Candidacy Criteria – Am I Considering all Options? (Instructional course
    • J. Kenyon – One Congenital Recipient’s Journey with Cochlear Implantation
    • V. Looi – Validation of Music Style Identification Test for Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aid Users
    • V. Looi – Music Style Identification Skills of Cochlear Implant & Hearing Aid Users
    • V. Looi – Rates of Revision and Device Failure in Cochlear Implant Surgery: A 30 Year Experience