Language processing in children with hearing loss

Language processing in children with hearing loss

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Opening Date

17 Jan 2019 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

01 Mar 2019 11pm AEDT 

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PhD Position: Language processing in children with hearing loss

This position is part of a new 3-year ARC Linkage Grant awarded to Katherine Demuth and Mridula Sharma entitled Beyond Speech: Towards better communication for children with hearing loss, designed to identify the locus of listening effort and the impact this has on the communication abilities of children with hearing loss.

We seek PhD applicants with proven MA background in language processing (including experimental design and statistical analysis skills), with an interest in and/or experience working with hearing impaired populations and children. Coursework in phonetics and phonology is essential; experience using eye-tracking methods and/or pupillometry is desirable.

Interested applicants are encouraged to send CV (plus names of 3 referees), and Letter of Interest to Katherine Demuth ( by February 15, 2019.

The application deadline is March 1, 2019 and the Start Date for the scholarship is July 1, 2019.

The goal of the project is to provide a much-needed evidence base for enhancing more effective discourse interactions for children with hearing loss. Partner Organizations include Australian Hearing (Alison King), RIDBC (Greg Leigh, Inge Kaltenbrunn), The Shepherd Centre (Aleisha Davis), Cochlear (Mary Beth Brinson) and Parents of Deaf Children (Rebecca Stewart).

The project will provide an outstanding opportunity for the successful applicant to work with world class researchers in language and hearing, access a wealth of laboratory and database facilities, and interactions with outstanding hearing health clinical and industry partners. The project is also central to Macquarie University’s Strategic Research Framework 2015–2024, building on and expanding its world-leading research strengths in the research priority area of Healthy People.

This scholarship is open to domestic and international candidates.



Contact Details

Name: Katherine Demuth

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