2019 – Speakers

We’re delighted to have an outstanding selection of invited speakers joining us at ANHSC 2019. More speakers will be announced as planning proceeds!

Dr Anne Marie Tharpe

Dr Teresa Y C Ching

Dr Tim Moore

Dr. Anne Marie Tharpe is Professor and Chair, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville Tennessee. The primary research emphasis in her laboratory has been in furthering our understanding of the developmental impact of hearing loss on young children. This work has been done by examining questions of behavioral indices of attention, environmental exploration, and academic outcomes. More recently, work has focused on the impact of hearing technology interventions and the sleep patterns in those with hearing loss. Dr. Tharpe has published extensively in national and international professional journals, has published numerous books and book chapters, and has presented to over 250 audiences around the world on pediatric audiology issues. She is co-editor with Dr. Richard Seewald of The Comprehensive Handbook of Pediatric Audiology, 2nd edition, which was published in 2016.

Dr Teresa Y.C. Ching, PhD is Head of Communication Sciences Department and Pediatric Hearing Impairment research at the National Acoustic Laboratories in Australia. Her current research focuses on investigating the efficacy of early hearing aid fitting or cochlear implantation for populations of children with hearing loss and determining factors influencing outcomes; evaluation of sound detection and discrimination in infants with hearing loss or auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder using cortical measurements and parental reports; and prescription of hearing aids and electric-acoustic stimulation (bimodal fitting) for children and adults. Teresa is leading longitudinal, population-based studies that examine the outcomes of children with bilateral or unilateral hearing loss. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts. She is regularly invited to deliver keynote presentations at international conferences. She serves on the editorial boards of international journals.

Her research interest and experience encompass many aspects of hearing rehabilitation for children and adults with hearing loss: bimodal hearing, electric-acoustic stimulation, cochlear implantation candidacy and outcomes, amplification requirements, speech intelligibility, psychoacoustic abilities, and evaluation methods for children. Her current research focuses on evaluating the efficacy of early intervention for improving outcomes of children with bilateral or unilateral hearing loss.

Dr Tim Moore is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He heads a small team with responsibility for monitoring, reviewing and synthesising research literature on a wide range of topics relating to child development, family functioning and service systems. He has been the principal writer on numerous Centre for Community Child Health reviews, reports and policy briefs. Tim trained as a teacher and psychologist at the University of Melbourne, subsequently completing his Doctoral studies at the University of Surrey on self esteem and self-concept in children. He has worked as an educational and developmental psychologist for over 30 years, both in Australia and England. He has worked in a variety of settings, including managing a state-wide early childhood intervention program for hearing impaired children. Tim has taken a leading role nationally in the development of policy and training in the early childhood intervention field.  He has been based at CCCH since 2000.

A full list of Tim’s publications and presentations can be found at: https://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/ccchdev/tgm_key-work-areas-publications_2000-2018.pdf