Dead regions in the cochlea: Diagnosis and clinical relevance Event as iCalendar


06 April 2017

5:30 - 7pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 732.201, Tamaki Innovation Campus,

Location: 261 Morrin Road, St Johns, Auckland

Refreshments: 5.30-6pm

Seminar: 6-7pm

Please RSVP: to Kirsty Mcenteer, email, or phone 09 923-5536

The Section of Audiology and the New Zealand Audiological Society Present

Emeritus Professor Brian Moore


Dead Regions (DR) are regions in the cochlea with very few or no functioning inner hair cells or synapses or neurons. They are commonly associated with hearing losses greater than 65 dB HL, but cannot be diagnosed reliably from the audiogram. DRs can be diagnosed and characterised in the clinic using the threshold-equalising noise (TEN) test or “fast” psychophysical tuning curves. The outcomes of these tests may be useful for: (1) Counselling a client; (2) Selecting the appropriate form of amplification; (3) Fitting a combination of a hearing aid and a cochlear implant.


Brian Moore is Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge and a current Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury. His research focuses on the perception of sound by people with normal and impaired hearing, and on the design and fitting of hearing aids. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Acoustical Society of America. He has received major awards from the Acoustical Society of America, the American Academy of Audiology and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He has received an Honorary Doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland. He has published over 530 refereed journal articles.

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