Staff Member

Teresa Ching

Teresa Ching


Biographic Notes

Teresa YC Ching, PhD is head of Rehabilitation Procedures research at the National Acoustic Laboratories, Australia. Her current research focuses on investigating efficacy of early intervention for improving outcomes of populations of children with bilateral hearing loss or unilateral hearing loss, identifying factors influencing outcomes, evaluation of sound detection and discrimination in infants with hearing loss or auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder using cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) measurements and parental reports, and prescription of hearing aids and electric-acoustic stimulation (bimodal fitting) for children and adults. Teresa has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Key contributions from her original research findings include a validated test of functional performance; evidence-based protocols for bimodal fitting, pediatric referral for cochlear-implant-candidacy, CAEP and functional assessments; and methods for predicting language outcomes of infants with hearing loss. She is regularly invited to deliver keynote presentations at international conferences. She serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

Selected Publications
  1. Ching TYC, Incerti P, Plant G (2015). Electric-acoustic stimulation: for whom, in which ear, and how. Cochlear Implants International, 16 (S1), S12-S15.
  2. Ching TYC, Cupples L (2015). Phonological awareness in children at 5 years of age who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood [ASHA] SIG9. 25(2), 48-60. DOI: 10.1044/hhdc25.2.48.
  3. Leigh G, Ching TYC, Day J, Seeto M, Marnane V, Cupples L, Crowe K. (2015).  Psychosocial outcomes for early- and late-identified children with permanent childhood hearing impairment at 3 years of age.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. 10.1093/deafed/env028.
  4. Marnane V, Ching TYC (2015). Hearing aid and cochlear implant use in children with hearing loss at three years of age: Predictors of use and predictors of changes in use.  International Journal of Audiology 54(8), 544-551.
  5. Ching TYC, Quar T, Newall P, Sharma M (2015). Comparing NAL-NL1 and DSL v5 in hearing aids fit to children with severe or profound hearing loss: goodness of fit to targets, impacts on predicted loudness and speech intelligibility. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 26, 1-15.
  6. Ching TYC, Rattanasone, XN, Macdonald G, Zhang VW, Button, L, Demuth K (2015). Intelligibility of speech produced by children with hearing loss: conventional amplification versus nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids. Journal of Communication Disorders and Hearing Aids 3: 135, doi: 10.4172/2375-4427.1000135.
  7. Ching TYC, Zhang V, Hou S, Van Buynder P (2016). Cortical auditory evoked potentials reveal changes in audibility with nonlinear frequency compression in hearing aids for children: clinical implications. Seminars in Hearing 37(1), 25-35.
  8. Ching TYC, Hou S, Zhang V (2016). Measuring outcomes of infants and children with hearing loss. In Tharpe & Seewald, eds. Comprehensive Handbook on Pediatric Audiology, 2d ed. Chapter 28, pp 713-737.
  9. Wake M, Ching TYC, Wirth K, Poulakis Z, Mensah FK, Gold L, King A, Bryson HE, Reilly S, Rickards F (2015). Population outcomes of three approaches to detection of congenital hearing loss. Pediatrics 137(1), e20151722.
  10. Ching TYC, Wong CL (2016). Factors influencing child developmental outcomes. In E.Rhodes & J.Duncan (eds). AV Practice: Towards a Family-Centred Approach. Chapter 7.
  11. Smith J, Wolfe J, Ching TYC (2016). Lessons from LOCHI. Hearing Journal 69(6), 18, 20, 22, 23. Doi: HJ.0000484547.75301.11. Tot 10.
  12. Wong C, Ching TYC, Whitfield J, Duncan J (2016). Online social participation, social capital and literacy of adolescents with hearing loss: a pilot study. Deafness & Education International 18:2, 103-116.
Selected Presentations
  1. Ching TYC (2015). Longitudinal outcomes of children with hearing loss: implications for education. Invited keynote presentation at the Australian Association of Teachers of the Deaf Conference, Melbourne, 28th August, 2015.
  2. Ching TYC (2015). How early management influences what children with hearing loss can achieve. Invited keynote presentation at the Audiometry Nurses Association of Australia 33rd Annual conference, Coffs Harbour, 22-23 Oct, 2015.
  3. Ching TYC (2016). Population outcomes of children with hearing loss: Early treatment is crucial but not sufficient. Invited Marion Downs lecture, AudiologyNOW!2016, Phoenix, 13-16 April, 2016.
  4. Ching TYC (2016). Effectiveness of early intervention for improving population outcomes of children with congenital hearing loss. Invited keynote presentation at the 28th ANZCED and 12th APCD, Christchurch, 7-10 July, 2016.
  5. Ching TYC (2016). Developing an evidence base for management of children with unilateral hearing loss: the CUHL study. Invited keynote presentation at the 28th ANZCED and 12th APCD, Christchurch, 7-10 July, 2016.

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