Dr. Zhang is a Senior Research Audiologist and line manager who joined NAL in 2009. Vicky is also an honorary research fellow of the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University. Vicky’s current research focuses on investigating efficacy of early intervention for children with hearing loss, developing tools for assessing and evaluating speech and language outcomes of people with hearing loss, and improving alternative signal processing techniques to conventional hearing screening methods. Vicky has co-authored several scientific papers and has substantial experience in student supervision, training, and presenting at a range of national and international forums.
Doctor of Philosophy (Audiology), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, Capital Medical University, China
To devise a clinical method for assessing discrimination of speech sounds in infants and young children; to relate early auditory detection and discrimination abilities to functional listening and language development
Population-based longitudinal study that prospectively evaluates the development children with hearing loss
Investigating the effectiveness of early intervention on developmental outcomes of children with congenital unilateral hearing loss
This project is funded by the Department of Health and its aim is to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of upgrading cochlear implant processors within the Hearing Services Programme.