Issues in diagnosis and management of auditory processing disorders – including spatial processing disorder

Contact Name: Harvey Dillon

Dr Dillon has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. for research into psychoacoustics.  In 1979 he joined the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) and until 1986, he performed research into speech discrimination testing, audiological testing in sound fields, speech processing for hearing aids, hearing aid fitting methods, and the acoustics of hearing aid coupling systems.  From 1986 to 1990 he held various positions (including Chief Engineer and Development Manager) in the operational area of NAL.  From 1990 he headed the Hearing Aid Research Section of NAL and in 2000 became the Director of Research at NAL.  Dr Dillon was also a Deputy Director of the Co-operative Research Centre for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovations from 1991 to 2007.  His current research interests centre on signal processing for hearing aids, procedures for fitting hearing aids, electrophysiological assessment, auditory processing disorders, methods for preventing hearing loss, and methods for evaluating the success of hearing rehabilitation. Dr Dillon has lectured extensively in the areas of acoustics, psychoacoustics, and hearing aids in the audiology program at Macquarie University, at which institution he is an adjunct professor. He is the author or co-author of over 200 scientific articles, eight book chapters, and the author of a text book on hearing aids that is used throughout the world.  He frequently presents invited and keynote addresses in the area of hearing at overseas conferences.

Recorded at the Paediatric Masterclass 30th April 2016 in Greenwich, organised by Jay Jindal; Director of Audiology Planet.


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