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View Hear and Say’s top publications produced by our Research and Innovation and collaborators.

  • Angwin, A. J., Copland, D. A., Myatt, G., Arnott, W. L., Barry, R. J., & Wilson, W. J. (In press). The impact of auditory white noise on semantic priming. Brain and Language. Accepted 4 April 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2018.04.001
  • West, M., Copland, D., Arnott, W., Nelson, N., & Angwin, A. (In press). Effects of prosodic and semantic cues on facial emotion recognition in relation to autism-like traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Accepted 25 February, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3522-0
  • Armstrong, R., Symons, M., Scott, J. G., Arnott, W. L., Copland, D. A., McMahon, K. A., & Whitehouse, A. J. O. (In press). Predicting language difficulties in middle childhood from early developmental milestones: A comparison of traditional regression and machine learning techniques. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. Accepted 15th January, 2018.
  • Ross, M.T., Cruz, R., Hutchinson, C., Arnott, W.L., Woodruff, M.A., & Powell, S.K. (2018). Aesthetic reconstruction of microtia: A review of current techniques and new 3D printing approaches. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 13(2), 117-130. DOI:1080/17452759.2018.1430246
  • West, M., Copland, D., Arnott, W., Nelson, N., & Angwin, A. Effects of emotional prosody on novel word learning in relation to autism-like traits”. (2017). Motivation and Emotion, 41(6), 749–759. DOI: 1007/s11031-017-9642-6
  • Angwin, A. J., Wilson, W. J., Arnott, W. L., Signorini, A., Barry, R. J., & Copland, D. A. (2017). White noise enhances new-word learning in healthy adults. Nature-Scientific Reports. 7, 13045. DOI: 1038/s41598-017-13383-3
  • Banney, R., Arnott, W., McMahon, K., Copland, D., Khan, A., Najman, J. & Scott, J. G. (2017). Change in receptive vocabulary from childhood to adulthood: Associated mental health, education and employment outcomes. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52(5), 561-572. DOI: 1111/1460-6984.12301
  • Armstrong, R., Scott, J. G., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Copland, D. A., McMahon, K. L., & Arnott, W. (2017). Late talkers and later language outcomes: Predicting the different language trajectories. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 19(3), 237-250. DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2017.1296191 DOI: 1080/17549507.2017.1296191
  • Constantinescu-Sharpe, G., Phillips, R., Davis, A., & Dornan, D. (2017). Social inclusion for children with hearing loss in listening and spoken language early intervention. BMC Pediatrics, 17(74). DOI: 1186/s12887-017-0823-y
  • Banney, R., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Copland, D., Scott, J., McMahon, K., Fleming, S., Arnott, W. (2017). A relationship between early language skills and adult autistic-like traits: Evidence from a longitudinal population-based study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(5), 1478-1489. DOI: 1007/s10803-016-3014-z
  • Tosh, R., Arnott, W., & Scarinci, N. (2017) Parent implemented home therapy programs for speech and language: A systematic review. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52(3), 253-269. DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12280
  • Banney, R., Scott, J. Copland, D., McMahon, K., Khan, A., Najman, J. M., Alati, R., Arnott, W. (2016). Predicting receptive vocabulary change from childhood to adulthood: a birth cohort study. Journal of Communication Disorders 64, 78-90. DOI: 1016/j.jcomdis.2016.10.002
  • Calcutt, T. L., Dornan, D., Beswick, R. & Tudehope, D. I. (2016). Newborn hearing screening in Queensland 2009-2011: comparison of screening and diagnostic audiological assessments between term and preterm infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 52(11), 995-1003. DOI: 1111/jpc.13281
  • Plasmansa, A., Rushbrooke, E., Moranc, M., Spence, C., Theuwisa, L., Zarowskia, A., Offeciersa, E., Atkinson, B., McGovern, J., Dornan, D., Hollow, R., Leigh, J., Martelli, L.,  Cowane, R., Looi, V., Del Dot, J., Nelf, E., Mauger, S. (2016). Paediatric Clinical Evaluation of Cochlear Implant Users upgrading to the Nucleus® 6 System. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 83, 193–199. DOI:
  • Constantinescu, G., Phillips, R. L., Davis, A., Dornan, D., & Hogan, A. (2015). Exploring the impact of spoken language on social inclusion for children with hearing loss in listening and spoken language early intervention. The Volta Review, 115(2), 153-181.
  • Dettman, S., Dowell, R., Choo, D., Arnott, W., Abrahams, Y., Davis, A., Dornan, D., Leigh, J., Constantinescu, G., Cowan, R., & Briggs, R. (2016). Long term communication outcomes for children receiving cochlear implants younger than 12 months: A multi-centre study. Otology & Neurotology, 37(2), e82-e95. DOI: 1097/MAO.0000000000000915
  • Yanbay, E., Hickson, L., Scarinci, N., Constantinescu, G., & Dettman, S. J. (2014). Language outcomes for children with cochlear implants enrolled in different communication programs. Cochlear Implants International, 15(3), 121-135. DOI: 1179/1754762813Y.0000000062
  • Kamke M, Van Luyn J, Constantinescu G, Harris J. (2014). Contingent capture of involuntary visual spacial attention does not differ between normally hearing children and proficient cochlear implant users. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 32, 799-811. DOI:3233/RNN-140399
  • Constantinescu G, Waite M, Dornan D, Rushbrooke E, Brown J, McGovern J, Ryan M, Hill A. (2014). A pilot study of telepractice delivery for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 20(3), 135-140. DOI: 1177/1357633X14528443
  • Dettman, S., Wall, E., Constantinescu, G., & Dowell, R. (2013). Communication outcomes for groups of children using cochlear implants enrolled in Auditory-Verbal, Aural-Oral, and Bilingual- Bicultural early intervention programs. Otology & Neurotology, 34(3), 451-459. DOI: 1097/MAO.0b013e3182839650
  • Wong, S., Scarinci, N., Hickson, L., Rose, T., & Constantinescu, G. (2013). Bilateral cochlear implants in children: A preliminary Study of language and speech perception outcomes.  The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 33,48-68.;dn=501061786119132;res=IELNZC;subject=Modern%20history
  • Hastie, M., Dornan, D., Chen, N-S., Smith, R., & Elston, G. (2013). Growing Brains in Early Childhood: Using e-Learning to Train Professionals in Auditory-Verbal Therapy. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. 1(1).
  • Phillips, R., Hogan, A., & Dornan, D. (2013). Social inclusion: How can it be measured in children? Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(Supplement 1), 12.
  • Constantinescu, G. (2012). Satisfaction with telemedicine for teaching listening and spoken language to children with hearing loss. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 18, 267-272. DOI:1258/jtt.2012.111208
  • Hastie, M., Chen, N, & Smith, R. (2011). Negotiating content with learners using technology enhanced teaching and learning solutions. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 3 (3), 412-427.
  • Dornan, D.A, Hickson, L., Murdoch, B., Houston, T. & Constantinescu, G. (2010). Is Auditory-Verbal Therapy effective for children with hearing loss? The Volta Review, 110(3), 361-387.
  • Elston, G.N., Okamoto, T., Oga, T., Dornan, D., & Fujita, I. (2010). Spinogenesis and pruning in the primary auditory cortex of the macaque monkey (Macaca Fascicularis): An intracellular injection study of layer 111 pyramidal cells. Brain Research, 1316, 35-42. DOI: 1016/j.brainres.2009.12.056
  • Dornan, D., Hickson, L., Murdoch, B., & Houston, T. (2009). Longitudinal study of speech and language for children with hearing loss in Auditory-Verbal Therapy programs. The Volta Review, 109(2-3), 1-25. 
  • Ching TY, Dillon H, Day J, Crowe K, Close L, Chisholm K, et al. (2009). Early language outcomes of children with cochlear implants: Interim findings of the NAL study on longitudinal outcomes of children with hearing impairment. Cochlear Implants International, 10(Suppl 1), 28-32. DOI: 1179/cim.2009.10.Supplement-1.28
  • Ching, T.Y.C., Massie, R., Van Wanrooy, E., Rushbrooke, E., & Psarros, C. (2009). Bimodal fitting or bilateral implantation? Cochlear Implants International Supplement: Commemorating 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences (APSCI) 10 (S1), 23–27. DOI: 10.1002/cii.381
  • Dornan, D., Hickson, L., Murdoch, B., & Houston, T. (2008). Speech and language outcomes for children with hearing loss educated in Auditory-Verbal Therapy programs: A review of the evidence. Communicative Disorders Review, 2(3-4), 157-172.
  • Dornan, D., Hickson, L., Murdoch, B., & Houston, T. (2007). Outcomes of an Auditory-Verbal Program for Children with Hearing Loss: A Comparative Study with a Matched Group of Children with Typical Hearing. The Volta Review 107(1), 37-54.
  • Ching, T.Y.C., Hill, M., Brew, J., Incerti, P., Priolo, S., Rushbrooke, E., Forsythe, L. (2005) The effect of auditory experience on speech perception, localization, and functional performance of children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids in opposite ears. International Journal of Audiology. 44(12), 677-90. DOI: 1080/00222930500271630
  • Hawthorne, G., Hogan, A., Giles, E., Stewart, M., Kethel, L., White, K., Plaith, B., Pedley, K., Rushbrooke, E., & Taylor, A. (2004). Evaluating the health-related quality of life effects of cochlear implants: a prospective study of an adult cochlear implant program. International Journal of Audiology. 43 (4), 183-192. DOI:10.1080/14992020400050026
  • Ching, T.Y.C, Incerti, P., Hill, M., Brew, J., Priolo, S., Rushbrooke, E. (2004). Would children who did not wear a hearing aid after implantation benefit from using a hearing aid with a cochlear implant in opposite ears? Cochlear Implants International, 5 (1), 92-94. DOI: 10.1002/cii.183.
  • Plant, K., Whitford, L., Seligman, P., Hill, K., Winton, L., Decker, J., Rushbrooke, E., & Lassig, L. (2002). Conversion from the Body-worn Spectra to the Ear-level ESPrit22 in Children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 24(1). DOI: 1375/audi.
  • Bell, M., Hickson, L., Woodyatt, G., & Dornan, D. (2001). A case study of the speech, language and vocal skills of a set of monozygous twin girls: One twin with a cochlear implant. Cochlear Implants International, 2(1), 1-16. DOI: 1179/cim.2001.2.1.1
  • Dornan, D. A. (1999).  “Let’s hear and say”: Current overview of auditory-verbal therapy. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 141 – 154. DOI: 1179/136132899805577079
  • Dornan, D.A. & Hayne, S. (1997). Preparation of Young Children for Cochlear Implant Surgery. Speech Pathology Association of Australia Communication Quarterly, Spring, 1997
  • Dornan, D.A. (1996). The Role of a Speech Pathologist in a Paediatric Cochlear Implant Program. Speech Pathology Association of Australia Communication Quarterly, Winter, 1996

Maia’s Story

At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born. 

The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.

Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.

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