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Dr Andrea Simpson Senior Research Fellow, Speech Pathology

I have dual qualifications in the allied health disciplines of audiology and speech pathology and have worked as a clinician, clinical editor and academic.

Research Interests:
- Social determinants of hearing health in children
- Organisational barriers to clinical practice
- Self-directed funding
- High-frequency hearing loss

Notable highlights:

- My PhD investigated the clinical outcomes of a novel hearing-aid scheme. The scheme was found to have positive benefits for individuals with high-frequency hearing loss. The device has since been commercialised by Phonak Pty Ltd., now known as 'Sound Recover', and is freely available to audiologists around the globe.

- I played a key role in establishing the Audiology program at La Trobe University and have been Discipline Lead since Dec 2014.

Social Media:
Check out my podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/on-deaf-ears/id1456683635


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