Research Project

An Oral Exercise Training Software for Elders in Hong Kong
1 April 2018-30 June 2021, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

Weaknesses in oral motor muscles are common in elders, which is a major contributor to swallowing and speech problem. By proper training, the oral motor muscles could be strengthened. In order to promote the oral exercises training in elders, a software for smartphone, named “Oroeasy口肌健” was developed.

Early Identification of Hearing Loss in Aging Community through Hearing Screening App
1 April 2019-30 September 2020, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

This project cooperating with non-profit-making organizations provides multiple public seminars to the elderly on hearing impairment in order to increase their awareness of hearing impairment and reduce their resistance to the use of hearing aids. The team will also bring their developed screening platform to the institution for hearing screening, so that the elderly could know their hearing situation at their earliest opportunity.

Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Cognitive Functions and Auditory Neurophysiology in Older Adults: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
1 September 2019-31 August 2022, funded by Health and Medical Research Fund

This project aims to examine whether remediation of hearing loss offers prevention from cognitive decline. A prospective randomized controlled trial is being implemented to investigate the impact of amplification – hearing aid on cognitive functions, moreover, the subcortical and cortical functions along the auditory pathway.

Efficacy of amplification with hearing aids for tinnitus relief: A randomized controlled trial
1 November 2017-31 October 2020, funded by General Research Fund

This project aims to examine whether amplification with hearing aids offers tinnitus relief. A prospective randomized controlled trial is being implemented to investigate the impact of hearing aid amplification on tinnitus distress and severity.

Bridging the Gap: Using an Online Learning Platform (Bridge2Practice) to Understand Differences in Auditory-Perception & Clinical Communication Between Chinese and Australian Speech Pathology Students
1 January 19 – 31 December 2020, funded by USyd – CUHK Grant

This project aims to understand the differences in auditory-perception and clinical communication between Chinese and Australian speech pathology students when using online learning platform.

The Production of Hong Kong Cantonese Language Assessment test for Preschool Children
1 April 2021 – 31 September 2022, funded by Knowledge Transfer Project Fund

Impairment in language negatively affects individuals’ academic, intellectual, and social development. Early identification of language delay, which is a prerequisite of early intervention, is crucial to one’s overall development in the long term. This project aims to produce a validated and standardized test battery for testing language abilities in HK preschool children.

Communication Rehabilitation for Older Adults with Hearing Loss
1 April 2021 – 30 September 2022, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

This project aims to develop a rehabilitation programme for adults with acquired hearing loss, allowing professionals to facilitate the reduction of communication and hearing difficulties experienced by people with hearing loss in everyday life, and improving their quality of life and well-being.

An Oral Exercise Training Software for Elders in Hong Kong
1 April 2018-30 June 2021, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

Weaknesses in oral motor muscles are common in elders, which is a major contributor to swallowing and speech problem. By proper training, the oral motor muscles could be strengthened. In order to promote the oral exercises training in elders, a software for smartphone, named “Oroeasy口肌健” was developed.

Early Identification of Hearing Loss in Aging Community through Hearing Screening App
1 April 2019-30 September 2020, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

This project cooperating with non-profit-making organizations provides multiple public seminars to the elderly on hearing impairment in order to increase their awareness of hearing impairment and reduce their resistance to the use of hearing aids. The team will also bring their developed screening platform to the institution for hearing screening, so that the elderly could know their hearing situation at their earliest opportunity.

Effects of Hearing Aid Use on Cognitive Functions and Auditory Neurophysiology in Older Adults: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
1 September 2019-31 August 2022, funded by Health and Medical Research Fund

This project aims to examine whether remediation of hearing loss offers prevention from cognitive decline. A prospective randomized controlled trial is being implemented to investigate the impact of amplification – hearing aid on cognitive functions, moreover, the subcortical and cortical functions along the auditory pathway.

Efficacy of amplification with hearing aids for tinnitus relief: A randomized controlled trial
1 November 2017-31 October 2020, funded by General Research Fund

This project aims to examine whether amplification with hearing aids offers tinnitus relief. A prospective randomized controlled trial is being implemented to investigate the impact of hearing aid amplification on tinnitus distress and severity.

Bridging the Gap: Using an Online Learning Platform (Bridge2Practice) to Understand Differences in Auditory-Perception & Clinical Communication Between Chinese and Australian Speech Pathology Students
1 January 19 – 31 December 2020, funded by USyd – CUHK Grant

This project aims to understand the differences in auditory-perception and clinical communication between Chinese and Australian speech pathology students when using online learning platform.

The Production of Hong Kong Cantonese Language Assessment test for Preschool Children
1 April 2021 – 31 September 2022, funded by Knowledge Transfer Project Fund

Impairment in language negatively affects individuals’ academic, intellectual, and social development. Early identification of language delay, which is a prerequisite of early intervention, is crucial to one’s overall development in the long term. This project aims to produce a validated and standardized test battery for testing language abilities in HK preschool children.

Communication Rehabilitation for Older Adults with Hearing Loss
1 April 2021 – 30 September 2022, funded by Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund

This project aims to develop a rehabilitation programme for adults with acquired hearing loss, allowing professionals to facilitate the reduction of communication and hearing difficulties experienced by people with hearing loss in everyday life, and improving their quality of life and well-being.