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Shani Dettman

Lecturer In Speech & Hearing Science
cochlear implant
cochlear implants
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
speech perception
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Shani Dettman

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
communication outcomes- children with hearing loss
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Shani Dettman


Dr Shani Dettman worked as a speech pathologist in the Cochlear Implant Clinic (CIC) and researcher at the University of Melbourne from 1987 to 2005, developing protocols for the pre- and post-implant assessment and management of young children with significant hearing loss. In 1997, Shani completed her Masters of Education, at the University of Melbourne which analysed preverbal communication development of children before and after the cochlear implant.

In 2003, Shani completed accreditation for Auditory Verbal Certification. In 2005, she completed her Doctorate of Philosophy at The University of Melbourne which examined the relationship between the primary caregivers’ linguistic, semantic and prosodic input to the child and the child’s long term communication outcomes. This PhD led to numerous post-doctoral studies which described and optimised maternal input to the child with significant hearing loss.Shani is currently Senior Lecturer (University of Melbourne), in the Master of Speech Pathology and Audiology courses. She is lead researcher in the present HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Extension; “Seeds of language development” and “Therapies to improve language and literacy in hearing-impaired children”. The HEARing (CRC)s facilitate multi-centre research collaboration regarding evidence based and effective management of paediatric hearing loss.Shani has supervised 52 University of Melbourne students since 2000 to successfully meet the requirements for their research minor thesis. These research projects have been presented at local and international conferences, allowing the students to experience working within a research team, and wider dissemination of their results. She is also presently supervising 5 PhD students. As of November 2015, Shani had 45 scientific publications including; 33 journal articles (10 - first author), 5 book chapters (2 - first author), 7 refereed conference papers when the paper was published in full in the proceedings (1 - first author), and 149 conference papers (79 - first author).

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 55 most recent scholarly works by Shani Dettman.



Lecturer In Speech & Hearing Science

Audiology And Speech Pathology


Speech Pathology Australia


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Education

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology

La Trobe University