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Julia Sarant

Principal Research Fellow
Audiology And Speech Pathology
humans
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
speech perception
child
cochlear implants
female
audiology & speech-language pathology
deafness
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A/Prof

Julia Sarant

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Associations between hearing loss and other variables in epidemiological studies
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A/Prof

Julia Sarant

 

Julia Sarant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Melbourne School of Health Sciences. She has been conducting clinical research with children and adults with hearing loss for over 25 years.

At the beginning of her career she was a member of Graeme Clark’s team developing the world’s first multi-channel cochlear implant.

Julia's current research is focused on co-morbidities of hearing loss. This includes exploring the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive decline in older adults, and whether treatment of hearing loss can delay the onset of dementia, and also the psychosocial experience of hearing loss in adults.

Julia is currently leading the following studies:

1. The effect of remediation of hearing loss on cognitive function in hearing aid recipients.

2. The benefits of hearing devices on social interaction and other co-morbidities of hearing loss.

3. The effect of cochlear implants on cognitive decline in aging Australians.


Julia has authored over 80 scholarly works and 90 conference presentations, including an invited presentation to UNESCO. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Audiology, an International Expert on the Rochester Institute of Technology National Technical Institute for the Deaf website, and a member of the Deafness Foundation. She holds an appointment at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital as an Honorary Clinical Researcher.

Projects

Displaying the 9 most recent projects by Julia Sarant.

9

Projects

Project Types


6

Research Grant


3

Research Contracts


Additional Information

Industry funding:
2020-2021 Sarant J, Maruff P, Harris D, Dowell R, Briggs R, Tomlin D. The effect of remediation of hearing loss on cognitive function in hearing aid recipients. Sonova AG, Switzerland, Research Grant $454,708.
2019-2022 Sarant, J. The benefits of hearing devices on cognition, social interaction, and other co-morbidities of hearing loss. Salary support, Sonova AG, Switzerland, $215,000.
2018-2019 Sarant J, Maruff P, Harris D, Dowell R, Briggs R, Tomlin D. The effect of remediation of hearing loss on cognitive function in hearing aid recipients. Sonova AG, Switzerland, Research Grant (2018-2019) $357,069.
2017 Sarant J, Maruff P, Harris D, Dowell R, Briggs R, Tomlin D. The effect of remediation of hearing loss on cognitive function in hearing aid recipients. Sonova AG, Switzerland, Research Gift Agreement (2017)

34,364.
2014 R Dowell, J Sarant, K Galvin, S O’Leary. Research Agreement, Cochlear Ltd and The University of Melbourne (2014-2018), $3,000,000
2010 R Dowell, J Sarant, K Galvin, S O’Leary. Research Agreement, Cochlear Ltd and The University of Melbourne (2010-2014), $4,000,000.

Peer- Reviewed Funding:
ARC Linkage Project Grant 2014,
.1m
Sarant, Maruff, Harris, Dowell, Busby.
The effect of cochlear implants on cognitive decline in aging Australians.

ARC LInkage Project Grant 2010, $440,586
Bavin, Sarant, Peterson, Busby, Leigh.
The early communicative environment prior to and following cochlear implants: impact on children's early communicative and cognitive development.

ARC LInkage Project Grant 2009, $547,000
Sarant, Galvin, Blamey, Wales, Busby.
Bilateral cochlear implants for children: Does a second implant improve langauge, psychosocial and other outcomes?

Deafness Foundation,
0,000, 2007

Victorian Foundation for the Promotion of Oral Education of the Deaf $7500, 2007

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 73 most recent scholarly works by Julia Sarant.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Collaborative Research Achievements Award, Melbourne School of Health Sciences

2015

Research Excellence Award, Melbourne School of Health Sciences

2014

Outstanding Contribution Award, The University of Melbourne

2001

American Speech-Language Association 2001 Editor's Award in Hearing

1985

Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award

5

Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Principal Research Fellow

Audiology And Speech Pathology

Editorial Board Member

Editorial Board, The Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education

Member Advisory Council For Children With Impaired Hearing Victoria

Advisory Council for Children with Impaired Hearing Victoria

Member

Deafness Foundation

Education

Education


PhD

University of Melbourne

Dip Aud

University of Melbourne

BSc

University of Melbourne

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