Welcome to The Pindrop Podcast

A podcast where we discuss all things about hearing loss and cochlear implants. We will be talking to researchers, scientists, surgeons, audiologists, associated health professionals and clients about their life and work, what inspires and motivates them.

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Episode 1: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR GRANT SEARCHFIELD

Welcome to The Pindrop Podcast, a podcast where we discuss all things about hearing loss and cochlear implants.

In this episode we talk about tinnitus with Associate Prof Grant Searchfield from the University of Auckland School of Population Health. Grant is the Director of the Hearing and Tinnitus clinic at the University and Scientific Director at Tinnitus Tunes. 

 
 
 
 

Episode 2: PROFESSOR SUZANNE PURDY

In this episode we talk to Prof Suzanne Purdy, Head of the school of Psychology at the University of Auckland. A pioneering speech communication researcher, Professor Purdy has been researching communication disorders for more than 20 years and helped found the Speech Science programmes at the University. She is a passionate believer in the critical importance of communication as a key life skill.

 
 
 
 

Episode 3: ENT SURGEON BILL BABER

In this episode we talk to Bill Baber, a cochlear implant surgeon with the Northern Cochlear Implant Program. Along with Ron Goodey, Bill played and integral part in the establishment of New Zealand’s first Cochlear Implant programme. Working with a team of dedicated professionals to restore or develop the sense of hearing has easily made this the highlight of Bill’s career in ENT Surgery.