Dr YUEN, Chi Pun   袁志彬
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education and Counselling
Phone No: (852) 2948 7603
Fax No: (852) 2948 7794
Email: cpyuen@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-2587-0419
Phone
(852) 2948 7603
Fax
(852) 2948 7794
Email
cpyuen@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
7202333756
Research Interest

Specialisation

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Acoustics, Hearing Impairments (HI), Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), Speech Recognition, Dichotic Listening, Cochlear Implant and hearing aid sound processing outcomes

Research Interests

Speech recognition and central auditory processing test development
Screening, assessment and re/habilitation of children with HI and CAPD
Speech, language, hearing, learning and communication challenges of children with HI and CAPD
Cantonese and Mandarin speech and lexical tone recognition in children with normal hearing and HI

External Appointment

Adjunct Assistant professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010-.

Chairperson, Continuing Professional Development Board, Hong Kong Society of Audiology, 2014-.

Professional Profile

Dr. Kevin YUEN Chi Pun is an Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He is also the Director of Integrated Centre for Wellbeing (I-WELL), Faculty of Education & Human Development, EdUHK.

Dr. Yuen has dual professional qualifications as an audiologist and a speech-language pathologist (or speech therapist). He is also an expereinced cochlear implant clinical specialist audiologist.

Dr. Yuen received his undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and master’s degree in Audiology from The University of Hong Kong, and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Yuen has a strong research interest in sound perception and speech recognition of children with normal hearing and children with deafness and hard-of-hearing (DHH) in both quiet and noise environments. He investigated the contribution of frequency-specific temporal envelope and periodicity components (without any fine structure components) for lexical tone recognition in normal hearing and DHH listeners. Dr. Yuen developed the Cantonese Lexical Neighborhood Test, the Computerized Cantonese Disyllabic-word Lexical Tone Identification Test in Noise, and the Computerized Mandarin Pediatric Lexical tone & Disyllabic-word Picture identification test in Noise to serve the Cantonese- and Mandarin- speaking populations in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

One of Dr Yuen'e new research areas is to identify and remediate young individuals in the Chinese communities with Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) and to investigate the impact of CAPD on speech and language development, learning. The latest innovative test developlment from his researh team is The Cantonese Pediatric Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening Test (CaPeLeTo DLT) which was developed for the identification of young children wiht CAPD.

Research Interest

Specialisation

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Acoustics, Hearing Impairments (HI), Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), Speech Recognition, Dichotic Listening, Cochlear Implant and hearing aid sound processing outcomes

Research Interests

Speech recognition and central auditory processing test development
Screening, assessment and re/habilitation of children with HI and CAPD
Speech, language, hearing, learning and communication challenges of children with HI and CAPD
Cantonese and Mandarin speech and lexical tone recognition in children with normal hearing and HI

External Appointment

Adjunct Assistant professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010-.

Chairperson, Continuing Professional Development Board, Hong Kong Society of Audiology, 2014-.

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chung, K. K. H., Yuen, K. C. P., & McInerney, D. M. (Eds.) (2014). Understanding developmental disorders of auditory processing, language and literacy across languages: International perspectives. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2013). Twice-exceptional students with deafness or hard-of-hearing and giftedness. In S. N. Phillipson, H. Stoeger & A. Ziegler (Eds.), Exceptionality in East-Asia: Explorations in the Actiotope model of giftedness (212-231). London: Routledge.

Journal Publications
Yuen, K. C. P., Mak, C. C. Y, Fung, F. K. H., Mou, H. Y., Cheung, C. M. K., Qiu, X. Y., & Sam,S. K. L. (2019). The Cantonese Pediatric Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening Test(CaPeLeToDLT) detects abnormal auditory processing and within-participant ear advantage in very young children. Journal of Hearing Science. Paper Presented at The 14th Congress of the European Federation of Audiology Societies, 22-25 May, 2019, 9(1), 67.
Yuen, K. C. P., Qiu, X. Y., Mou, H. Y., & Xi, X. (2019). The MAndarin spoken word—Picture IDentification test in noise—Adaptive (MAPID-A) measures subtle speech-recognition-in-noise changes and spatial release from masking in very young children. PLoS ONE, 14(1), e0209768.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2015). Developing a new generation of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with competences in the management of literacy disorders and learning disabilities in Hong Kong. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 66, 197-205.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2015). Training a new generation of speech-language pathologists with competences in the management of literacy disorders and learning disabilities in Hong Kong. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, 66(4-5), 197-205.
Lim, L. H. Y., Xiang, L., Wong N. L. Y., Yuen, K. C. P., & Li, R. J. L. (2014). Validation of the Pediatric Hearing Impairment Caregiver Experience Questionnaire. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 43 (7), 362-370.
Yuen, K. C. P., & Yuan, M. (2014). Development of spatial release of masking in Mandarin-speaking children with normal hearing (doi: 10.1044/2014_JSLHR-H-13-0060). Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 57 (5), 2005-2023.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2012). The development of a lexical tone dichotic listening test for Cantonese-speaking chidlren - a research proposal. Journal of the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan, 29, 23-44.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2011). Normal hearing and cochlear-implanted Mandarin-speaking children's word and lexical tone recognition in noise under spatially mixed versus spatially separated conditions: An account on the development of spatial separation advantage. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 75(S1), 44.
Lee, A. T., Tong, M. C., Yuen, K. C. P., Tang, P. S., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2010). Hearing impairment and depressive symptoms in an older Chinese population. Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 39(5), 498-503.
Yuan, M., Lee, T., Yuen, K. C. P., Soli, S. D., van Hasselt, C. A., & Tong, M. C. (2009). Cantonese tone recognition with enhanced temporal periodicity cues. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126 (1), 327-337.
Yuen, K. C. P., Cao, K. L., Wei, C. G., Luan, L., Li, H., & Zhang, Z. Y. (2009). Lexical tone and word recognition in noise of Mandarin-speaking children who use cochlear implant and hearing aids in opposite ears. Cochlear Implants International, 10 (S1), 120-129.
Yuen, K. C. P., Luan, L., Li, H., Yuan, M., Wei, C. G., Cao, K. L., & Lee, T. (2009). Development of the Computerized Mandarin Pediatric Lexical tone & Disyllabic-word Picture identification test in Noise (MAPPID-N). Cochlear Implants International, 10 (S1), 138-147.
Yuen, K. C. P., Tong, M. C., van Hasselt, C. A., Yuan, M., Lee, T., & Soli, S. D. (2009). Cantonese lexical tone recognition from frequency-specific temporal envelope and periodicity components in the same versus different noise band carriers. Cochlear Implants International, 10 S1, 145-158.
Yuen, K. C. P., Yuan, M., Lee, T., Tong, M., Soli, S., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2009). Development of the Computerized Cantonese Disyllabic-word Lexical Tone Identification Test in Noise (CANDILET-N). Cochlear Implants International, 10 (S1), 130-137.
Yuen, K. C. P., Ng, I. H. Y., Luk, B. P. K., Chan, S. K. W., Chan, S. C. S., Kwok, I. C. L., Yu, H. C., Chan, T. M. Y., Hung, T. C. W., & Tong, M. C. F. (2008). The development of Cantonese Lexical Neighborhood Test – A pilot study. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 72, 1121-1129.
Chan, V., Tong, M., Yue, V., Wong, T., Leung, E., Yuen, K. C. P., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2007). Performance of older adult cochlear implant users in Hong Kong. Ear and Hearing, 28 (2 Suppl), 52S-55S.
Yuan, M., Lee, T., Yuen, K. C. P., Soli, S. D., Tong, M. C., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2007). Band-specific temporal periodicity enhancement for Cantonese tone perception with noise-excited vocoder. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 1, 694-697.
Yuen, K. C. P., Yuan, M., Lee, T., Tong, M., Soli, S., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2007). Frequency-specific temporal envelope and periodicity components for lexical tone identification in Cantonese. Ear and Hearing, 28 (2S), 107S-113S.
Yuen, K. C. P., Kam, A. C. S., & Lau, P. S. H. (2006). Comparative performance of an adaptive directional microphone system and a multi-channel noise reduction system. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 17(4), 241-252.
Tang, T. P. Y., McPherson, B. Yuen, K. C. P., Wong, L. L. N. & Lee, J. S. M. (2004). Auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony in school children with hearing loss: frequency of occurrence. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 68(2), 175-183.
Yuen, K. C. P., & McPherson, B. D. (2002). Audiometric configurations of hearing impaired children in Hong Kong: implications for amplification. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24(17), 904-913.
Lee, J. S. M., McPherson, B., Yuen, K. C. P., & Wong, L. L. N. (2001). Screening for auditory neuropathy in a school for hearing impaired children. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology, 61, 39-46.
Stokes, F. S., Whitehill, T. L., Yuen, K. C. P., & Tsui, A. M. Y. (1996). EPG treatment of sibilants in two Cantonese-speaking children with cleft palate. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 10, 265-280.

Conference Papers
Qiu, X. Y., Yuen, K. C. P., & Mou, H. Y. (2019, October). The Binaural Redundancy, Binaural Squelch and Head Shadow Speech-recognition-in-noise Benefits in Unilateral Cochlear Implanted Preschool Children with Hearing Aids Fitted in Contralateral Ears - An Intra-participant Statistical Investigation. Paper presented at the 14th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, Bucharest, Romania.
Yuen, K. C. P., Mak, C. C. Y, Fung, F. K. H., Mou, H. Y., Cheung, C. M. K., Qiu, X. Y., & Sam,S. K. L. (2019, May). The Cantonese Pediatric Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening Test (CaPeLeToDLT) Detects Abnormal Auditory Processing and Within-Participant Ear Advantage in Very Young Children. Paper presented at the 14th Congress of the European Federation of Audiology Societies, Lisbon, Portugal.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2018, November). How to assess the best level of auditory processing skills in children and adolescents with comorbid central auditory processing disorder and developmental disabilities affecting language, learning and communication?. Keynote speech presented at The HongKong Speech & Hearing Symposium, 3-4 Nov, 2018, Hong Kong.
Qiu, X. Y., Yuen, K. C. P., & Mou, H. Y. (2018, October). Binaural versus monaural speech-recognition-in noise performance in prelingually-deafened Mandarin-speaking children fitted with cochlear implant and hearing aid in contralateral ears, and in those fitted with bilateral hearing aids. Paper presented at The 34th World Congress of Audiology, 27-31 Oct, 2018, Cape Town.
Yuen, K. C. P., Mak, C M. C., Fung, F. K. H., Cheung, C. M. K., Qiu, X. Y., Sam, S. K. L. (2018, October). Development of The Cantonese Pediatric Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening Test (CaPeLeToDLT) based on the Item Response Theory Model – a step towards identifying preschoolers with central auditory processing disorders (CAPD). Paper presented at The 17th International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Conference (ICPLA), 23-25 October, Malta.
Yuen, K. C. P., Qiu, X. Y., & Mou, H. Y. (2018, October). Speech-recognition-in-noise and spatial-release-from-masking performance under energetic and informational maskers in young Mandarin-speaking children with normal hearing from age 2 and above. Paper presented at The 34th World Congress of Audiology, 27-31 Oct, 2018, Cape Town.
Huen, J. Y. H., Yuen, K. C. P., & Kwan-Chen, L. L. W. (2018, February). Typical listeners’ recognition of monosyllabic words carrying Cantonese contour lexical tones produced by speakers with Parkinson's disease. Paper presented at Nineteenth Biennial Conference on Motor Speech, Savannah, Georgia.
Yuen, K.C. P., Qiu, X. Y., Ma, M. K. H., & Lee, T. (2017, September). The CAntonese DIsyllabic Word Identification Test in Noise – Adaptive (CANDIWIT-N-A) detects subtle speech-recognition-in-noise changes in adolescents. 10th Biennial Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Narita, Japan.
Yuen, K. C. P., Mou, H. Y., Yuan, M., Fu, Y. & Xi, X. (2016, August). The MAndarin Spoken word - Picture IDentification Test in noise - Adaptive (MAPID-A) detects subtle speech-recognition-in-noise performance changes in young children. 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.
Yuen, K. C. P., Yuan, M., Mou, H. Y. & Lam, S. S. K. (2016, August). Using the item response theory model to select sensitive test items for the new “Mandarin lexical tone dichotic listening test. 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logaoedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.
YUEN, K. C. P. (2015, September). Developing a new clinical education training and assessment system for the Master of Science Programme in Educational Speech-Language Pathology & Learning Disabilities in Hong Kong. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Education Committee for SLP Composium, Lubin, Poland.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2015, April). Benefits of new pre-processing/ sound coding strategies: hard facts or sheer fictions?. Round table conducted at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants & Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2015, April). Measuring sound and speech perception outcomes. Round table conducted at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants & Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2015, April). Speech coding strategies and languages with lexical tones. Where are we? Where can/ should we go?. Round table conducted at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants & Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
Yuen, K. C. P., Fu, Y., Qiu X. Y., Xin, X., Shi, Y., Hong, M. D., Mou, H. Y., & Yuan, M. (2015, April). Spatial release from masking of children with unilateral cochlear implant (CI) fitting or bimodal fitting with CI and hearing aid in contralateral ears. Invited paper presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants & Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
Yuen, K. C. P., Qiu X. Y., Fu, Y., Xin, X., Shi, Y., Hong, M. D., Mou, H. Y., & Yuan, M. (2015, April). Development of Mandarin Spoken Word – Picture Identification Test (Adaptive Version) [MAPID-A v1.0]. Paper presented at the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants & Related Sciences, Beijing, China.
Yuen, K. C. P., Yuan, M., Mou, M., & Sam., S. K. L. (2013, December). Development of a Mandarin lexical tone dichotic listening test based on a two-parameter logistic item response theory model – a step towards identifying individuals with auditory processing disorders. Invited paper presented at the Audiology for Tomorrow - International Conference on Recent Developments in Audiology, Hong Kong.
Yuen, K. C. P. & Yuan, M. (2013, November). Spatial release from masking in Mandarin-speaking children and adults with normal hearing. Paper presented at the Audiology for Tomorrow - International Conference on Recent Developments in Audiology, Hong Kong.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2013, August). Developing a new generation of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) with competence in the management of Literacy and Learning Disorders in Hong Kong. Invited paper presented at the Education for Speech and Language Pathology Committee Symposium 2 - Educating Speech-Language Pathologists for Professional Practice in Different Environments, 29th World Congress of The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Turin, Italy.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2013, August). Development of Cantonese lexical tone dichotic listening test – a step towards identifying individuals with auditory processing disorders. Paper presented at the Audiology Short Seminar 5, 29th World Congress of The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Turin, Italy.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2013, June). How do we assess sound perception and speech recognition in hearing-impaired children?. Invited paper presented at The 3rd Forum on the Development of Speech Perception Assessment Tools – Focused on Outcome Measurement of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation in China, Dalin, China.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2013, June). The development of Mandarin Pediatric Lexical Tone and Disyllabic-word Picture Identification Test in Noise (MAPPID-N). Invited paper presented at The 3rd Forum on the Development of Speech Perception Assessment Tools – Focused on Outcome Measurement of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation in China, Dalin, China.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2012, October). Development of a lexical tone dichotic listening test – a pilot study on young adults. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2012, October). The Development of a lexical tone dichotic listening test – a step towards identifying individuals with auditory processing disorders. Keynote paper presented at the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Taiwan Composium, The Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Taiwan, Tainan, Taiwan.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2011, November). Clinical aspects of Chinese language learning among school-aged children - How to maximize the availability of speech and other meaningful sounds for hearing-impaired children to develop speech and language learning?. Invited paper presented at the International Conference on Chinese Language and Teaching in the Digital Age, Hong Kong.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2011, August). Deaf and hard-of-hearing students with double exceptionality. Invited paper presented at the Symposium on Giftedness in East-Asia: Explorations in the Actiotope Model of Giftedness, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2011, May). Benefits of new pre-processing/ sound coding strategies in cochlear implants for children: fact or fiction?. Invited paper presented in K. Yuen (Chair), Deaf children today: new issues in audiology, device fitting, rehabilitation and speech & language outcomes. Round table conducted at the 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2011, May). Selection and fitting of hearing aids. Invited paper presented at the Audiology day – hearing aids workshop at the 10th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, Athens.
Yuen, K. C. P. (2010, October). Mandarin-speaking children’s word and lexical tone recognition in noise under spatially mixed and spatially separated conditions. Paper presented at the Advanced audiological rehabilitation for better rehabilitation workshop of the Advances in otology and related sciences 2010 conference, Hong Kong.

All Other Outputs
鄒嘉彥、袁志彬及錢志安(2011):從「兩文三語」和「融合教育」環境下看香港學生語言問題 , 《教協報》, 第587期,香港。

Project

The Implementation of Emergent Literacy Tele-Intervention Programme for Preschool Children with Special Educational Needs and Low Socioeconomic Status – A Randomized Control Trial
• To examine the effects of tele-therapy in delivering speech, language and literacy intervention to preschool children aged between 2.5 and 5 years old, in view of the suspension or lack of face-to-face training during the COVID19 pandemic. • To examine the effects of integration of two intervention approaches: (1) adult-child dialogic reading, and (2) metalinguistic training on the early Chinese language and literacy skills of preschool children at-risk of diverse learning needs. This integrat . . .
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Can Wideband Acoustic Energy Absorbance Testing be Reliably Used to Differentially Diagnose Transient Conductive Hearing Loss from Permanent Sensory Hearing Loss in Chinese Neonates in a Two-year Longitudinal Investigation?
Neonatal hearing screening is key to early diagnosis and intervention. It is, therefore, important to have information as accurate as possible on an infant’s hearing status for timely and appropriate intervention whenever necessary. Newborn hearing screening protocol consists usually of two stages: an initial screening, and a rescreening if the infant does not pass the initial one. Otoacoustic emission (OAE) and/or automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) test are the most common measures ad . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Examining Affective Prosody Recognition among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Effectiveness of an Auditory Intervention Using a Mobile App
In human interaction, the success with which a person communicates with others depends on the ability to identify emotional signals from both verbal and non-verbal communication. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by social and communication difficulties, and the decoding of emotional signals is particularly challenging for them. This has negative consequence on their interactions with others in school, leisure activities, and career settings. The proposed study a . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LIU, Ming (YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 as Co-Investigator)
 
Outcome Evaluation on Hang Seng - YMCA Balloon Twisting Programme for SEN Students
This is a service research project invited by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong (YMCA); it aims to serve the SEN students with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Specific Learning Disability (SLD), or Hearing Impairment (HI) by providing the Balloon Twisting Training and other trainings (provided by YMCA). After the completion of the trainings, including (a) the Concentration Training (provided by Occupational Therapist), (b) Balloon Twisting Training and (c) Balloon Exhibition, the pa . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Intervention Efficacy of Assistive Listening Devices for Chinese Children with Dyslexia - A Randomized Controlled Trial (Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2017-2020)
This project aims to investigate the efficacy in providing personal frequency modulation (FM) systems to children with dyslexia at school. 120 Cantonese-speaking primary school students who are being diagnosed as dyslexic will be recruited to join the study. Free FM systems will be provided to them for one academic year. The results of this rigorous randomized controlled trial will provide strong evidence that supports clinical-decision-making in the provision of appropriate and cost-effective i . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 (YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Developmental Study of Spatial Release from Masking of Lexical Tone Recognition in Mandarin-Speaking Children (General Research Fund, Research Grants council, 2016-2017)
Children’s learning through the auditory channel is optimal if the auditory signal is free from noise and competing sounds. However, children rarely learn in a quiet environment. Starting from their early preschool years they are exposed to complex auditory environments such as classrooms where a lot of learning takes place. Different competing sounds from various directions are simultaneously presented including the voices of adults and peers, environmental sounds and reverberation. The ability . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Development of computer-based tools for clinical assessment of speech, hearing and language disabilities
This project aims at establishing the infrastructure for computer-assisted assessment of speech, hearing and language disabilities and developing a series of assessment tools for Chinese-speaking population. The R&D methodology includes linguistic analysis, reliability validation, audio signal processing, text processing, design and implementation of computer software.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): Dr Tan Lee (YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 as Co-Investigator)
 
Identification of Young Cantonese-speaking Children with Language Learning Disorders via Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening by Profiling Their Instructional-driven (top-down) and Stimulus-driven (bottom-up) Information Processing Abilities. (Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, 2015-2017)
This study aims to generate developmental norms on lexical tone dichotic listening (DL, the ability to recall acoustic stimuli with one stimulus presented to the right ear and another stimulus presented to the leaf ear simultaneously) profiles of the top-down instructional-driven and bottom-up stimulus-driven information processing capabilities of young Cantonese-speaking children. Those norms have a promising potential to identify children with language learning disorders; such potential has be . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
A Developmental Study of Spatial Release from Masking from Lexical Tone Recognition in Mandarin- and Cantonese- speaking Children
Children’s learning through the auditory channel is optimal if the auditory signal is free from noise and competing sounds. However, children rarely learn in a quiet environment. Starting from their early preschool years they are exposed to complex auditory environments such as classrooms where a lot of learning takes place. Different competing sounds from various directions are simultaneously presented including the voices of adults and peers, environmental sounds and reverberation. The ability . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
A Pediatric Developmental Study of Lexical Tone Dichotic Listening in Divided Attention versus Directed Attention Modes: A Step towards Identifying Cantonese- Speaking Children with Auditory Processing Disorder
Some children have more difficulties in understanding spoken messages than their peers. This problem is exacerbated in the presence of background noise, or when speech is rapid or degraded. If their problems in understanding spoken messages cannot be explained by either peripheral hearing loss, language disorder, attention deficit, or other higher cognitive or related dysfunctions, then such children may be considered at risk for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) [1, 2]. Based on the estimatio . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Croucher Foundation Sponsorship for Conferences 2011-2012: First Conference on Developing Assessment Tools and Intervention Programs for Childhood Auditory Processing Disorders in the Chinese Communities
Some children have more difficulties in understanding spoken messages than their peers. This problem is exacerbated in the presence of background noise, or when speech is rapid or degraded. If their problems in understanding spoken messages cannot be explained by either peripheral hearing loss, language disorder, attention deficit, or other higher cognitive or related dysfunctions, then such children may be considered at risk for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) (ASHA, 2005; Jerger & Musiek, . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Global conference on disorders in auditory processing, literacy, and related sciences
The conference is aimed at positioning Department of Special Education & Counselling (SEC) as a leader on the investigation of auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorders, and literacy disorders in the Asia Pacific region. The conference signify that Department of SEC of HKIEd is committed towards investigating the educational and educational profiles of childhood disorders in auditory processing, visual processing, and literacy, and their effects on childhood development in speech . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Piloting divided-attention versus directed attention dichotic listening and alternating inter-aural listening development in children: a step towards identifying Cantonese-speaking children with auditory processing disorder
Some children have more difficulties in understanding spoken messages than their peers. This problem is exacerbated in the presence of background noise, or when speech is rapid or degraded. If their problems in understanding spoken messages cannot be explained by either peripheral hearing loss, language disorder, attention deficit, or other higher cognitive or related dysfunctions, then such children may be considered at risk for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) (ASHA, 2005; Jerger & Musiek, . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Piloting divided-attention versus directed-attention dichotic listening and alternating inter-aural listening development in children: A step towards identifying Cantonese- speaking children with Auditory Processing Disorder
Some children have more difficulties in understanding spoken messages than their peers. This problem is exacerbated in the presence of background noise, or when speech is rapid or degraded. If their problems in understanding spoken messages cannot be explained by either peripheral hearing loss, language disorder, attention deficit, or other higher cognitive or related dysfunctions, then such children may be considered at risk for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) (ASHA, 2005; Jerger & Musiek, . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬
 
Using spatial separation advantage from The Computerized Mandarin Pediatric Lexical Tone & Disyllabic- Word Picture Identification Test in Noise (MAPPID-N) to assess the spatial hearing functions of normal hearing and hearing-impaired children - A step towards identifying Mandarin-speaking children with Auditory Processing Disorder
Some children have more difficulties in understanding spoken messages than their peers. This problem is exacerbated in the presence of background noise, or when speech is rapid or degraded. If their problems in understanding spoken messages cannot be explained by either peripheral hearing loss, language disorder, attention deficit, or other higher cognitive or related dysfunctions, then such children may be considered at risk for Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)(ASHA, 2005; Jerger & Musiek, 2 . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬