Dr KAM, Chi Shan   甘志珊
Associate Professor
Department of Special Education and Counselling
Phone No: (852) 2948 8194
Fax No: (852) 2948 7794
Email: annakam@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-9417-0569
Phone
(852) 2948 8194
Fax
(852) 2948 7794
Email
annakam@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
7005417974
Research Interest
  • advanced technologies in aural rehabilitation
  • automated hearing screening
  • tinnitus management
  • auditory processing
External Appointment
  • Appointed by the Labour Department as a Member of the Occupational Deafness Medical Committee (1st June 2015 – 31st May 2021)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery)
  • Honorary Scientific Officer (Medical) of Hospital Authority
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development Board of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology (April 2014 – present)
  • Board member of the Continuing Professional Development Board of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology (April 2008 – present)
Personal Profile

Dr Anna Kam obtained her doctorate degree in Audiology in The Central Michigan University. She is an audiologist and also has a bachelor degree in speech pathology. She was the Vice-Chairperson of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology during 2000-2004 and she is the Vice-Chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development Board of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology (2014-2020). Her research interests include advanced technologies in aural rehabilitation, automated hearing screening, tinnitus management and auditory processing.

Research Interest

  • advanced technologies in aural rehabilitation
  • automated hearing screening
  • tinnitus management
  • auditory processing
External Appointment

  • Appointed by the Labour Department as a Member of the Occupational Deafness Medical Committee (1st June 2015 – 31st May 2021)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery)
  • Honorary Scientific Officer (Medical) of Hospital Authority
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development Board of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology (April 2014 – present)
  • Board member of the Continuing Professional Development Board of the Hong Kong Society of Audiology (April 2008 – present)
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Kam, A. C. S. & Wong, L. L. N. (2015). Evaluation of a fully implantable hearing device. M. Valente & L. M. Valente, Adult Audiology Casebook (212-217). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers
Karunarathne, K., So, R., & Kam, A.C.S. (2014). Alarm vigilance in the presence of 80 dBA pink noise with negative signal-to-noise ratios. S. Sharples & S. Shorrock (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2014 (443-449). Florida, US: Taylor & Francis

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Kam, A.C.S. (2022). The use of assistive listening device in enhancing auditory processing abilities in Chinese children with dyslexia. Journal of Hearing Science, 12(1), 127
Kam, A. C. S., & Fu, C. H. T. (2020). Screening for hearing loss in the Hong Kong Cantonese-speaking elderly using tablet-based pure-tone and word-in-noise test. International Journal of Audiology, 59(4), 301-309
Kam, A. C. S., Leung, E. K. S., Chan, P. Y. B., Cheung, A. P. P., & Tong, M. C. F. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index for measurement of chronic tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese patients. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 24(Suppl 4), 42-45
Karunarathne, B., Wang, T., So, R. H., Kam, A. C., & Meddis, R. (2018). Adversarial relationship between combined medial olivocochlear (MOC) and middle-ear-muscle (MEM) reflexes and alarm-in-noise detection thresholds under negative signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). Hearing Research, 367, 124-128
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.Y.B., & Tong, M.C.F. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese Tinnitus Functional Index. International Journal of Audiology, 57(2), 91-97
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2017). Improving mobile phone speech recognition by personalized amplification – application in people with normal hearing and mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 38(2), e85-e92
Kam, A.C.S., Li, L.K.C., Yeung, K.N.K., Wu, W., Huang, Z., Wu, H., & Tong, M.C.F. (2014). Automated hearing screening for preschool children. Journal of Medical Screening, 21(2), 71-75
Wu, W., Lu, J., Li, Y., Kam, A.C.S., Tong, M.C.F., Huang, Z., & Wu, H. (2013). A new hearing screening system for preschool children. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78, 290-295
Wu Wenjin; Huang Zhiwu; Lv Jingrong; Gan Zhishan; Tang Zhihui; Wu Hao (2013). The Smart Hearing System for hearing screening of preschool children. Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 21 (2), 118-120
Kam, A. C. S., Gao, H., Li, L. K. C., Zhao, H., Qiu, S., & Tong, M. C. F. (2012). Automated hearing screening for children: A pilot study in china. International Journal of Audiology, 52(12), 855-860
Kam, A.C.S. (2012). A screening tool for tinnitus related distress – the Chinese version of the Mini Tinnitus Questionnaire. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37(3), 234-237
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Yu, J.K.Y., & Tong, M.C.F. (2012). Clinical evaluation of a fully implantable hearing device in six patients with mixed and sensorineural hearing loss. Clinical Otolaryngology, 37(3), 240-244
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2012). Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered hearing test. International Journal of Audiology, 51(8), 606-610
Kam, A.C.S., Ng, I.H.Y., Cheng, M.M.Y., Wong, T.K.C., & Tong, M.C.F. (2011). Evaluation of the ClearVoice™ strategy in adults using HiResolution Fidelity 120® sound processing. Clinical Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, 5, Suppl 1, S89-S92
Kam, A.C.S. (2011). Hearing aid outcomes in Chinese adults: clinical application and psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life Questionnaire.. International Journal of Audiology, 51(6), 450-455
GAN Zhishan; YANG Yinjin; GAN Bingji (2011). Clinical evaluation of the non-sedated auditory brainstem response technology. Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 19(5), 459-461
Kam, A.C.S., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2010). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Chinese Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit. International Journal of Audiology, 50(5), 334-339
Yu, J.K.Y, Ng, I.H.Y., Kam, A.C.S., Wong, T.K.C., Wong, E.C.M., Tong, M.C.F., Yu, H.C., & Yu, K.M. (2010). The universal neonatal hearing screening (UNHS) program in Hong Kong: The outcome of a combined otoacoustic emissions and automated auditory brainstem response screening protocol. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 15, 2-11
Kam, A.C.S., & Keith, R.W. (2009). Aging Effect on Dichotic Listening of Cantonese. International Journal of Audiology,, 49(9), 651-656
唐志辉、甘志珊、伍凯怡、余家燕、李定汉、高晗、尹怀信 (2009). Hearing screening in infants, adolescents and elderly – Hong Kong experience. 中國醫學文摘耳鼻咽喉科學, 24(1), 18-20
Kam, A.C.S., Cheung, A.P.P., Chan, P.Y.B., Leung, E.K.S., Wong, T.K.C., van Hasselt, C.A. & Tong, M.C.F. (2009). Psychometric Properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory. Clinical Otolaryngology, 34, 309-315
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
甘志珊 (2006). Audiological management for elderly with hearing, cognitive and psychoacoustic impairment. Journal of Audiology and Speech Pathology, 14, 456-458
Kam, A.C.S. & Wong, L.L.N. (1999). Comparison of performance with wide dynamic range compression and linear amplification.. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 10(8), 445-457

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
Kam, A.C.S. (2019, 5). Anxiety, Depression and Health-related Quality of Life in Chinese Tinnitus Sufferers with and without Hearing Loss. Tinnitus Conference 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
Kam, A.C.S. (2019, 5). Tinnitus in early secondary school children: prevalence and associated risk factors. Tinnitus Conference 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
KAM, Chi Shan (2018, 5). Customized sound therapy for tinnitus relief – evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Invited symposium presentation at the 6th East Asian Symposium on Otology, Seoul, Korea, Seoul, Korea
Kam, A.C.S. (2018, 4). Tinnitus management. Cross-strait Four Regions ENT Conference 2018, Macau
Kam, A.C.S. (2017, 5). Sound of Silence from the Brain– tinnitus management. International Symposium for Brain and Education, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S. (2016, 10). Sound of Silence – latest evidence in tinnitus management. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium, Hong Kong
Refereed conference paper
Kam, A.C.S. (2022, 4). The use of assistive listening device in enhancing auditory processing abilities in Chinese children with dyslexia. The XXXV World Congress of Audiology, Warsaw, Poland
Kam A.C.S. (2019, 11). Tinnitus in Adolescents. Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants 2019, Tokyo, Japan
Kam, A.C.S. & Fu C.H.T. (2018, 10). Automated screening and speech-in-noise test for age-related hearing loss. 34th World Congress of Audiology , Cape Town, South Africa
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2018, 5). Evaluation of a self-administered tinnitus measurement system. 6th East Asia Symposium on Otology, Seoul, Korea
Kam, A.C.S., & Yeung, K.N.K. (2017, 9). Non-linear frequency compression in amplification: Impact on a tonal language. 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Narita, Japan
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2017, 9). Tinnitus therapy with customized sound. 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Narita, Japan
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.Y.B., Cheung, A.P.P., & Tong, M.C.F. (2017, 6). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index for measuring chronic tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese. Health Research Symposium 2017, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.Y.B., Cheung, A.P.P., & Tong, M.C.F. (2017, 5). Validation of the Chinese Tinnitus Functional Index. 1st World Tinnitus Congress, Warsaw, Poland
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Chan M.T.V., Bhatia K.S.S., Tong M.C.F. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2017, 5). Clinical evaluation of neuronavigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus relief: preliminary findings. 1st World Tinnitus Congress, Warsaw, Poland
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2017, 5). Clinical evaluation of customized filtered sound for tinnitus relief. 1st World Tinnitus Congress, Warsaw, Poland
Kam, A.C.S. & Yeung, K.N.K. (2016, 9). Clinical evaluation of frequency compression technology in amplification. XXXIII World Congress of Audiology, Vancouver, Canada
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Chan M.T.V., Bhatia K.S.S., Tong M.C.F. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2016, 9). Efficacy of neuronavigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus relief: A pilot study. XXXIII World Congress of Audiology, Vancouver, Canada
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Chan M.T.V., Bhatia K.S.S., Tong M.C.F. & van Hasselt, C. A (2016, 8). Efficacy of neuronavigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus relief: A pilot study. 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.Y.B., Cheung, A.P.P., & Tong, M.C.F. (2016, 3). Validation of the Chinese Tinnitus Functional Index. Paper presented at the 10th International Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, Nottingham, UK
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2016, 3). Efficacy of customized filtered sound for tinnitus relief: a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the 10th International Tinnitus Research Initiative Conference, Nottingham, UK
Kam, A.C.S. (2015, 10). Clinical evaluation of frequency compression technology in amplification. Paper presented at the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing, Guangzhou, PRC
Kam, A.C.S. (2015, 10). Validation of the Chinese Tinnitus Functional Index. Paper presented at the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing, Guangzhou
Kam, A.C.S. & Yeung, K.N.K. (2015, 4). Clinical evaluation of frequency compression technology. Abstract of the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Beijing, PRC
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2015, 4). Improving mobile phone perception by implementing automated customized enhanced technology – application in people with and without hearing loss. Abstract of the 10th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Beijing, PRC
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.K.Y., Cheung, A.P.P., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2014, 10). Evaluation of a self-administered tinnitus management system. Abstract of the Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium 2014, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan,P.K.Y., Cheung, A.P.P., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2014, 10). Tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese – Findings in 329 Outpatients. Abstract of the Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium 2014, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2014, 10). Improving mobile phone perception by implementing automated customized enhanced technology – application in people with and without hearing loss. Abstract of the Hong Kong Speech & Hearing Symposium 2014, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S, Leung, E.K.S., Chan,P.K.Y., Cheung, A.P.P., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2014, 5). Tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese – Findings in 329 Outpatients. Paper presented at the XIth International Tinnitus Seminar, Berlin
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.K.Y., Cheung, A.P.P., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2014, 5). Hyperacusis in Hong Kong Chinese – Findings with the Hyperacusis Questionnaire. Paper presented at the XIth International Tinnitus Seminar, Berlin
Karunarathne, K., So, R., & Kam, A.C.S. (2014, 4). Alarm vigilance in the presence of 80 dBA pink noise with negative signal-to-noise ratios. Paper presented at the International Conference on Ergonomics and Human factors 2014, Southampton
Karunarathne, K., So, R., & Kam, A.C.S. (2014, 4). Effects of presentation method and duration on alarm detection threshold in the presence of loud pink noise. Paper presented in the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Rhode Island, USA
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.K.Y., Cheung, A.P.P., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2014, 3). Evaluation of a self-administered tinnitus management system. Paper presented at the 8th International TRI Tinnitus Conference, Auckland
Kam, A. C. S. (2013, 11). Impact of mild hearing loss on school children. Abstract of the Audiology for Tomorrow. International Conference on Recent Developments in Audiology, Hong Kong
Kam, A. C. S., Gao, H., Li, L. K. C., Zhao, H., Qiu, S., & Tong, M. C. F. (2013, 11). Automated hearing screening for children: A pilot study in china. Abstract of the Audiology for Tomorrow. International Conference on Recent Developments in Audiology, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S. (2013, 11). Evidence-based practice in tinnitus treatment. Invited presentation at the Audiology for Tomorrow. International Conference on Recent Developments in Audiology, Hong Kong
Kam, A. C. S., Gao, H., Li, L. K. C., Zhao, H., Qiu, S., & Tong, M. C. F. (2013, 6). Automated hearing screening for children: A pilot study in china. Abstract of the 4th World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Conference, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2013, 6). Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered hearing test. Abstract of the 4th World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Conference, Hong Kong
吳文瑾, 黃治物,呂靜榮,甘志珊,唐志輝,吳皓 (2013, 6). 智能聽力篩查系統在學齡前兒童聽力篩查中的應用. Abstract of the 4th World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Conference, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S. (2013, 3). A screening tool for tinnitus related distress – the Chinese version of the Mini Tinnitus Questionnaire.. Abstract of the First International Conference on Hyperacusis, London, UK
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2013, 3). Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered tinnitus measurement system.. Abstract of the First International Conference on Hyperacusis, London, UK,
Kam, A.C.S. (2012, 10). A screening tool for tinnitus related distress – the Chinese version of the Mini Tinnitus Questionnaire.. Abstract of the CUHK Speech and Hearing Symposium 2012, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S. (2012, 10). Evidence-based practice in tinnitus treatment. Invited presentation at the International Tinnitus Forum, Taiwan
Kam, A.C.S. & Tong, M.C.F. (2012, 10). Automated hearing screening for school children – a pilot study in China. Abstract of the CUHK Speech and Hearing Symposium 2012, Hong Kong
Wang, D., Shi, L., Kam, A.C.S., Ahuja, A.T. & Tong, M.C.F. (2012, 10). Statistical neuroanatomical changes detected in MRI of tinnitus patients. Abstract of the CUHK Speech and Hearing Symposium 2012, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2012, 8). Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered tinnitus measurement system.. Abstract of the International Conference on Tinnitus, Bruges, Belgium
Kam, A.C.S., Tong, M.C.F. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2012, 8). Validation of the Chinese Mini Tinnitus Questionnaire.. Abstract of the International Conference on Tinnitus, Bruges, Belgium
Kam, A.C.S. & Tong, M.C.F. (2012, 6). Automated hearing screening for school children – a pilot study in China. Abstract of the NHS 2012 Conference, Cernobbio (Como Lake), Italy
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2012, 6). Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered hearing test. Abstract of the AHS 2012 Conference, Cernobbio (Como Lake), Italy
Kam, A.C.S., Luk, B.P.K., Cheng, M.M.Y., Wong, T.K.C. & Tong, M.C.F. (2011, 10). Evaluation of the ClearvoiceTM Strategy in Adults Using HiResolution Fidelity 120Ò Sound Processing. Abstract of the 8th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Daegu, Korea
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Yu, J.K.Y. & Tong, M.C.F. (2011, 10). Clinical Evaluation of a Fully Implantable Hearing Device. Abstract of the 8th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Daegu, Korea
甘志珊 (2011, 10). 全植入式助聽器的成效評估. 論文發表於《第三屆上海耳科學及聽力學國際會議暨第十一屆聽力國際年會》, 中國上海
甘志珊 (2011, 10). 非鎮靜腦幹誘發電位技術的臨床應用核實研究. 論文發表於《第三屆上海耳科學及聽力學國際會議暨第十一屆聽力國際年會》, 中國上海
Kam, A.C.S. & Keith, R.W. (2010, 10). Aging Effect on Dichotic Listening of Cantonese. Abstract of Audiology Workshop of the 2010 CUHK ENT Conference, Hong Kong
甘志珊 (2010, 7). <耳鳴問卷中文版的研譯與臨床應用>. 論文發表於 《全國耳鳴疾病診療新進展學習班》, 中國延安
Kam, A.C.S. & Keith, R.W. (2010, 5). Aging Effect on Dichotic Listening of Cantonese. Abstract of the Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium 2010, Hong Kong
甘志珊 (2010, 5). 全植入式助聽器的成效評估. Abstract of《第88屆台灣耳鼻喉科醫學會學術演講會暨兩岸耳科論壇》, 台中, 台灣
Kam, A.C.S. & Keith, W.R. (2010, 3). Aging effect on dichotic listening of Cantonese. Abstract of the XXXth International Congress of Audiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kam, A.C.S., Tong, M.C.F., Lam, C.K., Wong, K.C., Yu, K.Y., Ng, H.Y. & van Hasselt, C.A. (2010, 3). Evaluation of a Totally Implantable Hearing Device: Retrospective Study of Patients Implanted in Hong Kong. Abstract of the XXXth International Congress of Audiology, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kam, A.C.S., Cheung, A.P.P., Chan, P.Y.B., Leung, E.K.S., Wong, T.K.C., van Hasselt, C.A., & Tong, M.C.F. (2009, 8). A Psychometric Study on Tinnitus Complaints with the Chinese Tinnitus Questionnaire. Abstract of the 10th Asia pacific Congress on Deafness, Bangkok, Thailand
Kam, A.C.S., Ng, I.H.Y., Wong, T.K.C., Yu, J.K.Y. & Tong, M.C.F. (2009, 8). Hearing Aid Satisfaction and Benefit in a Group of Users with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Abstract of the 10th Asia Pacific Congress on Deafness, Bangkok, Thailand
Kam, A.C.S. & Keith, W.R (2009, 6). Recognition of Dichotic Double Digits in Young and Elderly Cantonese-Speaking Listeners. Abstract of the 9th European Federation of Audiology Societies, Tenerife, Spain
Kam, A.C.S., Cheung, A.P.P., Chan, P.Y.B., Leung, E.K.S., Wong, T.K.C., Tong, M.C.F., & van Hasselt, C.A. (2009, 6). Psychometric Properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) Version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire. Abstract of in the 9th European Federation of Audiology Societies, Tenerife, Spain
Kam, A.C.S., Cheung, A., Chan, P., Leung, E., Wong, T.K.C. & Tong, M.C.F. (2008, 6). Translation and Validation of Two Chinese Psychometric Assessment Devices for Patients with Tinnitus. Abstracts of XXIXth International Congress of Audiology, Hong Kong
Kam, A.C.S., Ng, I.H.Y., Wong, T.K.C., Yu, J.K.Y. & Tong, M.C.F. (2008, 6). Hearing Aid Satisfaction and Benefit in a Group of Users with Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Abstracts of XXIXth International Congress of Audiology, Hong Kong
Ng, I.H.Y., Tong, M.C.F., Kam, A.C.S., Yu, J.K.Y. (2008, 6). Compliance of Adolescents to a School Hearing Screening Campaign.. Abstracts of XXIXth International Congress of Audiology, Hong Kong
Yu, J.K.Y., Kam, A.C.S., Ng, I.H.Y., Tong, M.C.F. & Wong, T.K.C. (2008, 6). Normative Tympanometry Using 226Hz, 678Hz and 1,000 Hz Probe Tones in Chinese Neonates during the First 100 Hours of Life. Abstracts of XXIX International Congress of Audiology, Hong Kong
Yu, J.K.Y., Ng, I.H.Y., Kam, A.C.S., Tong, M.C.F., Wong, T.K.C., Yu, K.M., Yu, H.C. & Wong, E. (2008, 6). A Review of Two Neonatal Hearing Screening Programmes in Hong Kong. Abstracts of XXIXth International Congress of Audiology, Hong Kong
甘志珊、余家燕、伍凱怡、唐志辉、余啟文 (2008, 6). 新生兒出生100小時內以多頻探測音進行聲阻抗測驗的正常值. Abstracts of 全國新生兒、嬰幼兒及兒童聽力篩查、診斷、干預暨第三次助聽器驗配技術學術會議, Huangshanshi, China
Kam, A.C.S., Leung, E.K.S., Chan, P.Y.B., Cheung, A.P.P., & Tong, M.C.F (2007, 6). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index for measuring chronic tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese. Health Research Symposium 2017, Hong Kong
Yeung, N.K. & Kam, A.C.S. (2006). Outcome measurement of recent FM technologies for hearing impaired adults in Hong Kong. Poster presentation in the Hearing Care for Adults: International Conference, Chicago, USA
Yuen, K.C.P., Kam, A.C.S. & Lau, P.S.H. (2005). Comparative performance between an adaptive directional microphone system and a multi-band noise reduction system from two hearing aid prescriptions in the same digital hearing instrument. Presented in the Research Podium in the 17th Annual Convention & Expo of the American Academy of Audiology, Washington, USA
Kam, A.C.S. & Kam, P.K. (2004). Outcome measures of digital hearing aid benefit in children with severe to profound hearing loss. Paper presented at the International Conference on Recent Development in Paediatric Audiology, Hong Kong, PRC.
Kam, A.C.S. & Kam, P.K. (2004). Using ASSR threshold to fit digital instrument for children. Paper presented at the International Conference on Recent Development in Paediatric Audiology, Hong Kong, PRC.
Kam, A.C.S. & Kam, P.K. (2004). Using ASSR threshold to fit digital instrument for children. Poster presentation in the 16th Annual Convention & Expo of the American Academy of Audiology, Salt Lake City, USA.
Kam, A.C.S. (2003). Outcome measures of digital hearing aid benefit in children with severe to profound hearing loss. Paper presented at the 5th Hearing International Scientific Conference, Beijing, PRC.
Kam, A.C.S. & Wong, L.L.N. (1998). Comparison of performance with wide dynamic range compression and linear amplification. Poster presentation in the 10th Annual Convention & Expo of the American Academy of Audiology, Los Angeles, USA.
Other conference paper
Kam, A.C.S., Sung, J.K.K., Lee, T., Wong, T.K.C. & van Hasselt, C. A. (2016, 8). Efficacy of customized filtered sound for tinnitus relief: a randomized controlled trial.. 30th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland

Patents, Agreements, Assignments and Companies
Patents granted
Kam, A.C.S. (2013). Method and System for Self-Managed Sound Enhancement. South Africa
Kam, A.C.S. (2012). Method and System for Self-Managed Sound Enhancement. Taiwan

All Other Outputs
Other outputs
Chung, K., Kam, A.C.S., Chan, J. & Wong, L. (2012). A hearing report from Hong Kong. Audiology Today..

Project

Screening for Mild Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Hearing Loss in Older Adults in the Community with Special Automated Audiological Assessments
This project aims to develop and implement cost-effective screening for mild cognitive impairment, dementia and hearing loss for elderly in the community. The project team will develop a prototype with the automated cognitive screening test (dichotic digits recognition test and digits-in-noise recognition test). The prototype developed will be added to the existing pure-tone hearing screening test system as new modules. This screening tool will improve the quality of life in elderly and promote healthy aging, as well as prevent or delay cognitive decline.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
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 integration aims to foster Chinese language acquisition and later literacy development of at-risk children for learning to read when they enter elementary education in the future.
• To develop a parent-oriented emergent literacy tele-therapy facilitation training kit (with suggested books, instructions on dialogic reading and evidence-based tele-therapy resources developed by the Research Team) with “training-the-trainers” community engagement to enhance future reading interest and metalinguistic skills of at-risk pediatric population in the community.
• To articulate the applied research and KT (Knowledge Transfer) impact of this project from FEHD to not just local and international academia but to the much wider Chinese-speaking community in Hong Kong and other major cities around the world including the education and social welfare sectors concerned about effective early intervention tools and activities to equip children with low SES and at-risk of diverse learning, literacy and communication needs, be it about children with diagnosed or suspected autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD or learning difficulties.

Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Speech and language pathology practicum delivered by combining telepractice and face-to-face service mode – an outcome study (Teaching Development Seed Fund, 2020/21)
While in-person speech therapy is more commonly adopted than telepractice in Hong Kong, there is an increasing trend of utilizing telepractice, especially for clients who have physical limitations to travel to the clinic for service. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, all face-to-face learning and teaching activities are ceased. Consequently, telepractice is adopted for clinical placements in the Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities (MScESLPLD) programme. This study thus aims to investigate the therapy outcome and SLP students’ learning outcome with SLP practicum delivered by telepractice, in-person and the combined delivery mode.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Efficacy of Amplification with Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Relief: A Randomized Controlled Trial (General Research Fund, 2018-2020)
The use of hearing aids in tinnitus sufferers with significant hearing loss will always be associated with an improvement in hearing handicap and that complicates the interpretation of how much hearing aids specifically affect tinnitus. The study thus aims to investigate the treatment efficacy of tinnitus in people with mild hearing loss.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Development of an Automated Hearing Screening System – Validity and Reliability
Pure-tone audiometry is by far the most common form of hearing test. It is typically conducted by audiologists or trained health care professionals in a sound-proof booth. However, such audiological services may not be readily accessible in areas where professional staff and/or audiological equipment are not available. By implementing an automated self-administered hearing test, more patient-contact time could be made available for professional staff to conduct sophisticated tests and manage patients who are difficult to test. This study thus aims to develop a tablet based automated hearing screening program specifically designed for elderly.

Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
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 interventions for children with dyslexia. The information will also be useful for future health policy making related to the provision of remediation and support service to these children.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Efficacy of Amplification with Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Relief: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
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 been confirmed in a pilot study.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Tinnitus in Adolescents
This study is a cross-sectional survey of 5000 convenience sampled Secondary Two students (typically aged 13-14) in Hong Kong, to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for tinnitus in adolescents. Comprehensive data collection will include the presence of tinnitus, the characteristics and impact of tinnitus, health factors, recreational noise exposure, psychological factors and socioeconomic status. Audiological information including pure-tone thresholds, tympanometry measurements and otoacoustic emission test and otoscopy results will also be obtained in subjects reported to have tinnitus. Multivariate regression models will be used to describe risk factors. The study findings will contribute to a greater understanding of tinnitus in children and aid future health service planning and resource allocation for people with tinnitus.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Tinnitus in Early Secondary School Children: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors
This study is a cross-sectional survey of 5000 convenience sampled Secondary Two students (typically aged 13-14) in Hong Kong, to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for tinnitus in adolescents. Comprehensive data collection will include the presence of tinnitus, the characteristics and impact of tinnitus, health factors, recreational noise exposure, psychological factors and socioeconomic status. Audiological information including pure-tone thresholds, tympanometry measurements and otoacoustic emission test and otoscopy results will also be obtained in subjects reported to have tinnitus. Multivariate regression models will be used to describe risk factors. The study findings will contribute to a greater understanding of tinnitus in children and aid future health service planning and resource allocation for people with tinnitus.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
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 (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Tinnitus Functional Index for measuring chronic tinnitus in Hong Kong Chinese (Health and Medical Research Fund 2014-15)
The study aims to translate the TFI into Chinese and then validate its use in Chinese Hong Kong patients who are suffering from chronic tinnitus. The psychometric properties including reliability, construct validity and responsiveness of the TFI-CH will be determined. It is hypothesized that the psychometric properties in terms of reliability, construct validity, responsiveness and factorial structure of the TFI-CH would be similar to that of the original TFI.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Efficacy of Neuronavigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus Relief: A randomized Controlled Trial (General Research Fund 2014 - 2016)
This study is a double-blind randomised controlled trial testing the effects of neuronavigated low-frequency rTMS on tinnitus. To achieve the statistical power sufficient to detect the treatment differences, 135 subjects with subjective tinnitus will be recruited and randomly assigned into one of the three following stimulation test categories: 1) real rTMS at the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), 2) real rTMS at the left primary auditory cortex and 3) sham rTMS at the left primary auditory cortex. Immediate and sustained outcomes will be evaluated using 1) the Chinese Tinnitus Questionnaire, 2) the Chinese Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, 3) a self-rated visual analogue scale on tinnitus loudness and 4) tinnitus loudness matches measured psychoacoustically. An intention-to-treat analysis will be performed. Using the rigorous study design of randomised controlled trials, our results will not only provide strong evidence in support of clinical decision making in tinnitus management, but also contribute a greater understanding of tinnitus mechanisms.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Translation and validation of the Chinese Hyperacusis Questionnaire
This study translated the Khalfa hyperacusis questionnaire into Chinese (Cantonese) and then validated the Chinese version, (HQ-CH) in patients who are suffering from hyperacusis in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Efficacy of Customized Filtered Sound for Tinnitus Relief: A Randomized Controlled Trial (General Research Fund 2013 - 2015)
This study is a randomized controlled trial of sound therapy efficacy on tinnitus. To achieve sufficient statistical power to detect the treatment difference, 135 subjects with subjective tinnitus will be recruited and randomly assigned into one of the three groups:
1) customized tinnitus frequency notched sound therapy; 2) customized sound therapy and 3) active no-treatment control group. Immediate and sustained outcomes will be compared using the 1) Chinese Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, 2) Chinese Tinnitus
Questionnaire, 3) self-rated visual analogue scale on tinnitus loudness, and 4) tinnitus loudness matches measured psychoacoustically. Intention-to-treat analysis will be employed. By using the rigorous study-design of randomized controlled trials, results from this study will not only provide strong evidence in support of clinical-decision- making in tinnitus management, but also provide a greater understanding of tinnitus mechanisms.

Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Hearing screening for preschoolers in Shanghai
This was a cross-sectional within-subject study investigating the reliability and validity of an automated hearing screening test system for preschoolers and the risk factors for hearing loss. The subjects were 6231 preschoolers (3 – 7 years old) from 41 kindergartens in Shanghai, China. Six hundred and forty-seven children were referred for diagnostic audiological assessment after the automated pure-tone screening test. Using the conventional pure-tone audiometry as the “gold standard,” the sensitivity and specificity of the automated hearing screening test increased from 0.33 and 0.15 in the youngest age group to 0.95 and 1.00 in the oldest age group, respectively. There was no statistically significant gender effect, but there was an age effect (2 = 22.96, p < 0.01). In the univariate analysis of 104 cases and 201 controls, significantly elevated odds ratios (OR) for hearing loss were correlated with universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) test results (OR = 28.15, p < 0.01), parental suspicion of hearing loss (OR = 10.10, p < 0.05), and attendance at preschool before the age of 5 (OR = 0.51, p < 0.05). The results suggest that the automated hearing screening test system can be used in screening programmes for preschoolers older than five years old.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Can hearing impaired and mainstream populations benefit from new technology implemented on mobile phone?
This was a prospective study using double-blind, within-subjects, repeated-measures, controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of an automated customized enhanced technology based on the hearing profile captured on the mobile device. One hundred adults (60 with age-adjusted normal hearing and 40 with hearing loss) participated in this study. The performance of the subjects with customized and standard settings was compared using both subjective and objective measures. Speech recognition was measured in quiet and in noise using Cantonese disyllabic words. Subjective ratings on the quality, clarity and comfortableness of the mobile signals were measured with an 11-point visual analogue scale.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): Prof Andrew van Hasselt (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Clinical evaluation of a computerized self-administered tinnitus measurement system
This study was a cross-sectional within-subject comparative study establishing the reliability and validity of a computerized self-administered tinnitus measurement systemt. 50 adult Chinese who attended the audiology clinic in the Prince of Wales Hospital for tinnitus management were recruited to participate. The tinnitus characteristics measured via traditional clinical procedure were compared with those obtained with the self-administered system.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Installation of a balance assessment and rehabilitation system in the hearing and balance rehabilitation centre for the elderly in Hong Kong
This project aims at establishing a balance assessment and rehabilitation system in the hearing and balance rehabilitation center for the elderly in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): Prof Michael Tong (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Clinical evaluation of a computerized automated hearing test and audio signal modification system
This study was a cross-sectional within-subject comparative study establishing the reliability and validity of a computerized self-administered hearing test. 100 adult Chinese who attended the audiology clinic in the Prince of Wales Hospital for a hearing test were recruited to participate. The pure-tone test results obtained via traditional clinical procedure were compared with those obtained with the self-administered system. The results suggest that the computerized self-administered hearing test is a reliable and valid measure of unmasked air-conduction hearing thresholds.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
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, 2000). Based on the estimation from Moore (2006), of the 1.37 million Hong Kong children up to 19 years of age (Census and Statistics Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, 2007), up to 96,500 children are suffering from APD. Nevertheless, services offered to children with APD are scarce due to a lack of diagnostic clinical tools. There are behavioral (Bellis & Ferre, 1999; Moncrieff & Musiek, 2002) and electrophysiological (Kraus et al., 1996; Wible, Nicol, & Kraus, 2005) evidences on the association between auditory processing difficulties and language or learning difficulties. Even mild APD, if left undiagnosed and untreated in early childhood years, may have significant impact on social, communication, language and academic competences and other life functions (Heine & Slone, 2008). Unfortunately, if the child reaches adolescence before the auditory processing problem surfaces, there may be a problem in coping with high academic demands. In Hong Kong diagnostic tools to indentify children with APD are scare and the only available tool (2007) had test reliability issues. Dichotic listening (DL) tests are key diagnostic tools for APD (Jerger, 2007). In DL tests, two different acoustic stimuli are presented one to each ear simultaneously. To our knowledge, lexical tones have not been used in any developmental studies on DL. Cantonese words with the same phonemic composition but different pitch patterns represent totally different meanings. For example, /ji1/ and /ji6/ with high level and low level pitch patterns are two different lexical tones meaning clothing and two, respectively. The degree to which the right ear outperforms the left ear in DL tests is known as the right ear advantage (REA). REA decreases with age, reflecting the maturation of left hemisphere dominance for language. We propose a pilot cross-sectional developmental study on lexical tone dichotic listening in Cantonese-speaking children for planning a large-scale normative developmental study. The outcomes will offer valuable and reliable normative data to contribute to the test battery for differentially diagnose APD in children. We have developed an innovative behavioral testing procedure which has been proven feasible to engage children for the required testing conditions.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YUEN, Chi Pun 袁志彬 (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Intervention efficacy for children with asymptomatic bilateral sensorineural hearing loss – a randomized controlled trial. (Health and Medical Research Fund 2011 - 2014)
This study is a randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate the efficacy of the practice of providing personal FM system or hearing aid to children with mild bilateral sensorineural hearing loss at school.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Hearing screening for school age children in Longgang District of Shenzhen
This was a cross-sectional within-subject study investigating the reliability and validity of an automated hearing screening test system for children. Subjects were 325 first-grade and second-grade children (6 – 10 years old) from primary schools in Shenzhen, China.
Using the conventional pure-tone screening test with the pass/refer criterion set as 25 dB HL, as the “gold standard”, the sensitivity and specificity of the automated hearing screening test was 0.63 and 0.82, respectively. No specific pattern in the failure rates was observed to relate to the students’ grade. There was no statistically significant age effect or gender effect. The results suggest that with further improvement in terms of its sensitivity and specificity, it may be feasible to use the automated hearing screening test system to conduct routine school hearing screenings.

Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Neural activity underlying tinnitus generation
This study aimed to investigate the neural activity underlying tinnitus generation with tinnitus patients and control subjects closely matched with age, gender and hearing level. This study also investigated if there is any correlation between tinnitus severity and the degree of abnormal neural activity.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Customized Enhanced Sound (CE Sound), Sentinel Speech
The project developed a computerized self-administered hearing test system and an automated audio compensation system.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): Prof Andrew van Hasselt (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Translation and validation of two Chinese psychometric assessment devices for patients with tinnitus
The objective of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of a Chinese (Cantonese) version of the Tinnitus Questionnaire (TQ) and the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory, which are psychometric self-report measures of perceived tinnitus-related distress. The subjects were 114 adults who attended audiology clinics with a primary or secondary complaint of tinnitus. They completed the Chinese versions of the TQ (TQ-CH), THI (THI-CH), Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The subjective severity of tinnitus and tinnitus-related problems were scored using rating scales. The results suggest that the TQ-CH and THI-CH are reliable and valid measures of general tinnitus-related distress that can be used in clinical settings to quantify the impact of tinnitus on daily living.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Hearing screening for Secondary three students in Student Health Service Centres: a pilot study
This was a trial run of hearing screening for Secondary Three students in 2009, investigating the feasibility of such practice, in addition to the prevalence rate and risk factors of hearing problems among this group of students.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): Mr Chelton Ho, Dr NW Tong (KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊 as Co-Investigator)
 
Study of auditory processing ability in young and older Cantonese-speaking adults by dichotic listening tests
Cantonese dichotic digits recognition was evaluated in free-recall, directed-attention right, and directed-attention left response conditions. All participants were right-handed and included a group of young adults with normal hearing and a group of older adults with minimal sensorineural hearing loss. In all conditions, performance by the young adults was better than performance by the older adults. A right-ear advantage was observed for both groups. Due to a greater deficit in dichotic digits recognition performance in the left ear of older subjects their right-ear advantages were larger than those for the young adults. The results support an age-related disadvantage in recognition performance for dichotic stimuli presented to the left ear of older subjects that is not entirely accounted for by differences in hearing sensitivity between subject groups but may be related to a primary cognitive deficit.
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Evaluation of audiological rehabilitation in Occupational Deafness Compensation Claimants
This study surveyed on the penetration rate of hearing aid use in the occupational deafness compensation claimants, and to identify factors that may affect the penetration rate. The existing practices of hearing assistive device service received, and the satisfaction on these services and various factors which may affect the hearing assistive device performance, were also studied.
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Chi Shan 甘志珊
 
Prizes and awards

Silver Award, iCAN 2020

Date of receipt: 31/8/2020, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS),
 
Best Woman Inventor, iCAN 2020

Date of receipt: 31/8/2020, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS)
 
Special Award, iCAN 2020

Date of receipt: 31/8/2020, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS)
 
Dean’s Research Award: Research Engagement and Impact 2018/19

Date of receipt: /6/2019, Conferred by: EdUHK
 
Bronze Award at the 47th International Inventions Exhibition of Geneva 2019
The project on "Domestic Screening for Age-related Hearing Loss" developed a tablet-based system to enable a hearing test as a routine elderly healthcare exam at the community level. It consists of pure-tone screening and a speech-in-noise test. The system is expected to spur the popularisation of a convenient community-based test for early identification of age-related hearing loss.
Date of receipt: 12/4/2019, Conferred by: Inventions Geneva
 
Finalist of the Faculty “Quality Journal Article” Award 2017/18

Date of receipt: /6/2018, Conferred by: EdUHK
 
Faculty Quality Journal Article Award 2016/17

Date of receipt: 15/6/2017, Conferred by: Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Best Oral Presentation at the 9th Asia Pacific Conference of Speech, Language and Hearing

Date of receipt: 11/10/2015, Conferred by: Asia Pacific Society of Speech, Language and Hearing