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Hamish Innes-Brown

Bachelor of Cognitive Science (Honours), 1999. PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, 2012

Research Fellow, Bionics Institute

P: +61 3 9667 7529
F: +61 3 9667 7518
E: hinnes-brown@bionicsinstitute.org

Hamish is an NHMRC Early-Career Research Fellow at the Bionics Institute. He has a life-long interest in sensory aspects of sound, vision, and communication. At the Bionics Institute he is using brainwave recordings and perceptual tests to understand and improve the way that sounds are interpreted by people with hearing loss. Perceiving sounds properly is crucial for communication and function in complex social, education, and work environments.

Hamish has a double bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science (hons) from the University of Western Australia, and a PhD in neuroscience from Swinburne University. From March 2015 to March 2016 he is undertaking a research Fellowship at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research interests include:

1. The development of EEG-based objective measures of hearing. These can be used to detect and diagnose hearing problems in infants, improve the fitting of cochlear implants and hearing aids, and also have uses in e-heath for remote fitting of hearing devices.

2. Understanding the variability in outcomes between people who gain a great deal of benefit from their hearing devices, and the many people who gain little to no benefit.

3. Improving the enjoyment that cochlear implant recipients get from listening to music through their hearing device.

4. Understanding how visual information might help people with hearing loss better perceive speech or enjoy music.

Hamish is always interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in working in the area of translational hearing research (especially if you have an interest in EEG, psychophysics, and speech or music perception!). Please get in touch any time if you want to discuss potential supervision.

Research projects

Recent publications  

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1. Marozeau J, Simon N, and Innes-Brown H. (2015). Cochlear impants can talk but cannot sing in tune. Acoustics Australia, 42(2): p. 131-135.

2. Innes-Brown H and Marozeau J. (2015). Auditory Processing of Temporal Fine Structure: Effects of Age and Hearing Loss. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(1): p. 525-525.

3. Visram AS, Innes-Brown H, El-Deredy W, and McKay CM. (2015). Cortical auditory evoked potentials as an objective measure of behavioral thresholds in cochlear implant users. Hearing Research, 327: p. 35-42.

4. Batty RA, Francis AJ, Innes-Brown H, Joshua NR, and Rossell SL. (2014). Neurophysiological correlates of configural face processing in schizotypy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5: p. 101.

5. Francart T, Innes-Brown H, McDermott HJ, and McKay CM. (2014). Loudness of time-varying stimuli with electric stimulation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(6): p. 3513-9.

6. Lazard DS, Innes-Brown H, and Barone P. (2014). Adaptation of the communicative brain to post-lingual deafness. Evidence from functional imaging. Hearing Research, 307: p. 136-43.

7. Schubert E, Marozeau J, Stevens CJ, and Innes-Brown H. (2014). ‘Like Pots and Pans Falling Down the Stairs’. Experience of Music Composed for Listeners with Cochlear Implants in a Live Concert Setting. Journal of New Music Research, 43(2): p. 237-249.

8. Barutchu A, Freestone, D.R., Innes-Brown, H., Crewther, S.G., Crewther, D.P. (2013). Evidence for enhanced multisensory facilitation with stimulus relevance: An electrophysiological investigation. PloS One, 8(1): p. e52978.

9. Innes-Brown H, Barutchu A, and Crewther DP. (2013). Neural responses in parietal and occipital areas in response to visual events are modulated by prior multisensory stimuli. PloS One, 8(12): p. e84331.

10. Innes-Brown H, Marozeau JP, Storey CM, and Blamey PJ. (2013). Tone, rhythm, and timbre perception in school-age children using cochlear implants and hearing aids. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 24(9): p. 789-806.

11. Marozeau J, Innes-Brown H, and Blamey PJ. (2013). The acoustic and perceptual cues affecting melody segregation for listeners with a cochlear implant. Frontiers in Psychology, 4: p. 790.

12. Marozeau J, Innes-Brown H, and Blamey PJ. (2013). The Effect of Timbre and Loudness on Melody Segregation. Music Perception, 30(3): p. 259-274.

13. Au A, Marozeau, J., Innes-Brown, H., Schubert, E., Stevens, C.J. (2012). Music for the cochlear implant: Audience response to six commissioned  compositions. Seminars in Hearing, 33(4): p. 335-345.
 

Additional information

Conference presentations

  1. Innes-Brown H. The new Leonardo’s: New music for the bionic ear. Inaugral Music, Mind and Health Conference, 2013. Melbourne Australia.

  2. Gavrilis J, Innes-Brown H and Marozeau J. Relationships between temporal fine structure sensitivity and the cABR. Inaugral Music, Mind and Health Conference, 2013. Melbourne Australia.

  3. Marozeau J, Vannson N, Peretz I and Innes-Brown H. Bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant users prefer fast tempos: aesthetic responses to dichotic, binaural and monaural melodies. Inaugral Music, Mind and Health Conference, 2013. Melbourne Australia.

  4. Innes-Brown H, Vannson N, Peretz I and Marozeau J. Improved aesthetic responses to music in bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant users. 3rd International Conference on Medical Bionics, 2013. Philip Island, Australia.

  5. Innes-Brown H, Au A, Schubert E, Stevens C and Marozeau J. New music for the Bionic Ear. An assessment of the enjoyment of six new works composed for cochlear implant recipients. 3rd International Conference on Medical Bionics, 2013. Philip Island, Australia.

  6. Innes-Brown, H, Vannson, N, Peretz, I, and Marozeau, J. Improved aesthetic responses to music in bimodal and bilateral cochlear implant users. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. 2013. Lake Tahoe, California.

  7. Marozeau, J and Innes-Brown, H. Creating New Musical Rules for Listeners with a Cochlear Implant. Acoustics 2012. 2012. Nantes, France.

  8. Marozeau, J, Innes-Brown, H, and Blamey, PJ. The effect of perceptual cues on auditory streaming in cochlear implant listeners. Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses. 2011. Asilomar, USA.

  9. Marozeau, J, Innes-Brown, H, and Blamey, PJ. Improving music perception in cochlear implant recipients by enhancing auditory streaming cues. The 2nd International Conference on Medical Bionics: Neural interfaces for damaged nerves. 2011. Phillip Island, Australia.

  10. Innes-Brown, H, Marozeau, J, and Blamey, PJ. The effect of visual cues on musical stream segregation in listeners with impaired hearing. The 2nd International Conference on Medical Bionics – neural interfaces for damaged nerves. 2011. Phillip Island, Australia.

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