MD, MMed, DipRad (Shanghai), MIR (Australia)
Research Fellow - The Bionics Institute, The HEARing CRC
Honorary Fellow - University of Melbourne
Dr. Jin Xu has been working in cochlear implant research as a Research Fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology, The University of Melbourne, The Bionic Ear Institute, CRC for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid Innovation and HEARing CRC since 1987.
She received her Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery, Mater Degree of Medicine, Diploma of Radiology in Shanghai, China. She was a radiologist in Eye and ENT Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Medical University (now Fu dan University) before she came to Australia in 1985. In 1995, she received Statement of Accreditation in Diagnostic Radiography from Professional Accreditation and Education Board, Australian Institute of Radiography. She received Certificate of registration to practise as a Medical Imaging Technologist in Australia.
Research Fields of Interest
- Chronic electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve - physiological and histological study.
- Development of the “Cochlear View”, a post-operative radiological method for demonstration of the position of intra-cochlear electrodes and evaluation of the depth of the insertion for cochlear implantees.
- Development of pre-curved scala tympani electrode array
- Designing custom-made scala tympani electrode assemblies for acute and chronic electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve in animal models
- Development of surgical methods for cochlear implantation in small animal models.
- Utilizing the latest technology in x-ray imaging to establish a Micro-focus X-ray Imaging Lab, working closely with Cochlear Ltd. to assist the development of intra-cochlear electrode arrays with optimal designs by providing real-time fluoroscopic image and high resolution still image.
- Micro-focus x-ray for cochlear implantation on small animals.
- Hartley D, Xu J, Shial A et al. (2006) Bilateral cochlear implantation in the ferret. The Twenty-Ninth Annual MidWinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, ARO Abstracts, 29:94.
- Xu J , Briggs R, Tykocinski M, Newbold C, Cowan R (2006) Dynamic investigations of intra-cochlear electrode insertion. Bionics and Regeneration of the Ear, Melbourne, 12-14 November.
- Xu J , Widjaja S, Coco A, Donley, Lu W, Shepherd R (2006) Highlights of rat cochlear implant surgery with a fully implantable device. Bionics and Regeneration of the Ear, Melbourne, 12-14 November.
- Lu W, Xu J. (2006) Micro-focus X-ray for cochlear implant research on small animals (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 41(9):702-704.
- Wise AK, Xu J, Fallon JB and Shepherd RK. (2007). Intracochlear stimulation in the mouse. 4 th Australasian Auditory Neuroscience Workshop, Mt. Elisa, Australia.
- Xu J , Briggs R, Tykocinski M, Newbold C, Risi F, Cowan R. (2007) Seeing electrode movement in the cochlea: Micro-focus fluoroscopy – A great tool for electrode development. 6th Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, Sydney, 30th Oct – 2 nd November.
- Isaiah A, Vongpaisal T, Xu J, Shepherd RK, King AJ, Hartley DEH (2008) A behavioural model of bilateral cochlear implantation. British Society of Audiology Meeting, University of Nottingham, 9-11 September 2008.
- Tan J, Widjaja S, Xu J, Shepherd RK (2008). Cochlear implants stimulate activity-dependent CREB pathway in the deaf auditory cortex: implications for molecular plasticity induced by neural prosthetic devices. Cereb Cortex. 18:1799-1813.
- Xu J , Stevenson A, Cowan R. (2008) Comparison of Imaging Plates and High-Resolution CCD for X-ray Micro-focus Imaging of Cochlear Implants, Including Future Prospects. Medicalbionics, 16-19 November 2008, Lorne, Victoria, Australia.
- Xu, J., Briggs, R., Tykocinski, M., Newbold, C., Risi, F., & Cowan, R. (2009). Micro-focus fluoroscopy - A great tool for electrode development. Cochlear Implants International, 10(S1):115-119.
1. Xu SA, Xu J, Clark GM et al. “Curved Electrode Array”. Filed on 17 June 1993 under the patent Co-operation Treaty with Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA. The international patent application No. PCT/AU93/00291.
2. Cohen LT, Xu J et al.“Method of calculating electrode frequency allocation from an X-ray of a cochlat implant”
3. Wallace G, Spinks G, Zhou D, Treaba C, Gibson P, Xu J, Cowan R. “Control of shape of an implantable electrode array”. Filed on June 9, 2004 as United States Patent Application No. 10/498116.