Robert Eikelboom

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Robert Eikelboom 

BEng, MApplSc, PhD

Head of Research Management

Dr Rob Eikelboom has 30 years of experience in biomedical research. He was awarded his PhD from The University of Western Australia, and after spending 15 years in eye and vision research, he joined the newly formed Ear Science Institute Australia in 2001. Since then he has been involved in many ear and hearing health research projects, focussing on telehealth, outcomes after rehabilitation and epidemiology. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and 10 book chapters.

He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Audiology, committee member of the Busselton Health Study Research Committee, and a member of the International Society of Audiology. He was awarded the Dr Harry Blackmore Award from the Deafness Council, WA “In recognition of his outstanding contribution to ear and hearing research”.

Top Publications 

Taljaard DS, Olaithe M, Brennan-Jones CG, Eikelboom RH, Bucks RS. The relationship between hearing impairment and cognitive function: A meta-analysis in adults. Clinical Otolaryngology. Published online December 2015. 10.1111/coa.12607

Bucks R, Dunlop P, Taljaard DS, Brennan-Jones CG, Wesnes K, Eikelboom RH. The association between hearing loss and cognition in the Busselton Baby Boomer cohort: an epidemiological study of adults born 1946 to 1964. The Laryngoscope. 26(10):2367-75; 2016. doi: 10.1002/lary.25896

Bennett RJ, Taljaard DS, Brennan-Jones CJ, Tegg-Quinn S, Eikelboom RH. Evaluating hearing aid handling skills: A systematic and descriptive review. International Journal of Audiology. 54(11):765-76; 2015. doi: 10.3109/14992027.2015.1052104

Brennan-Jones CG, Eikelboom RH, Bennett RJ, Tao K, Swanepoel DW. Asynchronous interpretation of manual and automated audiometry: agreement and reliability. J Telehealth and Telecare. Published online: 20 September 2016. doi: 10.1177/1357633X16669899