B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD Candidate
Based in China, Xinxing is an audiologist at the Beijing Tongren Hospital and Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, the highest ranking audiology and otolaryngology department in China. Xinxing has worked in Tongren as the Assistant Director for both the Department of Clinical Audiology and WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention of Deafness.
With eleven years’ experience in clinical audiology, especially in the electrophysiology measurement area, he decided to pursue his PhD at Ear Sciences Centre, The University of Western Australia and in collaboration with Ear Science. His supervisors are Drs Robert Eikelboom, Dona Jayakody, and Bo Liu.
His research project aims to investigate the association between hearing loss and cognitive decline in the Chinese population. This is of particular interest because of the tonal nature of the language spoken in China. Given the fact that China has 50 million elderly people aged over 65 years with disabling hearing loss, and the rate of hearing intervention such as hearing aids being much lower than that of developed countries, cognitive decline is expected to pose tremendous challenges to the national health-care system.
1. Hao J, Fu X, Zhang C, et al. Early detection of hearing impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus with otoacoustic emission. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 2017, 137(2): 179-185. doi:10.1080/00016489.2016.1223344
2. Guo Q, Li Y, Fu X, et al. The relationship between cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs) and speech perception in children with Nurotron cochlear implants during four years of follow-up. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 2016, 23(1):4-7.85:170-177. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2016.03.035.
3. Li J, Zhang Y, Fu X, et al. Alteration of auditory function in type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. Acta Oto-laryngologica, 2018, 138(6): 542-547. doi:10.1080/00016489.2017.1422084