A/Prof. Gary Rance

Role: Project Leader/Key Researcher

A/Prof Gary Rance is the Head of Academic Programs for The University of Melbourne, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology where he is co-chair of the Research Executive Committee. After completing a Graduate Diploma in Audiology in 1989, Gary undertook a Masters in the field of auditory evoked potentials and then a Doctorate on the diagnosis and management of Auditory Neuropathy in children.

He has continued to work in this area with a specialised interest in auditory evoked potential measurement, assessment of paediatric cochlear implant outcomes and the perceptual characterization of hearing impaired children. Gary regularly undertakes peer-review for a range of national and international journals and also sits on various grant review panels.

Gary is Vice President of the Deafness Foundation and was also a member of the Steering Committee for the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program. In February 2008, Gary’s first book “Auditory Steady-State Response Generation, Recording, and Clinical Application” was released internationally. He is also a practicing artist and has been exhibiting his sculptural works for more than 20 years.