Dr Greg O'Beirne

Assoc Prof Greg O'Beirne


Associate Professor of Audiology
Audiology Programme Director
Deputy Head of Department
Departmental Innovation Champion




Office: 171, Unit 7
Labs: 183, Unit 8 and Rutherford 801

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 7085
Email: gregory.obeirne@canterbury.ac.nz

Department of Communication Disorders
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, 8140, NEW ZEALAND

Greg's research and publications profile (UC SPARK website)

Research Interests

  • Evoked potentials and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
  • Speech testing and auditory processing
  • Audiological instrumentation
  • Cochlear mechanics
  • Electrophysiology and homeostasis

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

  • CMDS651 Foundation Topics in Audiology (co-ordinator)
  • CMDS655 Advanced Topics in Audiology
  • CMDS656 Advanced Diagnostic Audiological Evaluation (co-ordinator)
  • CMDS639 Vestibular Disorders (co-ordinator)
  • CMDS690 MAud Thesis

Recent Research Grants

  • Derrick D, Hay JB, O'Beirne GA, Lloyd S, 2012. Aero-tactile enhancement of speech perception. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (Science + Innovation Group). $553,345. [Media summary]
  • O'Beirne GA, Bird PA, Brown JA, 2009. Improvement of intraoperative hearing assessment and prevention of inner-ear damage in humans. Oticon Foundation in New Zealand. $340,895. [Media summary]

Refereed Publications

  1. Steffens L, Venter K, O'Beirne GA, Kelly-Campbell R, Gibbs D, Bird P, 2014. The current state of ototoxicity monitoring in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal 127(1398):84-97. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  2. Rickard NA, Heidtke UJ, O'Beirne GA, 2013. Assessment of auditory processing disorder in children using an adaptive filtered speech test. International Journal of Audiology 52(10):687-697. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  3. Robb MP, Lynn WL, O'Beirne GA, 2013. An exploration of dichotic listening among adults who stutter. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics 27(9):681-93. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  4. Babbage MJ, Feldman MB, O'Beirne GA, MacFarlane MR, Bird PA, 2013. Patterns of hearing loss following retrosigmoid excision of unilateral vestibular schwannoma. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base 74(3):166-175. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  5. Borrie SA, McAuliffe MJ, Liss JM, O'Beirne GA, Anderson T, 2013. The role of linguistic and indexical information in improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 133(1):474-82. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  6. Borrie SA, McAuliffe MJ, Liss JM, O'Beirne GA, Anderson T, 2012. A follow-up investigation into the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132(2):EL102-EL108. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  7. Borrie SA, McAuliffe MJ, Liss JM, Kirk C, O'Beirne GA, Anderson T, 2012. Familiarization conditions and the mechanisms that underlie improved recognition of dysarthric speech. Language & Cognitive Processes 27(7-8):1039-1055. [Full Text]
  8. Zawawi S, Robb MP, O'Beirne GA, 2012. Measuring voluntary cough and its relationship to the perception of voice. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing 15(2):93-109.
  9. O'Beirne GA, McGaffin AJ, Rickard NA, 2012. Development of an adaptive low-pass filtered speech test for the identification of auditory processing disorders. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 76(6):777-782. [Abstract] [Full Text] [UC Research Repository]
  10. McAuliffe MJ, Wilding PJ, Rickard NA, O'Beirne GA, 2012. Effect of speaker age on speech recognition and perceived listening effort in older adults with hearing loss. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 55(3):838-847. [Abstract] [Full Text] [UC Research Repository]
  11. Hornibrook J, Kalin C, Lin E, O'Beirne GA, Gourley J, 2012. Transtympanic Electrocochleography For the Diagnosis of Ménière's Disease. International Journal of Otolaryngology 2012:852714. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  12. Kaipa R, Robb MP, O'Beirne GA, Allison RS, 2012. Recovery of speech following total glossectomy: An acoustic and perceptual appraisal. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 14(1):24-34. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  13. Job A, Paucod J-C, O'Beirne GA, Delon-Martin C, 2011. Cortical representation of tympanic membrane movements due to pressure variation: An fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping 32(5):744-749. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  14. Choo AL, Robb MP, Dalrymple-Alford JC, Huckabee M-L, O'Beirne GA, 2010. Different lip asymmetry in adults who stutter: Electromyographic evidence during speech and non-speech. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica 62(3):143-147. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  15. Dwyer CH, Robb MP, O'Beirne GA, Gilbert HR, 2009. The influence of speaking rate on nasality in the speech of hearing impaired individuals. The Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research 52:1321-1333. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  16. Robb MP, Sargent A, O'Beirne GA, 2009. Characteristics of disfluency clusters in adults who stutter. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology 24:1-7. [Abstract] [Full Text] [UC Research Repository]
  17. Doeltgen SH, Ridding MC, O'Beirne GA, Dalrymple-Alford J, Huckabee ML, 2009. Test-retest reliability of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) at the submental muscle group during volitional swallowing. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 178:134-137. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  18. O'Beirne GA, Patuzzi RB, 2007. Mathematical model of outer hair cell regulation including ion transport and cell motility. Hearing Research 234:29-51. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  19. Purdy SC, Agung KB, Hartley D, Patuzzi RB, O'Beirne GA, 2005. The post-auricular muscle response: an objective electrophysiological method for evaluating hearing sensitivity. International Journal of Audiology 44:625-630. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  20. Agung KB, Purdy SC, Patuzzi RB, O'Beirne GA, Newall P, 2005. Rising-frequency chirps and earphones with an extended high frequency response enhance the post-auricular muscle response. International Journal of Audiology 44: 631-636. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  21. O'Beirne GA, Patuzzi RB, 1999. Basic properties of the sound-evoked post-auricular muscle response (PAMR). Hearing Research 138:115-132. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  22. Patuzzi RB, O'Beirne GA, 1999. Effects of eye rotation on the sound-evoked post-auricular muscle response (PAMR). Hearing Research 138:133-146. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  23. Patuzzi RB, O'Beirne GA, 1999. A correlation method for detecting the sound-evoked post-auricular muscle response (PAMR). Hearing Research 138:147-162. [Abstract] [Full Text]
  24. Patuzzi RB, O'Beirne GA, 1999. Boltzmann analysis of CM waveforms using virtual instrument software. Hearing Research 133:155-159. [Abstract] [Full Text]

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