Who is Dr Kirsty Gardner-Berry?
Kirsty has been working as an audiologist for over 25 years, with a particular focus on paediatric audiology and the use of electrophysiological testing techniques to assist in the management of infants and children with hearing loss.
Kirsty completed her Bachelor of Science and post-graduate studies in Audiology at the University of Melbourne; her Masters in Audiology at Macquarie University; and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Kirsty currently works as a diagnostic audiologist at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, and a clinical consultant in newborn hearing screening for Scanmedics.
Kirsty’s PhD was undertaken at the National Acoustic Laboratories on the topic of auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) in infants. This included studying the use of electrocochleography (ECochG), auditory brainstem response, cochlear implant electrical auditory brainstem response (ImpEABR), and cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEPs) in this patient group. Kirsty also has a particular interest in the early identification of hearing loss through newborn hearing screening, and is on the Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Committee.