Dr Karolina Kluk
Senior Lecturer in Audiology
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Audiology & Deafness Research Group
Ellen Wilkinson Building, Room B2.7
Oxford Rd, M13 9PL
My role as a lecturer combines research, teaching and administration duties.
My PhD research, supervised by Prof. Brian Moore, focused on detecting and characterising 'dead regions' in the cochlea, which I studied using psychophysical techniques. After finishing my PhD I decided to broaden my range of skills and with support of DRUK Pauline Ashley Prize (2005) I moved to Toronto to learn some human electrophysiology from Prof. Terrence Picton and Dr Sasha John. I now aim to develop an objective method for diagnosing ‘dead regions’ in infants using auditory steady-state responses. Furthermore, I work on electrophysiological and perceptual effects of learning- and deprivation-induced cortical plasticity. I am intrigued by the ability of the mature auditory system to reorganize in response to training or deprivation. My fascination with the flexibility of the brain started my investigation into the possibilities of using electrophysiological methods for assessing auditory and vestibular function. I am also involved in research on fitting/processing strategies with electric (CI) and electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS).
I am PI on two MRC Grants: Project Grant (2009-2011) on Development of an objective method for diagnosing cochlear dead regions and MRC DPFS (2011-2013) on Objective audiological-test battery. I am also a Co-I on NIHR grant on Hearing-aid benefit in subjects with cochlear dead regions and on Wellcome Trust Grant concerning Vestibular Evoked Potentials produced by sound and vibration.
- PSYC 60085 - Understanding Neurosensory System, MSc in Clinical Sciences (Neurosensory Sciences)
- PSYC 60041 - Auditory Science, MSc/PGDip Audiology Course, University of Manchester
- PSYC 60060 and HCDI 20650 - Auditory Evoked Potentials Practicals, MSc Audiology and BSc year 2 Audiology Course, University of Manchester
- CPD - Auditory Science
I obtained my PhD in 2005 in psychoacoustics at the University of Cambridge and gained my experience in electrophysiology at the University of Toronto in 2006. I started as a lecturer in Audiology at the University of Manchester in September 2006. My research interest lie in development of new electrophysiological techniques to diagnose a wide range of hearing disorders, physiological and perceptual consequences of hearing loss and brain plasticity induced either by training, deprivation, or use of hearing aids and cochlear implants.
Department of Experimental Psychology,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; 2002-2006
Thesis title: Measuring and characterising dead regions.
Institute of Acoustics, Department of Physics
University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan, Poland; 1999-2001
Thesis title: Speech intelligibility in noise for people with dead regions.
Hearing Prosthetics, Institute of Acoustics, Department of Physics
University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan, Poland; 1996-1999
Collaborators and affiliated staff
- Professor BCJ Moore, Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
- Professor T Picton, Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
- Dr M S John, Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
- Prof James Colebatch, Neurology, Prince of Wales Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
- Dr N Todd, Neuroscience Research Institute, The University of Manchester, UK
- Professor C McKay, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, The University of Manchester, UK
- Professor C Plack, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, The University of Manchester, UK
- Dr K Munro, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, The University of Manchester, UK
- Dr K Uus, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, The University of Manchester, UK
- Dr A Malicka, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Colette M McKay, Kirpa Chandan, Idrick Akhoun, Catherine Siciliano, Karolina Kluk. (2013). Can ECAP Measures Be Used for Totally Objective Programming of Cochlear Implants? Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 14(6), doi: 10.1007/s10162-013-0417-9. eScholarID:213144
- Visram A, Azadpour M, Kluk K, McKay C. (2012). Beneficial acoustic speech cues for cochlear implant users with residual acoustic hearing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(5), 4042-4050. eScholarID:123485 | DOI:10.1121/1.3699191
- Wilding, T., McKay, C., Baker, R. & Kluk, K (2012). Auditory Steady State Responses in Normal-Hearing and Hearing-Impaired Adults: An Analysis of Between-Session Amplitude and Latency Repeatability, Test Time, and F Ratio Detection Paradigms. Ear and Hearing, 33(2), 267-278. eScholarID:150038 | PMID:21909024 | DOI:10.1097/AUD.0b013e318230bba0
- Wilding, T., McKay, C., Baker, R., Picton, T. & Kluk, K (2011). Using the Auditory Steady State Response to Record Response Amplitude Curves. A Possible Fast Objective Method for Diagnosing Dead Regions. Ear Hear, 32(4), 485-497. eScholarID:150043 | PMID:21285879 | DOI:10.1097/AUD.0b013e31820a77e2
- Kluk, K. & Moore, B (2006). Dead regions in the cochlea and enhancement of frequency discrimination: Effects of audiogram slope, unilateral versus bilateral loss, and hearing-aid use. Hear Res, 222(1-2), 1-15. eScholarID:150036 | PMID:17071031 | DOI:10.1016/j.heares.2006.06.020
- Kluk, K. & Moore, B (2006). Detecting dead regions using psychophysical tuning curves: a comparison of simultaneous and forward masking. Int J Audiol, 45(8), 463-76. eScholarID:150037 | PMID:17005489 | DOI:10.1080/14992020600753189
- Kluk, K. & Moore, B (2005). Factors affecting psychophysical tuning curves for hearing-impaired subjects with high-frequency dead regions. Hear Res, 200(1-2), 115-31. eScholarID:150040 | PMID:15668043 | DOI:10.1016/j.heares.2004.09.003
- Sek, A., Alcántara, J., Moore, B., Kluk, K. & Wicher, A (2005). Development of a fast method for determining psychophysical tuning curves. Int J Audiol, 44(7), 408-20. eScholarID:150039 | PMID:16136791 | DOI:10.1080/14992020500060800
- Kluk, K. & Moore, B (2004). Factors affecting psychophysical tuning curves for normally hearing subjects. Hear Res, 194(1-2), 118-34. eScholarID:150042 | PMID:15276683 | DOI:10.1016/j.heares.2004.04.012