Prof Rob Eikelboom



Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Communication Pathology


1973 – BEng (Electronics), Western Australian Institute of Technology

1983 – MApplSc (Biomedical Engineering), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

1994 – PhD, The University of Western Australia

RESEARCH OUTPUT / PUBLICATIONS (selection since 2007):

Goggin LS, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MS. Clinical decision support systems and computer aided diagnosis in otology. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 136:S21-S26; 2007. Cited 9 times.

Goggin LS, Eikelboom RH, Edwards GS, Maric V, Anderson J, Sander P, James MA, Ricciardo PM, Broeze C, Atkins L, Rajan GP, Atlas MA. Noise levels, hearing disturbances, and use of hearing protection at entertainment venues. The Australian and New Zealand Journal and Audiology. 30(1):50–58; 2008.

Rajan GP, Leaper MR, Goggin LS, Atlas MD, Boeddinghaus R, Eikelboom RH. The effects of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence on the Labyrinth: Does Size Matter? Otology and Neuro-otology. 29(7):972-5; 2008.

Yuen H-W, Boeddinghaus R, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD. The relationship between the air-bone gap and the size of superior semicircular canal dehiscence, Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery 141(6):689-94; 2009.

Yuen HW, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD. Auditory manifestations of superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Otol Neurotol. 30(3):280-285;2009.

Gluth MB, Eager K, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD. Long-Term Benefit Perception, Complications, and Device Malfunction Rate of Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) Implantation for Profound Unilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Otology and Neuro-otology. Otology and Neuro-otology. 31:1427-1434; 2010.

Shen Yi, Teh B, Eikelboom RH, Friedland P, Atlas MD. To pack or not to pack? Laryngoscope. 121(5):1040-8; 2011.

Yuen HW, Boeddinghaus R, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD. 15th Yahya Cohen Memorial Lecture - the relationship between the air-bone gap and the size of superior semicircular canal dehiscence. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 40(1):59-64; 2011.

Tan BYB, Gluth MB, Statham EL, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD. Mobile and Landline Telephone Performance Outcomes Among Telephone-Using Cochlear Implant Recipients. Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 146(2);283-288; 2012.

Tavora D, Eikelboom RH, Miller S. Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment for patients with significant level of hearing loss - an adaptation of the protocol. International Journal of Audiology. 50(12):881-6; 2011.

Tavora D, Eikelboom RH, Ivey GE, Miller S. A Multi-centre Study on the Long-term Benefits of Tinnitus Management using Neuromonics. International Tinnitus Journal. 16(2):111-7; 2011.

Eikelboom RH. The telegraph and the beginnings of telemedicine in Australia. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 182:67-72; 2012.

Smith AC, Armfield NR, Eikelboom RH (eds.) Global Telehealth 2012 - Delivering Quality Healthcare Anywhere Through Telehealth. Volume 182 of Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2012.

Levin B, Redmond S, Eikelboom R, Rajkhowa R, Atlas M, Marano R. Utilising silk fibroin membranes as scaffolds for the growth of tympanic membrane keratinocytes and their application to myringoplasty surgery. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 127:S13-20; 2013.

Shen Y, Redmond S, Teh B, Yan S, Wang Y, Zhou L, Budgeon C, Eikelboom RH, Atlas MD, Dilley RJ, Zheng MH, Marano RJ. Scaffolds for Tympanic Membrane Reconstruction in a Rat Model. Tissue Engineering Part A. 19(5-6): 657-668; 2013. DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2012.0053

Eikelboom RH, Leishman N, Munro T, Nuygen B, Riggs P, Tennant J, Robertson WM. Epic Ear Defence – A game to educate children on the risks of noise related hearing loss. Games for Health Journal. 2:460-463; 2013. DOI: 10.1089/g4h.2012.0065

Marino R, Linton N, Eikelboom RH, Statham E, Rajan GP. Round Window Application of the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) for Patients with Mixed or Conductive Hearing Loss – an Australian First. International Journal of Audiology. 52(4):209-218; 2013.

Eikelboom RH, Swanepoel D, Motakef S, Upson GS. Clinical validation of the AMTAS automated audiometer. International Journal of Audiology. 52(5):342-9; 2013.

Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Friedland PF, Atlas MD, Hunter M. Self-reported hearing loss in Baby Boomers from the Busselton Health Study – Audiometric correspondence and predictive value. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. epub 1 March 2013.

Taljaard D, Leishman N, Eikelboom RH. Personal Listening Devices and the Prevention of Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Children: The Cheers for Ears Program. Noise and Health. In press.

Margolis RH, Eikelboom RH, Johnson C, Ginter SS, Swanepoel D, Moore BCJ. False Air-Bone Gaps at 4 kHz in Listeners with Normal Hearing and Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Int J Audiology. In press.

Mahomed F, Swanepoel D, Eikelboom RH, Soer M. Validity of automated threshold audiometry: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ear and Hearing. In press.


1. eHealth, particularly tele-otology, tele-audiology and computer aided diagnosis.

2. Epidemiology of ear disease and hearing loss.

3. Assessment of surgical and audiological management in ear and hearing health.



1. Adjunct Professor, Ear Science Centre, School of Surgery, The University of Western Australia

2. Australasian Telehealth Society

3. International Society of Audiologists



Adj Professor RH Eikelboom

Head of eHealth, Ear Science Institute Australia, 1 Salvado Rd, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia

e-mail: [email protected]


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