Melissa Polonenko

Melissa Polonenko is a PhD student at the University of Toronto. She joined the Cochlear Implant Lab at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2012 after working as an Audiologist at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.  She completed both her Masters of Clinical Science in Audiology and Bachelor of Medical Sciences at Western University. Melissa’s current research interests involve auditory development and binaural hearing in children with asymmetric hearing loss who use both a cochlear implant and a hearing aid (bimodal hearing) to hear, and whether these children have a functional benefit on tasks of music and speech affect.