DR Christo Bester

DR Christo Bester


  • Cochlear implants
  • Electrophysiology (Auditory electrophysiology)



  • Christo is an Australian auditory neuroscientist experienced in psychophysical and electrophysiological measurements in those with normal hearing, hearing impairment, and cochlear implants. He recently submitted his PhD thesis, titled "Mechanisms of auditory attention in normal and hearing impaired listeners", jointly through the schools of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, and Psychology at the University of Western Australia. Christo was supervised by Emeritus Professors Don Robertson and Geoff Hammond. Christo now works in electrophysiological measurements in cochlear implant recipients, to better understand the mechanisms and prevention of hearing loss after receiving a cochlear implant.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Western Australia 2016
  • BSc(Hons), The University of Western Australia 2011



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • The University of Melbourne's Department of Otolaryngology primary research focus is hearing loss around cochlear implants. My specific focus is on using the cochlear implant machinery to take measurements within the inner ear of individuals with severe hearing losses, to increase our understanding of these losses and to improve the delivery of electrical stimulation, drugs, or the surgical intervention used to place the implant to maximize the benefit of the sensory prosthesis. There is a clinical focus in our work, with a specific interest in using programming to solve problems.