Welcome Dr. Mohd Normani Zakaria to International Journal of Neuroscience Research

Dr. Mohd Normani Zakaria

Chairman / Head of Hospital Unit / Assistant Professor
Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme
Universiti Sains Malaysia


Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Mohd Normani Zakaria to Join the Editorial Board of International Journal of Neuroscience Research. Dr. Mohd Normani Zakaria is the Chairman / Head of Hospital Unit / Assistant Professor of Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme in Universiti Sains Malaysia

  1. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
  2. i) PhD (Neuroaudiology), The University of Western Australia, 2007
  3. ii) Master of Clinical Audiology, The University of Western Australia, 2003

iii) Bachelor of Audiology (Hons.), National University of Malaysia, 1999

  1. WORK EXPERIENCE
  2. Chairman of Audiology and Speech Pathology Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Jan, 2016 – present)
  3. Chairman of Audiology Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Jan, 2013 – Dec, 2015)
  • Head of Audiology and Speech Pathology Unit, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia
  1. ii)             Assistant Professor, Audiology Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (August, 2008 – present)

iii) Lecturer, Audiology Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (March, 2008 – July, 2008)

  1. iv) Acting Chairman of Audiology Programme, Universiti Sains Malaysia (August, 2008 – March, 2009)
  2. v) Executive Member of Postgraduate Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2010 – present)
  3. vi) Consultant Audiologist, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (August 2008 – present)

vii) Audiologist, iHear Clinic, Western Australia (2003 – 2007)

viii)          Audiologist, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (1999-2001)

III. RESEARCH INTERESTS: Otology and Neurotology, Auditory Neuroscience, Electrophysiology, Audiological Engineering, Psychoacoustics, Noise & Hearing, Auditory Rehabilitation, Tinnitus Assessment & Rehabilitation, Balance/Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Assessment & Rehabilitation, Hearing Amplification Technologies and Newborn Hearing Screening

  1. RESEARCH GRANT
  • Research University Grant (USM) (RM207,000). Determining The Effect Of A Novel Home Based interactive Computerized Auditory REhabilitation (iCARE) Among Hearing Impaired Children(15/12/2012-14/12/2015). Principal Investigator.
  • Research Acculturation Collaborative Effort (RACE) Grant (UUM) (RM50,000). Developing effective model for universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) program in Malaysia public hospitals(1/2/2014-31/1/2017). Co-Investigator.
  • Delivering Excellence Grant (USM) (RM50,000). Development & Intervention Study on The Virtual Rehabilitation Using BAL EX Zuraida -Shah Rotatory Chair Among Balance Disordered Patients(1/11/2012-31/10/2014). Co-Investigator.
  • Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (MOHE) (RM120,000). Exploring The Effect of Quranic Rhythm Therapy for Tinnitus Sufferers(1/8/2012-31/7/2014). Co-Investigator.
  • Knowledge Transfer Program (MOHE) (RM139,913). Menyebarluaskan Program Rehabilitasi Awal Inklusif Anak Cemerlang (PRINCE) untuk kanak-kanak pekak dan autisma ke peringkat daerah dan nasional(2013 – 2015). Co-Investigator.
  • Short-term Grant (USM) (RM33,560). Determination of the Normative Data of Electrocochleography Among Normal Malaysian Adults(15/11/2013-14/11/2015). Co-Investigator.
  • Short-term Grant (USM) (RM16,820). Comparative Study of Broadband and Quranic Rhythmic Therapy for Tinnitus from Neurocognitive Perspectives(15/6/2012- 14/6/2014). Co-Investigator.
  • Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (MOHE) (RM139,050). Tumoricidal Effect of Skeletal Vibratory Signal During Al-Fatihah Recitation on Human Cancer Cells(15/8/2011-14/8/2013). Co-Investigator.
  • Short-term Grant (USM) (RM39,800). The Effect of Al-Fatihah on Cancer Cell: A Bioacoustic Analysis(15/8/2011-14/8/2013). Co-Investigator.
  • Fundamental PPUKM Grant (RM7,950). Investigation of Schizophrenic Patients with Verbal Auditory Hallucinations: An Audiological Approach(March 2012-December 2013). Co-Investigator.
  • Incentive Grant (USM) (RM5,000). An investigation of the effects of tinnitus loudness, pitch and frequency on the daily life of patients with tinnitus (11/6/2010-10/6/2011). Principal Investigator.
  • Incentive Grant (USM) (RM5,000). Investigation of Schizophrenic Patients with Auditory Hallucinations: An Audiological Approach(2011-2013). Principal Investigator.
  • Research University Grant (USM) (RM99,990). A Study Of The neurocognitive Status In Patients With Peripheral Vestibular Disorders (PVD) Using Selected Neurological Tests(15/3/2009-14/12/2011). Co-Investigator.
  • Research University Grant (USM) (RM105,000). Modification of HAVE (1999), WALKINSON (1999) and BEEKE et al (2001) conversational analysis approaches to analyze language disorders among patients with traumatic brain injury at USM(31/10/2007-30/9/2010). Co-Investigator.
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (MOHE) (RM45,000). Measuring changes of academic and auditory neural maturity following the use of Edulink in children with auditory processing disorder(2007-2009). Co-Investigator.

 


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