Associate Professor Grant Donald Searchfield


Grant completed his Doctorate in Audiology at the University of Auckland in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Audiology Section and directs the University’s Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic.  He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and Scientific Reports. His research focus is cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for management of hearing loss and tinnitus.

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing aids
  • Auditory cognitive processes and training
  • Mechanisms of tinnitus assessment and management of tinnitus
  • Auditory habituation
  • Particular interest is in the use of digital technology, hearing aids and music in management of tinnitus.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Aydin, N., & Searchfield, G. D. (2019). Changes in tinnitus and physiological biomarkers of stress in response to short-term broadband noise and sounds of nature. Complementary therapies in medicine, 46, 62-68. 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.07.018
  • Searchfield, G. D., Linford, T., & Durai, M. (2019). Sound therapy and aural rehabilitation for tinnitus: a person centred therapy framework based on an ecological model of tinnitus. Disability and rehabilitation, 41 (16), 1966-1973. 10.1080/09638288.2018.1451928
  • Munro, B. A., & Searchfield, G. D. (2019). The short-term effects of recorded ocean sound with and without alpha frequency binaural beats on tinnitus perception. Complementary therapies in medicine, 44, 291-295. 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.05.005
  • Searchfield, G. D. (2019). A Client Oriented Scale of Improvement in Tinnitus for Therapy Goal Planning and Assessing Outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30 (4), 327-337. 10.3766/jaaa.17119
  • Durai, M., Sanders, M., Kobayashi, K., & Searchfield, G. D. (2019). Auditory Streaming and Prediction in Tinnitus Sufferers. Ear and hearing, 40 (2), 345-357. 10.1097/aud.0000000000000620
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kei Kobayashi
  • Sanders, P., Thompson, B., Corballis, P., & Searchfield, G. (2019). On the Timing of Signals in Multisensory Integration and Crossmodal Interactions: a Scoping Review. Multisensory research, 32 (6), 533-573. 10.1163/22134808-20191331
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phil Sanders, Benjamin Thompson, Paul Corballis
  • Durai, M., Kobayashi, K., & Searchfield, G. D. (2018). A feasibility study of predictable and unpredictable surf-like sounds for tinnitus therapy using personal music players. International journal of audiology, 57 (9), 707-713. 10.1080/14992027.2018.1476783
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kei Kobayashi
  • Sanders, P. J., Thompson, B., Corballis, P. M., Maslin, M., & Searchfield, G. D. (2018). A review of plasticity induced by auditory and visual tetanic stimulation in humans. The European journal of neuroscience, 48 (4), 2084-2097. 10.1111/ejn.14080
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phil Sanders, Paul Corballis, Benjamin Thompson


Contact details

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3, Room 332
New Zealand

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