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Biographical entry Tong, Yit Chow (Joe)

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Mechanical engineer

Summary

Joe Tong was a collaborator with Graeme Clark in the development of the bionic ear (cochlear implant). Tong began with Clark as a graduate student in mechanical engineering. He was one of the first to join Clark's team at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne in 1970. He co-authored many publications with Clark and was also co-inventor named on four patents. Tong continued to work in the department until 1992.

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The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Bionic Ear Records, 1949 - 2000; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Clark, Graeme Milbourne, Blamey, Peter. J., Brown, A. M., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Franz, B. K., Pyman, B. C., Shepherd, R. K., Tong, Y. C., Webb R. L., Hirshorn, M. S., Kuzma, J. A., Mecklenburg, D. J., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Nucleus Multi-electrode Cochlear Implant (Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology), vol. 38, Basel: Karger, 1987. Details
  • Worthing, Mark, Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2015, 221 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Clark, Graeme Milbourne, Black, R. C., Patrick, J. F., Tong, Y. C., 'Design criteria of a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', in Levitt, H., Pickett, J. M., and Houde, R. (eds), Sensory Aids for the Hearing Impaired, IEEE Press, New York, 1980, pp. 457-9. Details

Journal Articles

  • Busby, P. A., Tong, Y. C., Clark, G. M., 'The perception of temporal modulations by cochlear implant patients', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 97, 1993, pp. 124-31. Details
  • Busby, P. A., Tong, Y. C., Hollow, R. D., Clark, G. M., 'Psychophysical and speech perception studies" A case report on a binaural cochlear implant subject', Audiology, vol. 31, 1992, pp. 95-111. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Black, R. C., Forster, I. C., Patrick, J. F., Tong, Y. C., 'Design criteria of a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of Acoustical Society of America, vol. 63, 1978, pp. 631-3. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Blamey, P. J., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Franz, B. K. - H. G., Musgrave, G. N., Nienhuys, T. G. W., Pyman, B. C., Roberts, S. A., Tong, Y. C., Well, R. L., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., 'A multiple-electrode intracochlear implant for children', Archives of Otolarygology, vol. 113, 1987, pp. 825-8. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Busby, P. A., Roberts, S. A., Dowell, R. C., Tong, Y. C., Blamey, P. J., Nienhuys, T. G. W., Mecklenburg, D. J., Well, R. J., Pyman, B. C., Franz, B. K. - H. G.,, 'Preliminary results for the Cochlear Corporation multi-electrode intracochlear implants on six prelingually deaf patients', American Journal of Otology, vol. 8, 1987, pp. 234-9. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Crosby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Tong, Y. C., 'The preliminary clinical trial of a multi-channel cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 74, 1983, pp. 1977-14. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Shepherd, R. K., Franz, B. K. - H. G., Dowell, R. C., Tong, Y. C., Blamey, S., Webb, R. L., Pyman, B. C., McNaughton, J., Kakulas, B. A., Siejka, S., 'The histopathology of the human temporal bone and auditory central nervous system following cochlear implantation in a patient: Correlation with psychophysics and speech perception results', Acta Oto-Laryngologica, suppl. 448, 1988, pp. 1-65. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Black, R. C., Forster, I. C., Patrick, J. F., Dewhurst, D. J., 'A multiple-electrode cochlear implant', Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 91, 1977, pp. 935-45. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Dowell, R. C., 'Clinical results with a multi-channel pseudobulbar system', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 405, 1983, pp. 370-7. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Dowell, R. C., 'Comparison of two cochlear implant speech-processing strategies', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 93, 1984, pp. 127-31. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Martin, L. F., 'A multiple-channel cochlear implant. An evaluation using closed-set spondiac words', Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol. 95, 1981, pp. 461-4. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Martin, L. F. A., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., Seldon, H. L., Patrick, J. F., 'A multiple-channel cochlear implant. An evaluation using nonsense syllables', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 90, 1981, pp. 227-30. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Martin, L. F., Busby, P. A., 'A multiple-channel cochlear implant. An evaluation using an open-set word test', Acta Oto-Laryngologica, vol. 91, 1981, pp. 173-5. Details
  • Clark, G. M., Tong, Y. C., Patrick, J. F., Seligman, P. M., Crosby, P. A., Kuzma, J. A., Money, D. K., 'A multi-channel hearing prosthesis for profound-to-total hearing loss', Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, 1984, pp. 3-8. Details
  • Clark, G.M., Black, R.C., Forster I.C., Patrick, J.F., Tong, Y.C., 'Design Criteria of a Multiple-electrode Cochlear Implant Hearing Prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 63, 1978, pp. 631-633. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/28713. Details
  • Tong, Y. C., Clark, G. M., 'Loudness summation, masking, and temporal interaction for sensations by electric stimulation of two sites in the human cochlea', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 79, 1986, pp. 1958-66. Details
  • Tong, Y. C., Clark, G. M., Blamey, P. J., Busby, P. A., Dowell, R. C., 'Psychological studies for two multiple-channel cochlear implant patients', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 71, 1982, pp. 153-60. Details
  • Tong, Y. C., Clark, G. M., Seligman, P. M., Patrick, J. F., 'Speech processing for a multiple-electrode cochlear implant hearing prosthesis', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 68, 1980, pp. 1897-9. Details
  • van Hoesel, R., Tong, Y. C., Hollow, R. D., Clark, G. M., 'Psychological and speech perception studies" A case report on a binaural cochlear implant subject', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 94, 1993, pp. 3178-89. Details

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