Dr Kumar is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Physiology at the University of Malaya and is the principal investigator of the reserach projects in this lab. He has been a faculty member since 2007. After completing his undergraduate medical degree at University of Malaya, he pursued his Ph.D in auditory neuroscience at the world-renowned auditory lab at University of Western Australia (UWA) after being awarded the IPRS scholarship from the Australian government. His research interests lie in the area of control of auditory efferents, detection of auditory signals in background noise and tinnitus. In recent years, he has also been studying the hearing effects related to non-occupational noise exposure in adolescents and young adults. During his recent 6-month visit to Western Australia as a visiting research fellow, he learned about the fundamentals of Labview programming, a tool which he currently uses in this lab to develop virtual instruments that allows sophisticated stimulus delivery and data acquisition for conducting auditory psychophysical experiments.
List of publications:
Sulaiman A, Husain R, Seluakumaran K. 2015.
Hearing Risk among Young Personal Listening Device Users: Effects at High-Frequency and Extended High-Frequency Audiogram Thresholds. J Int Adv Otol, 11(2):104-109.
Sulaiman A, Husain R, Seluakumaran K. 2014. Evaluation of early hearing damage in personal listening device users using extended high-frequency audiometry and otoacoustic emissions. . Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 271(6):1463-70.
Sulaiman A, Seluakumaran K, Husain R. 2013. Hearing risk associated with the usage of personal listening devices among urban high school students in Malaysia.Public Health 127(8):710-5.
Seluakumaran K, Jusof FF, Ismail R and Husain R. 2011. Integrating an open source management system (Moodle) into the teaching of a first-year medical physiology course: a case study. Adv Physiol Educ 35(4):369-377.
Mulders, W.H., Seluakumaran, K., Robertson, D. 2010. Efferent Pathways Modulate Hyperactivity in Inferior Colliculus. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(28):9578-87.
Seluakumaran, K., Mulders, W.H.A.M., Robertson, D. 2008. Effects of medial olivocochlear efferent stimulation on the activity of neurons in the auditory midbrain. Experimental Brain Research 186 (1):161-174.
Mulders, W.H.A.M., Seluakumaran, K., Robertson, D. 2008. Effects of centrifugal pathways on responses of cochlear nucleus neurons to signals in noise. Eur J Neurosci 27, 702-714
Seluakumaran, K., Mulders, W.H.A.M., Robertson, D. 2008. Unmasking effects of olivocochlear efferent activation on responses of inferior colliculus neurons. Hearing Research, 243(1-2):35-46.