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Matthew Bromwich, Dr. photo of Matthew Bromwich
Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Physician, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, CHEO
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 2706
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
  • Mobile Audiometry (iPad Based Technology - Screening, Diagnostic, Advanced testing)
  • Big Data Implications for Hearing Healthcare
  • Hospital Based Innovation - mHealth, Digital Health, Mobile Health
  • Conundrums in Commercialization: Conflict of Interest, Intellectual Property, Privacy
Dr. Matthew Bromwich is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Ottawa and Researcher within the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. He is currently the Resident Research Director within the Department of Otolaryngology and Sponsor of the National Medical Student hearing healthcare program iHear. He is the founder and chief medical officer of Clearwater Clinical Limited that has successfully translated research devices to commercialization over the last 10 years.
He completed his medical training at Queen's University, followed by a surgical residency at the London Health Sciences Centre and Fellowship at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre in pediatric airway reconstruction.
Dr. Bromwich is the inventor of several medical devices and holds 4 patents on various products in Canada and the U.S with 2 more pending. Other research endeavors include treatments for dizziness, mobile hearing testing, video endoscopy and surgical airway reconstruction and hospital based innovation. 
Dr. Bromwich has published 23 papers and four book chapters on Otolaryngology and has held more than 2.4 million dollars of grant and research investment funds. Much of the research has been directed toward ShoeBOX which is a multi-award winning method of hearing testing for adults and children that in 2014 won the national "TELUS award for mHealth Innovation". In 2016 he was nominated for the E &Y Entrepreneur of the Year award and he and his team won the 2016 Interface Health Challenge for their work on mobile hearing testing.
Sample Publications:
Kohlert S, Bromwich M. Mobile tablet audiometry in fluctuating autoimmune ear disease. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Mar 7;46(1):18.doi:10.1186/s40463-017-0195-1.
Liu H, Akiki S, Barrowman NJ, Bromwich M. Mobile Endoscopy vs Video Tower: A Prospective Comparison of Video Quality and Diagnostic Accuracy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Oct;155(4):575-80. doi:10.1177/0194599816650637.
Bromwich M, Bromwich R. Privacy risks when using mobile devices in health care. CMAJ. 2016 Sep 6;188(12):855-6. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.160026. No abstract available.
Slinger R, Duval M, Langill J, Bromwich M, MacCormick J, Chan F, Vaccani JP. Direct molecular detection of a broad range of bacterial and viral organisms and Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccine serotypes in children with otitis media with effusion. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Apr 29;9:247. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2040-4.
Rourke R, Kong DC, Bromwich M. Tablet Audiometry in Canada's North: A Portable and Efficient Method for Hearing Screening. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Sep; 155(3):473-8. doi: 10.1177/0194599816644407.
Yeung JC, Heley S, Beauregard Y, Champagne S, Bromwich MA. Self-administered hearing loss screening using an interactive, tablet play audiometer with ear bud headphones. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Aug; 79(8):1248-52 doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2015.05.021.
Liu H, Sawyer SL, Gos M, Grynspan D, Issa K, Ramphal R, Rotaru C; FORGE Canada Consortium., Majewski J, Boycott KM, Graham G, Bromwich M. Atypical fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva diagnosed by whole-exome sequencing. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 Jun;167(6):1337-41. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36969.
Organ B, Liu H, Bromwich M. An iPhone-assisted particle repositioning maneuver for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV); a prospective randomized study. J Am Board Fam Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):118-20. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2015.01.120295. 
Hwang E, Chung J, MacCormick J, Bromwich M, Vaccani JP. Success of supraglottoplasty for severe laryngomalacia: the experience from Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jul;77(7):1103-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl. 2013.04.010
Yeung J, Javidnia H, Heley S, Beauregard Y, Champagne S, Bromwich M. The new age of play audiometry: prospective validation testing of an iPad-based play audiometer. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Mar 11;42:21. doi: 10.1186/1916-0216-42-21.
Sklar M, Rotaru C, Grynspan D, Bromwich M. Radiographic features in a rare case of sphenoid sinus extramedullary hematopoeisis in sickle cell disease. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Feb;77(2):295-7. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.11.004. 
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