The Translational Research Unit conducts product evaluations for commercial research. Located in the National Centre for Audiology the TRU has use of state of the art labs and equipment.
The associated faculty at the National Centre for Audiology provides each project with expert consultation in the areas of sound quality and sound quality modeling, amplification, hearing science, electrophysiology, and engineering.
The TRU has the means to complete a wide range of project research including:
new product evaluation and clinical field trials
objective measures of intelligibility and end user sound quality preferences
testing in noise, reverberation and a combination of both
electroacoustic evaluation of hearing aid and audio products
Our industrial partners
The TRU is equipped to conduct projects with manufacturers of audiological equipment, hearing aids, assistive listening device as well as to the broader markets of telephone, cell phone, and audio equipment manufacturers.
The TRU provides industrial partners with access to high quality, timely evaluative research that may otherwise be difficult within the confines of limited company R&D budgets and resources
Participant recruitment is completed by tapping into an ever-growing database of research subjects. If you are in the London area and are interested in participating in our studies please read our posting.
The TRU has resulted in publications, posters and presentations. You can view a full list of our work here.