National Centre for Audiology

Have you heard? Keen youth explore hearing sciences at TD’s Discovery Days.

APRIL, 23, 2015 BY REBECCA HENDERSON

Highschool students will beat the drum of hearing science during interactive workshops led by leading researchers during TD’s Discovery Days, a career exploration initiative in medicine and health sciences. Academics and professionals will share their passion for audiology at the National Centre for Audiology, Western University, at Elborn College on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Students will gain a better picture of being a clinician in this field during hands-on workshops. They will try equipment to test each other’s hearing, simulate listening through a hearing aid or cochlear implant, and record their own voice and discover the characteristics of their voice pitch. They will also experience the anechoic chamber, the largest echo-free room for hearing research in Canada.

Workshop leaders want highschool graduates to know about the possibility of audiology when making post-secondary educational choices, and inspire students to enroll in hearing science programs.  Three workshops are taking place: Spatial Hearing and Auditory Virtual Reality: Hearing in three dimensions with only two ears, Human Speech Production: Analyzing your voice, and How is Hearing Tested in Children and Adults?

This is the 18th year of TD’s Discovery Days at Western University. Highschool teachers, counsellors and students can learn more and register to attend at http://cdnmedhall.org/western-university.