National Centre for Audiology

Assistive Devices

Assistive Deviices Laboratory

The Bernafon Hearing Innovations Assistive Devices Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility. The laboratory is used both clinically by faculty working within the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic for both individual and group assistive devices orientation, and for assessment and prescription of devices for individuals with hearing loss of all ages. The laboratory houses a variety of assistive technologies including assistive listening devices (one-to-one communicators, loop systems, FM systems, Infrared systems) for use in homes and public places. A variety oftelephones and telephone accessories that are specifically designed for persons with hearing loss are also housed in the laboratory. Other assistive technologies include alarm clocks, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors, visual and vibratory alerting devices that can be used to alert individuals with hearing loss to important warning signals in their environments.