National Centre for Audiology

Child Hearing Research

The Child Hearing Research Lab

The Child Hearing Research Laboratory  is the site for studies on the development of hearing and listening abilities in young children.  Projects supported in the laboratory address how normally developing children process auditory information and how those abilities change with maturation, how processing may be disrupted in children with language and/or learning disorders, how auditory and learning skills may be affected by poor acoustic environments, and how performance on behavioural tests correlates with physiologic development as derived from evoked potential studies.  While the development of research protocols takes place in-house, much of the data collection with younger children takes place at their day care centres and schools using equipment specially developed for field applications.