We tackle complex issues related to hearing loss by bringing together researchers and partners from diverse fields. We have expertise in normal hearing processes, enabling us to effectively target successful hearing and listening performance, not only in adults but because of our expertise in development, in children. Our understanding of auditory pathologies comes from behavioral, neural, biomechanical and medical perspectives. We are not dealing with a hearing loss, but an active, hearing impaired individual, functioning within a complex acoustic environment. We understand how a hearing loss can impact an individual and their ability to perform in daily life. This allows us to conceive of and design real solutions for real people in real environments.