Research Facilities

research facilities

Students and faculty members in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders conduct research on a wide range of topics in areas such as normal and disordered speech production and perception, language disorders, swallowing, hearing by normally hearing and hearing impaired listeners, and the causes and treatment of hearing loss.

National Centre for Audiology

The National Centre for Audiology (NCA) provides an interdisciplinary environment within which to expand knowledge of hearing function, the needs of people with hearing impairment, and behavioural and technological methods to assist persons with hearing loss.

Laboratories and facilities within the NCA:

  • Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Beltone Anechoic Chamber
  • Binaural Laboratory
  • Child Amplification Laboratory
  • Child Hearing Research Laboratory
  • DSP, Electroacoustics and Apps Laboratory
  • Family Centred Care Laboratory
  • Hearing Accessibility and Assistive Technologies Laboratory
  • Hearing Research Clinical Laboratory
  • Hearing Science Laboratory
  • HearCare Audiologic Rehabilitation Laboratory
  • Human Auditory Phenotyping and Genetics Laboratory
  • Spatial and Prosthetic Hearing Laboratory
  • Speech, Auditory Feedback & Evoked Responses (SAFER) Lab
  • Translational Research Unit (TRU)

Speech and Language Sciences

Students in the Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) program in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders have access to state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and Canada's largest on-site speech and hearing clinic, the H.A. Leeper Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Laboratories affiliated with SLP:

  • Autism Spectrum and Language Disorders Laboratory
  • Communicative Participation Laboratory
  • International Consortium for Communication, Aging and Neurodegeneration (ICCAN)
  • Language and Working Memory Laboratory
  • Language Development and Disorders Laboratory
  • Oral Physiology Laboratories
  • Speech Movement Disorders Laboratory
  • Voice Production and Perception Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Quality of Life and Well-Being