Education and Training
Graduate students at the National Centre for Audiology, are enrolled in a variety of doctoral and master’s programs. These include the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program (master's and doctoral) and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (master's) of the Faculty of Health Sciences as well as master's and doctoral students in Engineering, Social Science, and Neuroscience. We also facilitate undergraduate training experiences through programs like Work Study, NSERC’s Undergraduate Student Research Assistantships (USRA), and other opportunities. We participate in community outreach through the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame’s annual Discovery Days event for secondary school students. Affiliation of Western students with the NCA allows them secure access to laboratory facilities with specialized equipment, access to teleconferencing facilities, access to collaboration with highly qualified research support staff, use of precision equipment for sound measurement and delivery, and participation in the NCA’s research community of scholars.
Learn more about these programs below:
Hearing Science students develop expertise in normal and impaired auditory sensation, and investigate technologies and rehabilitation strategies for persons with hearing loss and other auditory processing disorders.
Students in the Hearing Sciences field of the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program earn either a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Learn more.
Western's Audiology program delivers a comprehensive, professional education focused on the development of clinical excellence, critical thinking, and problem solving necessary for practice as a clinical investigator.
Students in the Audiology program earn a Master of Clinical Sciences (MClSc) degree. Learn more.
Western's Engineering graduate programs allow students to work collaboratively with professors, fellow students, and technicians to discover and develop innovative solutions in Engineering that impact communities around the world.
Students in Engineering programs earn either a Master of Engineering Science (MESc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Undergraduate students may pursue targeted training in hearing, the ear, and modelling, through graduate programs or through a specialized undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program. Learn more.
Graduate students in Psychology study the hearing system as it relates to sensory plasticity and cognition, often with supervision from our members who also work with the Brain and Mind Institute and/or Western’s graduate program in Neuroscience.
Students in Social Science programs earn either a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Learn more.
Graduate students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry work collaboratively with their professors and have the opportunity to work with world-class research scientists in state-of-the-art clinical laboratories across a variety of sites.
Students in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry earn either a Master of Science (MSc) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Learn more.