National Centre for Audiology

Director's message

Prudy Allen, Director

Prudy Allen, Director

The energy, inventiveness and knowledge of the National Centre for Audiology is boundless. We seek international outlets where hearing challenges can be confronted and solutions offered. We have a need to seek out new opportunities to apply our research and lead research in hearing science in Canada and across the globe.

The accomplishments at the National Centre for Audiology cover every aspect of hearing in the human life. Be it developing the pediatric protocols for hearing assessment, the first to surgically implant a bone conduction hearing implant, or finding new ways to improve in-vehicle acoustic and communication environments, the people at the NCA are at the forefront of hearing discovery.

Our NCA community – faculty, researchers, students, and alumni – continue to lead. Countries in every continent look to us for guidance and assistance. As an internationally recognized research facility, we evaluate hearing instruments desiring market approval, and our decisions hold weight in the corporate market. 

Emerging from the Faculty of Health Sciences, our Centre has multi-disciplinary faculty and laboratories in Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Brain and Mind Institute, Faculty of Social Science and Faculty of Engineering. For a Centre with a broad scope and deep impact, our story is always in progress.

Prudence Allen