National Centre for Audiology

Translational Research Unit

Who we are and what we do

The Translational Research Unit conducts product evaluations for commercial research. Located in the National Centre for Audiology the TRU has use of state of the art labs and equipment. The associated faculty at the National Centre for Audiology provides each project with expert consultation in the areas of sound quality and sound quality modeling, amplification, hearing science, electrophysiology, and engineering.

The TRU has the means to complete a wide range of project research including:

Our industrial partners

The TRU is equipped to conduct projects with manufacturers of audiological equipment, hearing aids, assistive listening device as well as to the broader markets of telephone, cell phone, and audio equipment manufacturers, and provides industrial partners with access to high quality, timely evaluative research that may otherwise be difficult within the confines of limited company R&D budgets and resources.

Our participants

Participant recruitment is completed by tapping into an ever-growing database of research subjects.  If you are in the London area and are interested in participating in our studies please CLICK HERE.

Connect with Us


Paula Folkeard, AuD, MSc Research Audiologist/Project Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Linguistics from York University, Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Western University, and Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University. In collaboration with colleagues at the National Centre for Audiology, the TRU partners with industry to evaluate new products and procedures.
Tel: 519-661-2111 x 88936