National Centre for Audiology

Laboratory Members

Our Team

Professor Susan StantonSusan Stanton, PhD is the director of the Human Auditory Phenotyping & Genetics Laboratory (HAPGLab) and an Associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences.  Her current research interests focus on understanding how genetic variation (genotype) affects hearing (phenotype) in families and individuals from Newfoundland and Ontario with inherited disorders that affect the auditory system.  She collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in molecular genetics, hearing science, engineering and audiology, and serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Discipline of Genetics, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University.
Contact:, 519-661-2111 x80418

Ioan CurcaIoan Curca, Ph.D., Aud(C), is Research Associate with the Human Auditory Phenotyping and Genetics Lab. His research is focused on balance disorders, cochlear implants, and electrophysiology. Upon graduation of Medical School and the Otolaryngology Internship program at GRIGORE T POPA Faculty of Medicine in Romania, Ioan defended his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with an emphasis on balance disorders and Meniere's disease. Ioan also has his Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology from The University of Western Ontario. He is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Matt LucasMatthew Lucas, MSc, is a PhD candidate in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences and Audiology student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He previously received an Honors Specialization in Genetics from Western University. His research interests include the advanced phenotyping of familial hearing loss, with specific research projects focusing on otosclerosis, a hearing disorder typically affecting the middle ear. The goal of his research is to use basic and advanced audiological tests in conjunction with genetic information to better understand familial hearing loss.


Terry Lynn YoungTerry-Lynn Young, PhD is a Professor in the Discipline of Genetics and principal investigator of the new genomics-based R&D centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr Young is also an adjunct member in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University.

Looking to join our team?

If you are interested in post-graduate research in the HAPGLab, thesis based MSc and PhD degrees, and a combined PhD /MClSc (clinical Masters in Audiology) are offered through the Hearing Sciences Field in the Health and Rehabilitation program.