National Centre for Audiology

Research impact

Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer

The NCA is unquestionably a world-class research centre that provides research support for the millions of people of all ages who have hearing loss and training for future hearing scientists. It is the largest research and teaching facility focusing on hearing in Canada. We'd like to share our accomplishments of the first ten years at the NCA between 2004 - 2014.

  • 395 presentations at conferences and seminars
  • 463 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings
  • 71 books and chapters
  • 235 invited presentations, keynote speakers and panels
    • 14 Technologies
    • 34 technical reports
    • 85 workshops and training sessions
    • 68 non-peer reviewed publications
    • 6 licensable products

Our Trademarks and Products

  • We developed a Trademarked Algorithm, the Desired Sensation Level
  • We contributed to early trials of the Bonebridge - a bone conduction hearing implant (2014)
  • We developed a Virtual Tool for Performing Myringotomy with Tube Insertion
  • We developed The Real-Ear To Coupler Difference (RECD) measurement procedure

Protocols and Tools

  • The University of Western Ontario Pediatric Amplification Protocol (2010)
  • Infant Hearing Program (IHP) Amplification Benefit Questionnaire LittlEARS® Auditory Questionnaire
  • Ontario Infant Hearing Program Frequency Lowering Hearing Aids Amplification Protocol (2011, 2014)
  • The Ling-6(HL) Test v1.4 (2012)
  • The University of Western Ontario Plurals Test
  • Universal Design for Hearing Functional Assessment Tool for Hearing Accessibility
  • Work Transition Tips to facilitate “hearing at work”
  • Matrix Test
  • ASEQing Adolescents with Hearing Loss about Activity Participation
  • Self-efficacy for Situational Communication Management Questionnaire
  • Parent-to-Parent Support for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Conceptual Framework
  • Developing a DSL hearing aid prescription for Bone Conduction Hearing Aids