Innovations in Hearing Technologies Lab

Child Amplification Lab

About the Lab

The Innovations in Hearing Technologies Laboratory studies the process of selecting and fitting hearing aids and assistive listening devices, with a particular focus on infants, toddlers and children. We study improved techniques for relating the hearing test to hearing aid fitting, for evaluating and prescribing hearing aid performance, and for evaluating and monitoring effectiveness of hearing aid fittings.

The techniques developed in this laboratory are now being applied to select and fit hearing aids in clinics throughout the world. The results of this research are disseminated to the broad community of audiologists and hearing aid specialists through scientific publications and the distribution of the Desired Sensation Level (DSL) software system method for hearing aid prescription and fitting.

Lab Members

Susan Scollie

Susan Scollie

Lab Director; Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Efficacy of hearing aid signal processing
  • Outcomes for infants, children, and adults who use hearing aids
  • Hearing aid verification strategies
  • Simulation in education

Paula Folkeard

Research Audiologist/Project Coordinator

  • Adult amplification and outcome measurement
  • Product and procedure validation
  • Industry-sponsored research
Steve Beaulac

Steve Beaulac

Senior Systems Engineer

  • Developer of the DSL® v5 dynamically linked library
  • Network support and research software development
  • Input on systems design for both software and hardware
Krystal Beh

Krystal Beh

Research Audiologist

  • Pediatric assessment and amplification
  • Ontario Infant Hearing Program Designated Training Centre
  • Industry-sponsored research
Matt Holden

Matt Holden

Programmer Analyst

  • Developer of the CARL Pro
  • UI and embedded software architecture and development
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting and support


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