Institutions: Université de Montréal, École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie
Research interests: Industrial deafness and hobbies (music); Auditory perception and attention in difficult hearing conditions; Auditory perception in neurological disorders (Parkinson’s); Auditory and non-auditory health effects of noise; Neuroaudiology; Neurobiological markers of noise’s effects
Her main research interest is how noise exposure affects in real-life health, functioning and well-being. She studies this in four different domains: noise-induced hearing loss, environmental noise exposure, the effect of noise on cognition and attention, and particular subgroups who are particularly sensitive to sound and noise, including people with neuropsychiatric disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. This includes the assessment of various physiological measurement techniques, such as oto-acoustic emissions (OAE, assessing inner ear functioning) and electro-encephalography (EEG).