In accordance with the hospital’s vision statement – Caring for You. Innovating for the World – Audiology at LHSC is committed to patient care, teaching, and research. The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) employs a team of Audiologists working at both University and Victoria Hospital sites. As regulated health professionals all Audiologists are registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario and are strongly committed to the enhancement of Audiology as a profession. Integrated, comprehensive health care is emphasized through program-based management and inter-professional teamwork.
As clinicians, LHSC Audiologists specialize in the diagnostic and rehabilitative treatment and monitoring of individuals with impairment of auditory and vestibular function. Services are provided for both the adult and paediatric inpatient and outpatient populations, from newborn to the elderly. The Audiologists also serve as valued consultants to physicians and other health care professionals, both within the hospital and throughout the community. Primary patient populations include Adult and Paediatric Otolaryngology, Neuro-Otology, Head and Neck Surgery, Oncology, and Cochlear Implant.
As a part of a teaching hospital our Department supervises Audiology students from Masters and Doctorate Level Graduate Programs for the completion of their practicum requirements. Our Audiologists also participate in numerous research projects collaborating with physicians and scientists both from within LHSC and outside of the LHSC; providing hearing health care based on evidenced-based practices.
The LHSC is also home to one of only five Cochlear Implant Programs (CIP) in Ontario. The Program was established in 1987 and has the unique distinction of serving both paediatric and adult patients at the same centre. The LHSC-CIP has been the first to introduce a number of cochlear implant products to the Canadian and North American markets and is honoured to be the sole Canadian member of the HEARRING Comprehensive Hearing Implant Centre Research Group.