Highly specialized research laboratory

Funding provided: $110,000

The REA Foundation is funding the creation of a highly specialized research laboratory at the Institut Raymond-Dewar for the rehabilitation of people who are deaf or deafblind, or have a language or auditory processing disorder.  

The acquisition of technologies, such as the Neuroscan and Eylink II, will make it possible to measure changes in brain activity during listening and visual stimulation exercises. With this laboratory, the professionals will be able to personalize rehabilitation services, asses the added value of interventions, adapt clinical support, develop new rehabilitation methods and build research projects based on patient experience. Nearly 1500 children, 400 adolescents and 2700 adults with hearing loss or a hearing processing disorder, deafblindness or a language disorder are currently users at the Institut Raymond-Dewar.