Dalhousie University

Sense Lab

Ear Lab

Fab Lab

Part of the Hearing and Balance Research Group

The Sensory Encoding and Neuro-Sensory Engineering (SENSE) Lab integrates Engineering and physiologic sciences in hearing (communication) and balance.

Hearing and Balance Research Group

We have a clinical focus on disorders of the ear, audition and balance. We have a physiologic and engineering focus on all aspects of communication, balance regulation and auditory and vestibular perception.

We are particularly interested in multisensory integration, environmental-sensory interactions, and cognitive-sensory interactions. Our research encompasses novel transducers, novel measurement devices and novel complex probes of sensory and cognitive function. We also develop commercial and general consumer applications in these areas.

Our research facility is located in the Divison of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Capital Health, and is affiliated with the Department of Biomed Engineering, School of Human Communication Disorders, the Deptartment of Psychology, School of Physiotherapy, and the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Dalhousie University.

Overall Director and Director of Otology: Dr. Manohar Bance
Director of Engineering Applications: Dr. Jeremy Brown
Director of Audiological Sciences: Dr.Steven Aiken
Director of Auditory Perception: Dr. Dennis Phillips
Director of Balance Studies: Dr. Marie Earl
Director of Functional Imaging: Dr. Aaron Newman


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine