HPO Concert for the Hearing Impaired

HPO Concert for the Hearing Impaired


By the age of 60, almost 50% of people suffer from some kind of hearing loss. Hearing aids are a useful part of the solution, but they are often not optimized for music listening and playing. Thus music listening can be a frustrating experience for hearing aid users. McMaster University’s LIVELab is actively working to solve this problem, in conjunction with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. We are evaluating current systems for assisting people with hearing loss in concert settings, and finding ways to improve them.

We are excited to announce that we will be conducting a study at a live performance of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday May 11, 2019 7:30 PM at the FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place).

We are looking for hearing aid users who are interested in attending this performance and being a part of this experiment.

PRIOR TO THE CONCERT: We will invite you to the LIVELab at McMaster University for 2 short visits (with special parking in front of the building).

Visit 1: Short visit to complete an audiogram to determine if you are eligible. Or, send us a copy of a recent audiogram instead of visiting us.

Visit 2: Get fitted with special hearing aids and receive instructions on how to use them during the concert on May 11.

If you are interested in participating in this unique research opportunity or for information, please contact:

905-525-9140 ext 25483