Amineh Koravand is an assistant professor in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology program of the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences. As well, she has been an audiologist and member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec since 2007. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in audiology in Tehran and a master’s degree from the Université de Montréal, she recently completed a doctorate in biomedical sciences with a specialization in audiology at the CHU Ste-Justine Research Centre as an award recipient of the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ).
Prof. Koravand's research deals with the relationship between the peripheral and central auditory systems in children who are hard of hearing. Her goal is to develop neurophysiological measures (biological markers) to assess the central auditory functions of hard-of-hearing children during early childhood, to prevent disorders while brain plasticity is still significant. She was involved in the Université de Montréal audiology program as a course instructor, practicum supervisor and master’s research co-supervisor.
Professor Koravand's research focuses on the neurophysiological study of the central auditory system in children with hearing loss or an auditory processing disorder (APD). She is especially interested in the relationship between the peripheral and central auditory
- Auditory neuroscience
- Development of clinical tools (neurophysiological markers) for treating children with hearing loss or an APD
- Neurophysiology, maturation and plasticity of the central auditory system in children with hearing loss or an APD
- Development of a deeper understanding of central auditory processes in children with hearing loss using electrophysiological measures (short- and long-latency auditory evoked potentials, and cortical evoked potentials (MMN and P300))
- Evoked response audiometry in children with a cochlear implant