Robert V. Harrison, BSc (Hons,), PhD, DSc
Bob Harrison is a research Professor, in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto, and is a Senior Scientist in the Neurosciences & Mental Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. He also has appointments in the Department of Physiology and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and the Institute of Medical Sciences.
He is appointed as Adjunct Faculty in the School of Audiology at SALUS University (US), and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Audiology. Dr. Harrison has basic training in biological sciences, with two doctoral degrees in auditory neuroscience from universities in the England.
His basic laboratory research explores both inner ear function and central auditory brain development and neuroplasticity. He is also involved in clinically related research, most recently in the area of hearing loss in children, including studies in pediatric cochlear implantation, and in auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. In recognition of his research he was recently (2017) awarded the Robert Rubin Scientific Achievement award from the Society for ENT Advances in Children (SENTAC).
Through 40 years of academic interest in audiology and otology, Harrison has maintained a philosophy of taking new basic science discoveries and translating them to promote wellness and improved hearing healthcare. For more details about the research please visit the AUDITORY SCIENCE LABORATORY website.