Navid Shahnaz

Associate Professor
School of Audiology and Speech Science

Phone: 604 822-5953

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  • Ph.D. McGill University 2000
  • MSc. McGill University 1996


  • Multi-frequency tympanometry
  • Wide Band Energy Reflectance
  • otoacoustic emission
  • acoustic reflex studies

Research Interests

My main area of research interest includes multi-frequency tympanometry, Wide Band Energy Reflectance, otoacoustic emission, and acoustic reflex studies in adults as well as newborns. I am also interested in effect of personal listening devices (iPods) on hearing. Othere areas of research interests are extended high frequency thresholds estimation in different ethnic groups and cochlear dead region.

Selected Publications

Bingham, K., Jenstad, L., & Shahnaz, N. (In Press). Longitudinal changes in real-ear tocoupler difference measurements in infants. The Journal of American Academy of Audiology (JAAA).

Shahnaz, N., Bork, K., Polka, L., Longridge, N., Bell, D., Westerberg, B. (2009). Energy Reflectance and Tympanometry in Normal and Otosclerotic Ears. Ear and Hearing, 30; 219–233.

Shahnaz, N., Longridge, N., & Bell, D. (2009). Wideband energy reflectance patterns in preoperative and post-operative otosclerotic ears. International Journal of Audiology 48 (5); 240-247.

Shahnaz, N., & Bork, K. (2009). Comparison of Standard and Multi-Frequency Tympanometric Measures obtained with the Virtual 310 System and the Grason-Stadler Tympstar. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology – Vol. 32, No. 4, 146-157.

Shahnaz, N., Miranda, T., Polka, L. (2008). Multi-frequency tympanometry in neonatal intensive care unit and well babies. Journal of American Academy of Audiology (JAAA). Volume 19, Number 5,  pp. 392-418(27)

Shahnaz, N. (2008). Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAEs) in Caucasian and Chinese Young Adults. International Journal of Audiology (IJA).47:76-83.

Shahnaz, N. & Bork, K. (2006). Wideband reflectance norms for Caucasian and Chinese young adults. Ear Hear. 27(6):774-88.

Shahnaz N, Davies D. (2006). Standard and multifrequency tympanometric norms for Caucasian and Chinese young adults. Ear Hear.;27(1):75-90.




Diagnostic Audiology I and II
Hearing Conservation
Research Methods