Navid Shahnaz

Associate Professor

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


Phone: (604) 822-5953
Fax: (604) 822-6569


I am an Associate Professor of Audiology in the School of Audiology & Speech Sciences.  I began my position at University of British Columbia in July 2002.  Before joining the University of British Columbia I was an Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Arizona. I received my A.Sc. and B.Sc. in Audiology at Iran Medical Sciences University. Before joining McGill University (Canada) to pursue my studies I was working as a clinical audiologist, instructor, and researcher for six years at Tehran Medical Sciences University and in other private practice sectors in Tehran, Iran. I also served as an editor of first Iranian journal of Audiology. After joining School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University in 1993, I completed my clinical masters program as well as the research program in Audiology and became CASLPA (Canadian Association of Speech-Language pathology and Audiology) certified audiologist in 1995. My Master’s thesis, entitled “Standard and Multifrequency Tympanometry in Normal and Otosclerotic Ears was published in August issue of Ear and Hearing journal in 1997. Upon my acceptance into the Ph.D. program at the same University, I developed my proposal based on my Master’s thesis to replicate previous findings and address questions that were raised during my Master’s dissertation. Part of this work was published in Journal of American Academy of Audiology (2002). During my residency at McGill University, I served as a faculty lecturer and clinical supervisor of audiology  for 3 years.

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.

Select Publications

Bingham, K., Jenstad, L., & Shahnaz, N. (In Press). Longitudinal changes in real-ear to coupler 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.


Current teaching load:
Diagnostic Audiology I and II
Hearing Conservation
Research Methods

Previous teaching:
Hearing Science I and II

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