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Laurie Macdonald

Title: Audiologist, Department of Communication Disorders
Designations: M.Sc
Alternate Contact Name: Patricia Fuller
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7259
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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Laurie completed her bachelor of science at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and her master of science in communication disorders at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Laurie is a provider of audiology services through the Ontario Infant Hearing Program and is a lecturer with the University of Toronto – Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Laurie worked at Markham Stouffville Hearing Services before coming to SickKids in 2000. Laurie is currently working with the Cochlear Implant Team and has an interest in cochlear implant candidacy and programming.

Education and experience

  • 1995: Bachelor of Science, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS
  • 1999: Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • 1999–2000: Audiologist, Markham Stouffville Hearing Clinic, Markham, ON
  • 2000–present: Audiologist, Department of Communication Disorders, SickKids, Toronto, ON


  • 2013: As a member of the Cochlear Implant Team, recipient of the 2013 Family Centred Care Advisory Council Award – Hospital for Sick Children
  • 2013: As a member of the Cochlear Implant Team, recipient of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists – Award of Excellence for Interprofessional Collaboration


  1. MacDonald, L., Sohn, G., Papsin, B., Gordon, K. Use of a Graded Profile Analysis to assess cochlear implant candidacy: recent findings. International Congress Series 11273 (2004). 215-218.
  2. Cushing SL, Sharma A, MacDonald L, James A, Papsin BC. Cochlear Implantation in Keratitis-Ichthyosis-Deafness (KID) syndrome and Dandy Walker Syndrome, submitted for publication June 2007. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology.
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