Centre de recherche, IUGM
4545 chemin Queen-Mary
Canada H3W 1W5
Dr Fuente completed his PhD at the University of Hong Kong where he investigated the effects of solvents on the auditory system with a special emphasis on the central auditory nervous system. In 2008 he obtained a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Queensland in Australia. At this University he was a postdoctoral fellow until 2012 where he investigated age-related changes in the central auditory nervous system and hearing aid benefit in older adults. In 2012, he became an NHMRC Senior Research Officer at the University of Queensland. Dr Fuente moved to Montreal in September 2013 to join the School of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Université de Montréal where he is currently an assistant professor.
I investigate the age-related changes in the central auditory nervous system and how these changes may be associated with speech understanding difficulties older listeners encounter in the presence of background noise. In addition, my research programme aims at determining whether the changes in the central auditory nervous system observed in older adults are associated with hearing aid benefit in this patient population.