Carol Lau, owner and principal of Sound idEARS has been in practice as an audiologist and hearing instrument practitioner for over 30 years. She is a Registered Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Practitioner with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professional of BC, and a Certified Audiologist with Speech and Audiology Canada.

She graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with a dual qualification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology which has allowed a gestalt integration of hearing and listening systems with spoken language in her clinical approach. She subsequently earned her Masters of Audiology post-graduate degree cum laude. After her graduation, Carol held teaching positions in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Witwatersrand before immigrating to Canada.

In her clinic, Carol’s special interests include tinnitus and hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance), auditory processing (listening) disorders and improving the quality of lives through amplification (hearing aids). She received her training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) from Drs Pawel and Margaret Jastreboff in 1999. In 2009, Carol also created CAPDOTS ® (Central Auditory Processing Disorders Online Therapy System) in 2009, a web-based therapy platform that is used internationally by audiologists and speech pathologists for the treatment of binaural integration and binaural separation deficits.

Carol is honoured and humbled to be able to help so many individuals and families across a very broad span of hearing health challenges.

Carol can be contacted at: [email protected]