January-2024 – “Hear” for a good time

2024 Bulletin - January, Regular Meeting

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January 2024

January 31, 2024
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: ROOM 216
 Edward Johnson/Faculty of Music building at U of T.
 80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Join us for an enriching meetup as we explore the dynamic world of audio engineering with two distinguished presenters. Marshall Chasin, a renowned audiologist and musician, brings extensive experience in music, musical instrument acoustics, and hearing-aid-fitting methods for musicians. As the go-to audiologist for numerous practicing musicians, Marshall’s insights are invaluable. Alongside him, we have Steve Armstrong, an accomplished Electrical Engineer who embarked on his journey at McMaster University, earning his degree in Electrical Engineering. Steve’s career at Gennum Corporation saw him evolve from an Analog Chip designer to a leader in electroacoustics and psychoacoustics. As the Director of R&D, he spearheaded a team that innovated an ultralow-power DSP platform, leaving his mark on various successful projects in the Hearing Aid market with patented innovations and delightful contributions.

This meetup promises to be an insightful and engaging dialogue, delving into the intersections of music, acoustics, and cutting-edge technology in the realm of audio engineering. Join us to explore Marshall and Steve’s combined expertise, discussing topics ranging from the acoustics of musical instruments to the innovative advancements in ultralow-power DSP platforms. This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights from these experts and contribute to the ongoing conversation about the evolving landscape of audio engineering and hearing aid advancements.








About the Event


5:30 – 7:00 Food and Networking

7:00 – 8:30 – Presentation – Steve Armstrong 

8:30 – 9:15 – Presentation – Dr. Marshall Chasin

Dr. Marshall Chasin

Dr. Marshall Chasin

Head of Audiology at the Musicians' Clinics of Canada

Dr. Marshall Chasin is Head of Audiology at the Musicians; Clinics of Canada, Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto (in Linguistics), and Adjunct Professor at Western University. Marshall holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Linguistics  from the University of Toronto, a M.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia and his AuD from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is the author of over 200 articles and 8 books including Music and Hearing Aids (Plural Publishing, 2022). Marshall writes a monthly column in Hearing Review called Back to Basics, and has been the recipient of many awards over the years including the 2004 Audiology Foundation of America Professional Leadership Award, the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award, the 2013 Jos Millar Shield award from the British Society of Audiology and the 2017 Canada 150 Medal. He has developed a TTS app called Temporary Hearing Loss Test app.

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong

Steve Armstrong embarked on his journey in Electrical Engineering at McMaster University, snagging his degree along the way. His career kicked off at Gennum Corporation as an Analog Chip designer, where his enthusiasm for audio paved the way for a deeper dive into electroacoustics and psychoacoustics. As the Director of R&D, he spearheaded a dynamic team that pioneered an ultralow-power DSP platform with novel features useful in battery-powered audio projects. Steve’s fingerprints are all over numerous successful products in the Hearing Aid market, boasting both patented innovations and some just downright enjoyable projects!

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80 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

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