Michael holds the following degrees

- Masters of Science, Audiology, Dalhousie University, 1992
- Masters of Science, Anatomy, Dalhousie University, 1989
- Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of New Brunswick, 1986

Professional Certification in Audiology

The Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Professional Experience

Michael has more than 25 years’ experience practicing as an audiologist, with more than 3 of these practicing internationally where he specialized in electrophysiological measures as well as the Leader of the Paediatric Audiology Cochlear Implant Program in New Zealand.

For the past 17 years Michael has specialized in community and industrial noise, practicing solely as an Industrial Audiologist. The main focus of his practice has been support and education to prevent hearing loss due to noise. In this capacity he consults with government and legislative agencies as well as private and public industries. He has performed more than 100 industrial noise assessments in a wide variety of occupational settings. He manages the hearing conservation programs for approximately 75 local, national and international companies from multiple industries throughout Atlantic Canada. He consults with and provides education to municipalities on community noise. He also performs over 3000 industrial hearing screenings annually.

Michael has 13 years’ experience consulting for the Worker’s Compensation Board of Nova Scotia from 2005 to 2018. In this capacity he provided expert opinions to hearing loss adjudicators on claims submitted for occupational noise induced hearing loss.

Michael has held the position of Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University since 2007. He taught graduate level courses to students in the Masters of Audiology Program. These courses included Noise in Industry and the Community as well as Advanced Topics in Audiology – Cochlear Implants. He is presently an advisor for Patricia Van Roon, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University. In addition, he currently teaches the only course in Atlantic Canada complying with the CSA guidelines which can certify Audiometric Technicians. This course is also recognized by St. Lawrence College for the Occupational Health Nursing Graduate Certificate.

Michael has been a member several National CSA working groups including the development of the Annex section for the CSA Z107.56 standard, Procedures for the Measurement of Occupational Noise Exposure, dealing with the measurement of headset noise. As well as a member of the CSA working groups for CSA Z1007-16, Hearing Loss Prevention Program (HLPP) Management and CSA Z107.6-16, Audiometric Testing for use in Hearing Loss Prevention Programs.