Himself hard of hearing, Dr. Charles Laszlo is committed to the participation of hard of hearing people in everyday life. The list of committees and publications he has been involved with since the 1960s fills pages.
What is truly important to him, however, is that his work is characterized by the integration of consumer and community with research and practical application.
After completing high school in Budapest, Hungary, he completed his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at McGill. While at McGill, Charles Laszlo began to lose his hearing.
He was founding president of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association. He served as president of the 38-nation strong International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. He is director of Hearing International. Dr. Laszlo’s unique combination of scientific, professional, and consumer participation has enabled UBC’s Institute of Hearing Accessibility Research to attract worldwide attention.