Josée Lagacé
Josée Lagacé
Full Professor
Director of the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program

2010 Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of Montreal
1994 M.O.A Speech Therapy and Audiology, Specialization in Audiology University of Montreal
1993 B.Sc. Speech Therapy and Audiology University of Montreal
1988 DSC Health Sciences University of Moncton (St Louis Maillet campus)

LEE 261J
613-562-5800 ext. 8248


Josée Lagacé, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program at the School of Rehabilitation Sciences since 2009. Her main research interest is speech perception in the presence of competitive noise, particularly in francophone populations.

In the context of her research activities, she aims to better understand the underlying causes of listening problems in noise. Among other research endeavors, she has contributed to the conception of evaluation tools, such as the Test de Mots dans le Bruit (TMB) which is used in various clinical settings in Canada, as well as the Canadian Digit Triplet Test (CDTT) which serves different research studies. Her work also aims to develop effective, evidence-based rehabilitation strategies to address listening difficulties.

Although research is a great source of motivation, Josée Lagacé is passionate about teaching. As a professor, thesis and research project supervisor, as well as a mentor and internship supervisor, she has contributed to the training of many audiologists working in Canada and in other countries, and she continues to do so. She is also interested in the evolution of audiological practice, as well as to initiatives to improve the quality of training.

Josée Lagacé worked in various settings such as hospitals, private practices, and research laboratories before undertaking her doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. Since the beginning of her career, she is involved in numerous working committees within professional associations as well as provincial licensing bodies. She is currently co-editor for the Canadian Journal of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Research interests

  • Behavioral assessment of speech perception
  • Effects of environmental noise on communication and school-based learning
  • Influence of bilingualism on speech perception
  • Effects of rehabilitation strategies on speech perception


  • Lagacé, J. & Vaillancourt, V. (2020). An innovative clinical placement in a First Nations Community. Canadian Audiologist. Volume 7, 5.
  • Giguère, C., Lagacé, J., Ellaham, N.N., Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Goy, H., Bégin, C., Alary, É. & Bowman, R. (2020). Development of the Canadian Digit Triplet Test in English and French. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 147, 47(3), EL252-EL258.
  • Jutras, B., Lagacé, J., & Koravand, A. (2020). The Development of Auditory Functions. In: Gallagher A, Bulteau C, Cohen D, and Michaud JL (Eds). Neurocognitive Development: Normative Development, Volume 173, pp. 143-156. San Diego: Elsevier.
  • Lagacé, J., Fitzpatrick, E., Fotheringham, S., Ratti, S. & Harrison, J. (2020). Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. In I. Bourgeault (Ed.), Introduction to the Health Workforce in Canada. Canadian Health Workforce Network.
  • Bigras, J. & Lagacé, J. (2019). Computer-based auditory training for school-aged population with auditory processing difficulties: does it work? Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Montreal, Canada.
  • Lagacé, J., Geffray, A., & Gagné, J. P. (2017). Utilisation du Test de Phrases dans le Bruit pour mieux comprendre l'effet de l'âge sur les habiletés de reconnaissance de la parole en milieu bruyant. Revue canadienne d'orthophonie et d'audiologie. 41(2), 143-155.
  • Lagacé, J. & Lefebvre, P. (2017). La nécessité des tests normalisés pour l’évaluation orthophonique et audiologique des jeunes francophones vivant en situation linguistique minoritaire: mythe ou réalité? In M. Drolet, P. Bouchard & J. Savard (Eds.), Accessibilité et offre active. Santé et services sociaux en contexte linguistique minoritaire (pp. 343-373). Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa.
  • Lagacé, J., LeBlanc, L., Boisvert, V., Arseneau, M.J. & Breau-Godwin, S. (2013) Mise à jour sur le développement du Test de Mots dans le Bruit. Acoustique canadienne. Volume 41, 65-72.
  • Lagacé, J., Doiron, V., Breau-Godwin, S. & Jutras, B. (2013). Exploration de l’effet des variantes linguistiques sur les performances à une épreuve d’écoute dichotique chez deux populations francophones du Canada. Revue canadienne d'orthophonie et d'audiologie. Volume 37, 206-215.
  • Lagacé, J., Jutras, B., Giguère, C. & Gagné, J.P. (2011) Speech perception in noise: exploring the effect of linguistic context in children with and without auditory processing disorder. International Journal of Audiology. Volume 50, 385-395.
  • Lagacé, J., Jutras, B., Giguère, C. & Gagné, J.P. (2010). Development of the Test de Phrases dans le Bruit (TPB). Revue canadienne d'orthophonie et d'audiologie. Volume 34, 261-270.
  • Lagacé, J. (2010). Développement du Test de Mots dans le Bruit: mesure de l’équivalence des listes et données préliminaires sur l’effet d’âge. Acoustique canadienne. Volume 38, 19-30.