“From Cochlea to Cortex”



Niagara-on-the-Lake is a town in southern Ontario. It sits on the shores of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River.
First known as Butlersburg, Niagara-on-the-Lake was incorporated in 1781 as the Town of Newark by Loyalists who fled the U.S. during the American Revolution. In 1792 the newly renamed Niagara was the capital of Upper Canada, but lost that distinction to York (now Toronto) due to Niagara-on-theLake’s proximity to the U.S., which was deemed a vulnerable position at that time. During the War of 1812, Niagara-on-the-Lake was burnt to the ground. Rebuilt, it became a commercial centre, thanks to a vibrant shipping industry. In 1880, the present name was adopted.

Today, Niagara-on-the-Lake attracts more than two million visitors annually. The picturesque main street is a testament to the beauty of 19th century architecture. A landmark on this street is the clock tower monument, erected as a memorial to 10 of the town’s men who lost their lives in World War I.

Known by the locals as NOTL, this quaint village is known for its wineries and the summer Shaw Festival, a series of theatre productions.

NOTL is located only 20 kilometres from Niagara Falls.

Dining options for Delegates

The following restaurants are offering special deals to International Hearing Loss Conference delegates! Show your conference name badge to receive the following:


Quietly hidden away in a small strip-mall in uptown Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Canada’s leading restaurants, backhouse, which offers a continuously evolving menu with a commitment to integrated cool climate cuisine and enlightened hospitality.

Once one finds backhouse, the aroma of peach wood burning in the brick oven and glow of the wood-fired grill lets guests know they’re not out just for dinner, but are embarking on a culinary journey of somewhereness. Boasting a finely curated local and international wine list, with a highly skilled culinary and front of house team, guests are guaranteed one of their best dining experiences.

backhouse is closed Tuesday’s but will offer a 15% discount on tasting menus and a complimentary glass of bubble upon arrival on Monday, May 6. www.backhouse.xyz


The following restaurants are offering a discount of 10% off:


Masaki Sushi

Each dish a work of culinary art. Each meal an experience. www.masakisushi.ca

Chili Jiao

Authentic Sichuan & Dim Sum – Highlighting iconic flavours from the distinctive Sichuan & Cantonese cultures, Chili Jiao offers a truly traditional dining experience. Chef Beil Wang’s beautiful handmade dim sum, premium Sichuan cuisine, and his signature sauce (you will love it!) are enhanced by high-quality local and international ingredients, served to you in the heart of beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. www.chilijiao.com

Butler’s Bar & Grill

Butler’s Bar & Grill, “THE” place in Niagara-on-the-Lake where family and friends gather. Enjoy mouth-watering pizza, wings and more. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy “THE” game, or a relaxing night with family and friends, Butler’s Bar & Grill provides year-round excitement and fun for tourists and locals alike. www.butlersgrill.com


Niagara’s Finest Thai

Authentic, special, delicious and traditional are just some of the words that have been used to describe this restaurant. Each dish is specially created by Chef T for the menu based on what is fresh and palate pleasing. All dishes are prepared to the finest detail and infused with extraordinary flavours. Blessed with a talented chef and amazing staff ready to welcome you and share their passion for authentic Thai food. You will truly experience the colour and flavour of Thailand in the heart of historic Niagara On The Lake. www.niagarasfinestthai.com