I study how the human ear and brain work together to understand sounds in the environment. I’m particularly interested in how this communication changes when the link from the ear to the brain is disrupted, and how to develop technologies that lead to better hearing assistance or enhancement under these circumstances. Primarily, I use electrophysiology, behavioral studies, and computational methods to meet these ends.
I am a postdoctoral fellow in Evaluative Clinical Sciences at the Sunnybrook Research Institution, under the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Speech Therapy and Audiology at the University of Montreal, funded by a grant from the American Tinnitus Association. I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from McMaster University, and a M.A. in Speech in Hearing Science and B.Mus. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University.
I am an Associate Member of the Acoustical Society of America and The Association for Research in Otolaryngology.