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 normal link from the ear to the brain is disrupted, and how to develop strategies and 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 at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences Platform. 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.