The Learning Auditory Brain

Having a conversation in a noisy restaurant is an extremely difficult thing to do. Yet most people can do this with relatively little effort. How does the auditory brain learn to do this? Can hearing loss during development derail the natural learning process? And can we help people learn to overcome their hearing problems? I combine behavioural, neurophysiological, computational, and virtual reality techniques to adress these questions. In this way, I hope to provide new insights into the learning auditory brain and use this knowledge to help people with hearing loss. My research is currently supported by a UCL Excellence Fellowship and the Rosetrees Trust.