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PSYCHOACOUSTICS with Andrew Oxenham

Sound connects us: The world of biological and bionic hearing

Andrew Oxenham, Professor of Psychology and Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota, will talk about how we make sense of the acoustic world around us, how we hear speech and music, and how new technology is helping people with hearing loss.


Our state has for long been blessed with tremendous minds and fantastic achievements. From companies such as Medtronics to artists such as Bob Dylan, we have been home to great minds and humble yet life changing achievements. Andrew Oxenham, one of University of Minnesota's very own scholars is one of the leading minds in the field of psychoacoustics. His lab spans most of the 6th floor of Elliot hall, U of M's psychology department and with his team, he works with numerous topics from how individuals with hearing aids experience sound to pitch perception and our brains interaction with music. 

Join us for a special night with Andrew as we launch our lecture series. 

Andrew Oxenham received his BMus in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and spent a year at West German Broadcasting (WDR) in Cologne before embarking on a career in auditory research. He obtained his PhD in 1995 from the University of Cambridge and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, before moving to Boston in 1997. After 2 years at Northeastern University and 6 years at MIT, he came to the University of Minnesota, where he is currently a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology.

He is the author of over 140 papers and book chapters. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's R. Bruce Linday Award, in 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, in 2009 he received the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2013 he was appointed a Distinguished McKnight University Professor. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and as Chair of the ASA's Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, and of the National Institutes of Health Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC). He is currently Editor in Chief of the journal Trends in Hearing.

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