Welcome to the Auditory Aging site. The research lab is run by Björn Herrmann, a cognitive neuroscientist studying how we engage in listening and communication as we age.
Björn is a scientist and Tier II Canada Research Chair at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in Canada. His research spans from mechanistic neurophysiology to real-world listening experiences in the context of auditory aging.
To learn more about our research click here.
If you are interested in our research and would like to participate in research studies, please send us an email through our participant registration form.
Exciting news. Our paper about the relation between hearing loss and social isolation has been accepted in Trends in Hearing (pre-print here). We suggest a trajectory-focused framework.
In our new pre-print, we show that pupil size and eye movements index listening effort differently, suggesting different functional mechanisms. We show this for both younger and older adults.
New paper out from the lab in Neurobiology of Aging, exploring the reliability of neural speech tracking in younger and older adults. Read more about it here.
If you are interested in research opportunities in the area of Auditory Aging, please find more details here. You may also want to read about skills that may help you to be successful in your undergraduate and graduate studies.
We often look for people who are interested in our work and who could see themselves as an MSc or PhD student. Please check out the application information at UofT.
Undergraduate students should send Dr. Herrmann a CV, transcript, writing sample, as well as a short description of why they are interested in this area of research and the time commitment they are able to make.