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 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.

Specific job openings:

We look for research volunteers who would like to learn more about auditory cognitive neuroscience and who are interested in gaining research experience. Please get in touch.


 Model of Listening Engagement accepted 

June 2, 2020

I am excited to report that the Model of Listening Engagement (MoLE) will soon appear in Hearing Research. Together with Ingrid Johnsrude, we explore the factors that contribute to whether or not a person engages in listening and speech comprehension. The pre-print version is already available.

 Scientific Reports manuscript accepted

May 22, 2020

We just got the great news that our work got accepted. We report EEG and behavioral results showing different types of sensitivity to sound-level statistics: Dynamic range adaptation and prediction error. Have a look: BioRxiv

 Starting the Auditory Aging Lab in Toronto 

November, 2019

I am very excited to announce that I will start my own lab at the amazing Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest in the beginning of 2020. I will be looking for talented, creative, and motivated new lab members soon. 

ARO midwinter meeting

Feb 20-24, 2021

Orlando, FL, USA


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.


Post-docs may want to look at the Banting FellowshipsMarie Curie fellowships (Europeans), CIHR FellowshipsNSERC Fellowships, or other lists provided by UofO and JHU.


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.



Björn Herrmann

Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest

3560 Bathurst St, North York

M6A 2E1, ON, Canada

+1 416 785 2500 ext. 2614

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