Welcome to the Cognitive Hearing Laboratory. 

We do scientific research to study relationship between the brain and the ear. The way that we hear shapes how we we think about information and remember it, how we act and feel, and how use other senses like touch and vision.

At the moment, we are focusing on what happens to the brain when hearing is lost through adulthood and into later life. We’re interested in how the brain changes and adapts with hearing loss, and how social and environmental factors play a role.

The knowledge we gain from our research can be used improve people’s health and well-being, to develop technologies that help human communication, and to design accessible spaces in which we live, work, and recreate.


March 2023: Patricia Aguiar is awarded a Jackman Foundation Psychology Graduate Student Bursary. Congratulations Patricia!

Marie Scicchitano is also awarded a CSA Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship. Congrats Marie!

February 2023: Patricia Aguiar and Mica Pec present posters on hearing loss and its relationship to visual function at the 2023 ARO MidWinter Meeting in Orlando Florida. Well done Patricia and Mica!

January 2023: The lab welcomes Marie Scicchitano (Practicum student), Tierra Bennett (volunteer), and Nikita Jogadia (volunteer) to the laboratory!

September 2022: The lab welcomes Mica Pec (MA1 student) and Ales Thamir (research volunteer) to the laboratory!

April 2022: Practicum student Rayna Adachi is awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity grant from the Faculty of Arts at TMU. Congratulations Rayna!

September 2021: The lab welcomes Patricia V. Aguiar (MA1 student), Michelle Williams (UG thesis student) and Jennifer Hanna Al-Shaikh (research volunteer) to the laboratory!

August 2021: Dr. Paul receives full funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Province of Ontario through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund to study hearing loss at the cocktail party

June 2021: Dr. Paul receives an NSERC Discovery Grant and a Discovery Launch Supplement to study visual plasticity in partial hearing loss

Our work is sponsored by: