I direct The Cognitive Hearing Laboratory and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Prior, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Sunnybrook Research Institute within the Department of Otolaryngology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and before that, I was a postdoctoral associate in the School of Speech Therapy and Audiology at the University of Montreal. I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from McMaster University, and a M.A. in Speech and Hearing Science and B.Mus. in Music Theory from The Ohio State University.
My research interests cover a wide range of auditory topics, including hearing loss, cochlear implants, tinnitus, speech and music perception, auditory cognition, and cochlear physiology. I am also interested in how hearing loss affects other senses, such as vision and touch. I use techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), computational modeling, psychophysics, and array of clinical hearing testing, and other types of behavioural measurements. My research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, The Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and the American Tinnitus Association.
I enjoy hiking, camping, wildlife photography, yardwork, culinary arts, and quiet.
btpaul [at] ryerson [dot] ca