Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Dr. Sayles received a BA degree in Natural Sciences and a joint MD/PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (UK). His PhD research focused on neural coding of speech and musical sounds in the mammalian brainstem under realistic acoustic conditions.
Dr. Sayles’ post-doctoral work at the University of Leuven, Belgium evaluated the role of cochlear mechanics in binaural hearing. He was a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow at Purdue, working on auditory neural coding following hearing impairment. He is a member of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Acoustical Society of America.
Currently, his laboratory investigates the relationship between brainstem single-neuron physiology and perception in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners.