Dr Brent Edwards

Role: HEARing CRC Board - Alternate Director

Dr Edwards is the Director of the National Acoustic Laboratories in Sydney, Australia. For over 22 years he has lead research and development teams at major hearing aid companies and Silicon Valley startups that have developed innovative signal processing algorithms, fitting procedures, diagnostics and outcome measures, wireless technologies, transducers and other technologies that have benefitted hearing aid wearers and dispensers worldwide.

Brent founded and developed the Starkey Hearing Research Center that is currently a leading site for research in hearing impairment and cognition. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent invited speaker at international scientific conferences. Dr. Edwards is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a Fellow of the International Collegium of Rehabilitative Audiology, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine. Brent received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in psychology at the University of Minnesota.