About Hari Bharadwaj
I am an auditory neuroscientist with a broad engineering background. With the help of students, staff, and collaborators, I study the physiology of how sound information is encoded and analyzed by our ears and brains in complex/noisy environments (such as crowded restaurants, cocktail parties, and busy streets). We aim to understand not only how hearing successfully works in these environments, but also how it can fail in diverse forms of hearing loss and in individuals with neurological disorders. In doing so, we seek to advance precision diagnostics for hearing problems, improve assistive devices such hearing aids and cochlear implants, and mimic physiological auditory computations in machines for audio applications.