John Usher was
raised in Devon, England. In 2001 he received a B.Eng.
Electroacoustics from the School of Acoustics,
University of Salford
From 2001 to 2006, he undertook a Ph.D. at McGill
Montreal, where he was supervised by Dr. W.L. Martens;
Woszczyk; Dr. J. Benesty and Prof. A. Bregman. His Ph.D.
thesis was on
the theoretical development and subjective evaluation of
a new ambiance
He has conducted research at the acoustics department of
Olufsen (Struer, Denmark) and the DSP group at Philips
(Eindhoven, Netherlands), and undertaken music research
the Banff Centre, Canada.
Since 2006 he has been chief system architect at Hearium
Personics); a new high-tech hearing protection and audio
processing company, where he has over 50 pending patents
After a year working in Barcelona on room acoustics and
upmixing at Fundacio Barcelona Media John has relocated
Francisco to continue his work for Hearium Labs.