Andrew Oxenham received his BMus in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey and spent a year at West German Broadcasting (WDR) in Cologne before embarking on a career in auditory research. He obtained his PhD in 1995 from the University of Cambridge and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Perception Research (IPO) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, before moving to Boston in 1997. After 2 years at Northeastern University and 6 years at MIT, he came to the University of Minnesota in 2006, where he is currently a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology.
He is the author of over 200 papers and book chapters in the area of auditory, music, and speech perception in people with normal hearing, impaired hearing, and cochlear implants. In 2001 he was the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's R. Bruce Linday Award, in 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and in 2009 he received the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He has served as associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, and as Chair of the ASA's Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics, and of the National Institutes of Health Communication Disorders Review Committee (CDRC).
He is the founding Editor in Chief of the journal Trends in Hearing, and co-founder and scientific co-director of the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS).