AES Member Profile

Jon Boley

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Audio Fields:

  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Hearing and Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Consumer - Telecommunications Software
  • Consumer - Telecommunications Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Researcher
  • DSP Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Software Designer
  • Software Engineer


Jon Boley, Ph.D. is a research program manager & senior scientist at GN Hearing, where he designs psychoacoustic experiments to push the limits of tiny audio systems (hearing aids). His research involves sensory analysis, experimental design, psychoacoustic & neural modeling, electroacoustics, and signal processing.

Education Background

He has a BS in Electrical Engineering (Univ of Illinois), an MS in Music Engineering (Univ of Miami), and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (Purdue Univ).

Employment History

Jon has over 20 years of experience in the electronics & audio industries. He started his career as an electronics technician, then as a DSP engineer at Motorola and Shure, before switching his focus to psychoacoustics. He spent a few years as a neuroscientist and consultant, then joined GN Hearing in 2011.

Related Experience

Dr. Boley is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and a senior member of IEEE. He has been a member of the Moving Picture Experts Group, and contributed to the MPEG Surround international standard. He founded the AES student section at the University of Illinois, has served as a treasurer and committee member for the Chicago AES section, and serves on multiple AES technical committees. He also regularly reviews manuscripts for a variety of scientific journals, conferences, and book publishers.

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