Miles is a second year Doctor of Audiology student at Northwestern University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Audio Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. Miles chose to pursue Audiology right before starting the 8th grade because he wanted a career in which he could incorporate American Sign Language. As his knowledge of the field progressed, he discovered he had research interests in amplification technology, signal processing, tinnitus, and musician audiologic care. Currently, he is investigating how the variability in the placement of hearing aids on the ear changes the vertical orientation of the microphone array, and how this variability affects amplification outcomes including speech understanding in noise. In his free time, Miles enjoys playing guitar, researching anything else that catches his interest, and driving around new cities.