Patrick Boyle studied undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Brunel University, for a Masters in Medical Physics at City University and received his PhD in Auditory Perception at Wolfson College Cambridge. He has worked extensively in speech and hearing perception, initially in telecommunications as a design engineer at Philips, then at the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, where he worked on a signal processing hearing for profoundly deaf people. That project resulted in development of a single channel cochlear implant system. He then moved to the National Health Service, where he worked as a clinical scientist at University College Hospital. For the last 25 years, he has worked at Advanced Bionics in a variety of clinical and research roles. His current position is Senior Director of External Cooperation.