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Speech & Auditory Perception Laboratory

Sarah Yoho Leopold

Primary Investigator: Sarah Yoho Leopold, Ph.D.

Laboratory Phone: 435-797-0396

E-mail: sarah.leopold@usu.edu

Individuals with hearing loss often struggle to understand speech, particularly when in noisy environments such as restaurants and social gatherings. This difficulty can be very disruptive to communication and can have a profound impact on the life of the individual with hearing loss. The mission of the Speech and Auditory Perception Lab is to increase our understanding of both normal and impaired hearing, and to develop techniques to overcome difficulties associated with hearing loss.

Please visit the SAP LAB website at www.saplabresearch.com

 

Mandel, M. I., Yoho, S. E. & Healy, E. W. (2016). Measuring time-frequency importance functions of speech with bubble noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, 2542-2553.    

Healy, E. W. & Yoho, S. E. (2016). Difficulties understanding speech in noise by the hearing impaired: Underlying causes and technological solutions. Proceedings of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 2016 Conference, 89-92. 

Chen, J., Wang, Y., Yoho, S. E., Wang, D., & Healy, E. W. (2016). Large-scale training to increase speech intelligibility for hearing-impaired listeners in novel noises. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, 2604-2612. 

Healy, E.W., Yoho, S.E., Chen, J., Wang, Y. & Wang, D.L. (2015). An algorithm to increase speech intelligibility for hearing-impaired listeners in novel segments of the same noise type. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1660-1669.  

Apoux, F., Youngdahl, C.L., Yoho, S.E., & Healy, E.W. (2015). Dual-carrier processing to convey temporal fine structure cues: Implications for cochlear implants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1469-1480. 

Healy, E. W., Yoho, S. E., Wang, Y., Apoux, F., & Wang, D.L. (2014). Speech-cue transmission by an algorithm to increase consonant recognition in noise for hearing-impaired listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136, 3325-3336.  

Mandel, M. I., Yoho, S. E., Healy, E. W. (2014).  Generalizing time-frequency importance functions across noises, talkers, and phonemes. Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2014, 2016-2020. 

Healy, E. W., Yoho, S. E., Wang, Y., & Wang, D. L. (2013). An algorithm to improve speech recognition in noise for hearing-impaired listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 3029-3038.

Apoux, F., Yoho, S. E., Youngdahl, C. L., & Healy, E. W. (2013). Role and relative contribution of temporal envelope and fine structure cues in sentence recognition by normal-hearing listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 2205-2212. 

Healy, E. W., Yoho, S. E., & Apoux, F. (2013). Band importance for sentences and words reexamined. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133, 463-473.