Ileana Ratiu, a doctoral student in SHS, has been selected to participate in the American Speech-language-Hearing Associations Pathways program which is a nationally recognized program to facilitate researchers in speech and hearing. Her goals for the program include expanding her research foundation to become and independent researcher in Speech and Hearing Sciences and gain valuable knowledge on grant funding and building a successful publication record.
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Ileana Ratiu, a doctoral student in SHS, has been selected to participate in the American Speech-language-Hearing Associations Pathways program
Tia Mulrooney, AuD was awarded the 2013 Student Research Grant in Audiology from the ASHFoundation
Tia Mulrooney, AuD was awarded the 2013 Student Research Grant in Audiology from the ASHFoundation (letter attached). They only award one per year.
Currently, the speech intelligibility index (SII) can be used as a reference to ensure adequate speech perception when fitting hearing aids. However, this value has not been compared to a more difficult task that children perform every day, such as word learning. The purpose of this project is to compare the audibility that children with hearing loss may need to learn new words compared to the audibility needed for speech perception. Children will complete a speech perception task and a word learning task at various SII values until a range of performance is achieved. The optimal SII values for the speech perception task and word learning task will be compared to evaluate the need for a different audibility setting in more difficult tasks, like word learning. Results from this project will indicate whether SII settings verified with speech perception measures are sufficient for important communication tasks.
Profressional Development Series: Strategies for Successful Supervision
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 Time: 9:00a - 4:30p Location: Coor Hall 170, 975 S Myrtle Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281 Cost: $135 This panel presentation of “Strategies in Successful Supervision” will cover a variety of topics relevant for speech language pathologists and audiologists who supervise students, assistants, and CFs across settings. Panelists will highlight challenges and solutions and provide opportunities for group discussion and Q&A. Content of this course partially meets CE requirements for SLPs who supervise SLP-As. Additional on-line content will be provided to SLP-A supervisors at no additional cost in order to complete the ASHA CEU requirement. Faculty Members: Cathy Bacon Karen Roth Kelly Ingram Register here
Andrea Pittman Receives Hearing Aid Grant
The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) announced that Andrea Pittman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Speech and Hearing Science, was selected to receive $150,000 for her research proposal to advance the understanding of the interaction between cognition and hearing aids. Dr. Pittman’s research will assess advanced hearing aid features using behavioral tasks that vary in cognitive demand. Formed in 2012, The Hearing Industry Research Consortium (IRC) is made up of the heads of research from the top hearing aid manufacturers in the world with the purpose of creating research that will benefit the hearing aid industry as a whole.
Hearing for Humanity professional development workshop
The Department of Speech & Hearing Science presents its 1st Annual Workshop for Hearing for Humanity, part of our professional development series with the theme "Topics in Hearing and Balance" featuring ASU Audiology Faculty. The workshop takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th, 2013. Please see our workshop page for more information.
Helms-Tillery, Utianski, and Borrie in Pathways Program
Congratulations to Kate Helms-Tillery, Rene Utianski, and Dr. Stephanie Borrie! They were selected to participate in American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA's) first annual Pathways Program. The program is designed to mentor early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers. There will be a 3-day workshop at ASHA's National Office in February to establish a relationship and develop an educational support plan with high-profile mentors in each of their areas of interest.