Speech in masks: New papers out

Our lab has two papers now available that report on the effects of face masks on speech: “The impact of face masks on spectral acoustics of speech: Effect of clear and loud speech styles” was just published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

ASHFoundation New Investigators Research Grant

Thea recently received the 2021 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Investigators Research Grant! This grant will support the project “Prominence and communicative intent in dysarthria.” Read more about this funding mechanism here.


Thea was selected as a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2021 Advancing Academic-Research Career (AARC) Award! This award supports the academic-research careers of early career faculty through mentored research and teaching activities.

Measuring speech intelligibility using Praat: Part I

In a nutshell This is Part 1 of a series of posts on writing a set of scripts to administer perceptual rating scale listening tasks using Praat software.

Producing annotated bibliographies with Mendeley (and a little bit of LaTeX)

I’ve whittled away quite a bit of time trying to optimize my workflow for getting started on new research projects. Finding a good reference manager is a big, big part of that optimization.