New publications on face masks and speech!

Two new publications came out last week, wrapping up our series on the impacts of face masks on speech. Both of these publications are the first first-author publication of two former RAs - I’m SO incredibly proud of the work these students put in to these projects!


Thea attended the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association meeting held at the University of Salzburg this past week to give a talk on the impact of prominence on speech intelligibility in Parkinson disease.

Acoustical Society of America Meeting 184

If you are in Chicago this week for the Acoustical Society of America Meeting, come swing by our poster on Tuesday afternoon. I’ll be presenting on acoustic prominence in Parkinson’s disease.

MSU Science Fest

“What can speech signals tell us about neurodegenerative disease?” Come learn about speech and what it can tell us about conditions like Parkinson’s. Details: April 1st and 2nd from 10am to 4pm MSU in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, Room 1201.

New publications out!

Two new recently published articles to share! Knowles, T., & Badh, G. (2023). Impact of Face Masks on Speech in Parkinson’s Disease: Effect of Clear and Loud Speech Styles. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-24.

ASHA 2022 presentations

ASHA 2022 presentations This week is the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention (ASHA Convention) which will be held in New Orleans, LA. Two of our lab students, both now first year SLP masters students at the University at Buffalo, will be presenting on their projects and I (Thea) will be giving a pair of panel discussions.

CASA Lab Newsletter

🎉 Congratulations to our lab members’ accomplishments! 🎉 Gursharan graduated from the Masters in CDS and will soon be starting her clinical fellowship–congratulations! 🎉 Amanda graduated from the SLHS major and will be starting her graduate degree at Syracuse University in the fall –congratulations!

Acoustical Society of America Meeting 182

I (Thea) am in Denver for the week at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting. I’ll be presenting a continuation of our speech-in-masks work, this time reporting acoustic findings of the effects of masks and clear and loud speaking styles on the speech of talkers with Parkinson’s disease.

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.

CASA Lab Newsletter: 2021 Recap and what's to come in 2022

Lab Updates! Hello from hybrid lab meetings We are swiftly moving through 2022! We took a moment to reflect back on 2021 to think about some of the major milestones and projects for the lab and about what’s in store in Spring of this year.