This course will discuss recent investigations on the perception and communication of vocal emotion in speech by child and adult listeners with cochlear implants. The effects of development due to age and hearing loss on vocal emotion recognition will be covered. Topics will include voice pitch perception with cochlear implants and with acoustic hearing, acoustic cues for vocal emotions, descriptions of our studies and results, and implications for patients with hearing loss, with or without cochlear implants.
Course created on September 26, 2018
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the acoustic cues for vocal emotions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how children with CIs communicate vocal emotion in their speech, compared to their normally-hearing peers.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe factors that play a role in the perception of vocal emotion by listeners with cochlear implants and with hearing loss.
|5-10 Minutes||Acoustic Cues for Vocal Emotions|
|10-30 Minutes||Cochlear implants and vocal emotion recognition|
|30-40 Minutes||Vocal emotion production by children with cochlear implants|
|40-50 Minutes||Effects of age, hearing loss and cochlear implants on vocal emotion recognition by adults|
|50-55 Minutes||Summary and Acknowledgements|
Director, Auditory Prostheses and Perception Laboratory
Dr. Monita Chatterjee holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, and a PhD degree in Neuroscience from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. She became interested in cochlear implants during her graduate studies and joined Dr. Robert Shannon’s lab at House Ear Institute as a post-doc after her PhD work. She held positions as laboratory director/faculty at House Ear Institute and at the University of Maryland-College Park, and is presently Director of the Auditory Prostheses & Perception Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE. Her laboratory conducts research on auditory and speech perception in children and adults with normal hearing, hearing loss, and cochlear implants. Dr. Chatterjee’s research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health since 1998.
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