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Effects of Age and Hearing Ability on Perception of Spanish-accented English

Presenters: 

Sandra Gordon-Salant, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland

Description: 

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—This presentation will focus on the perception of Spanish-accented English and its correlation to advancing age and hearing ability.

Dr. Sandra Gordon-Salant’s research interests include the effects of aging and hearing loss on auditory processes, as well as signal enhancement devices for hearing-impaired listeners. She has published over 70 articles and book chapters on the topic of age-related hearing loss and speech understanding problems of older people. Dr. Gordon-Salant is the senior editor of the book, The Aging Auditory System. She has served as Editor of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America – Express Letters, and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committees on Disability Determination for Individuals with Hearing Impairments and Medical Evaluation of Veterans for Disability Determination. Dr. Gordon-Salant received the prestigious James Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology in 2009 and was elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2011. She also received the Al Kawana Award for outstanding contributions to research from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2013. Her research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health since 1986.


This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture  Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. ​

Date: 

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Location: 

Campus Center, Room 168C, UMass Amherst

Fees: 

Free and open to the public