Carla Youngdahl

Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

"I'm passionate about teaching and speech language pathology.  This field is a perfect liberal arts blend of linguistics, psychology, anatomy & physiology, education, and physics.  My current research interests focus on children's development of speech perception, more specifically on how 'auditory attention' plays a role in the ability to attend to speech in noise."

45 Madeleva Hall | 574-284-5093 | cyoungdahl@saintmarys.edu

Carla Youngdahl PhD, CCC-SLP, is a coauthor on several articles in top-tier scientific journals in hearing science, with a focus on understanding speech in noise, and has presented at national/international conferences. Her research currently focuses on speech perception, more specifically on how 'auditory attention' develops and plays a role in the ability to attend to speech in noise (other people talking, loud HVAC, etc.) This research has high relevance for learning in noisy environments at different ages and integrates across both areas of speech language pathology and audiology.  Additionally, Dr. Youngdahl has worked as a certified speech language pathologist for the past ten years with children and adults. Her clinical experience with children spans multiple educational settings ranging from preschool to high school, from small rural districts to large urban districts and with adults in sub-acute and long-term care nursing facilities.

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University

MA, Ohio University

BS, Truman State University

Area of Expertise

Speech Perception

Research Interests

Speech Perception

Developmental Listening Strategies

Acoustics of Speech

Graduate Courses Taught

CSD 502 Assessment

CSD 503 Speech Sound Disorders

Courses Taught

CSD 330 Speech and Hearing Science

CSD 350 Speech Sound Disorders

CSD 240 Phonetics

Professional Experience

  • Saint Mary's College, Assistant Professor, 2015-present
  • The Ohio State University, Teaching Assistant, 2014
  • The Ohio State University, Guest Lecturer, 2009-2013
  • Ohio University, Instructor, 2004

Professional Memberships

American Auditory Society (AAS), 2014-present

Acoustical Society of America (ASA), 2007-present

Ohio Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (OSLHA), 2005-present

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2003-present

ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence

Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology License

Ohio Board of Education Licensure

 

Published Abstracts and Presentations

Youngdahl, C.L., Yoho, S.E., Apoux, F., Holt, R.F., & Healy, E.W. (accepted) Effect of spectrally-remote maskers on sentence recognition by adults and children. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association. Denver, CO.

Youngdahl, C.L., Yoho, S.E., Apoux, F., Holt, R.F., & Healy, E.W. (2015) Effect of spectrally-remote maskers on sentence recognition by adults and children. 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Pittsburgh, PA.

Healy, E.W., Yoho, S.E., Wang, Y., Apoux, F., Youngdahl, C.L., Wang, D.L. (2014). An algorithm to improve speech recognition in noise for hearing-impaired listeners: Consonant identification and articulatory feature transmission (a). 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Providence, RI. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 2412.

Apoux, F., Youngdahl, C.L., Yoho, S.E., & Healy, E.W. (2014). Dual-carrier vocoder: Evidence of a primary role of temporal fine structure in streaming (a). 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Providence, RI. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 2164.

Apoux, F., Youngdahl, C.L., Yoho, S.E., & Healy, E.W. (June, 2013). Can envelope recovery account for speech recognition based on temporal fine structure? 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Healy, E.W., Yoho, S.E., Youngdahl, C.L., & Apoux, F. (June, 2013). Talker effects in speech band importance functions. 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Apoux, F., Berg, C.Y., Yoho, S.E., & Healy, E.W. (January, 2011). Differential contribution of target and masker temporal fine structure to the segregation of speech from noise. 3rd Workshop on Speech in Noise: Intelligibility and Quality. Lyon, France.

*Colin E. Cherry Award winning presentation

Publications

Apoux, F., Berg, C.Y., Yoho, S.E., & Healy, E.W. (May, 2011). Differential contribution of target and masker temporal fine structure to the segregation of speech from noise. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Seattle, WA, USA.

Apoux, F., Youngdahl, C. L., Yoho, S. E., & Healy, E. W. (2015). Dual-carrier processing to convey temporal fine structure cues: Implications for cochlear implants. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, 1469-1480.

Healy, E. W., Youngdahl, C. L., & Apoux, F. (2014). Evidence for independent time-unit processing of speech using noise promoting or suppressing masking release. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135, 581-584.

Healy, E.W., Yoho, S.E., Youngdahl, C.L., & Apoux, F. (2013). Talker effects in speech band importance functions. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 19, 050066, pp. 1-6.

Apoux, F., Yoho, S.E., Youngdahl, C.L., &. Healy, E.W. (2013). Can envelope recovery account for speech recognition based on temporal fine structure? Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 19, 050072, pp. 1-6.

Apoux, F., Yoho, S.E., Youngdahl, C.L., & Healy, E.W. (2013). Role and relative contribution of temporal envelope and fine structure cues in sentence recognition by normal-hearing listeners. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, 2205-2212.

Cochran, P.S., Ellman, K., Imes, S., Kelly, K., Fuemmeler, R., & Youngdahl, C. (2003). Simplifying Civics with Technology. The Catalyst - The Western Center for Microcomputer Applications in Special Education, Summer 2003, Volume 19(4).