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 13 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.She currently supervises graduate students conducting speech language evaluations in South Bend city schools.

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

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

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA), 2007-present
  • American Auditory Society (AAS), 2014-present
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Associations
  • Indiana Speech Pathologist License
  • Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology License 
  • State of Indiana Professional Educator’s License

Published Abstracts and Presentations

Dock, N., Miron, E., Preister E., LaGambina-Lockwitz, C., Goble, K., Beach, H., Lovett, J., & Youngdahl, C.L. (2018). Effectiveness of the cycles phonological remediation in a client with Down syndrome. 81st Annual Spring Convention of the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Indianapolis, IN.

Goble, K., Beach, H., Baert, E., & Youngdahl, C.L (2017). Phonetic and lexical context effects of speech perception in noise in children. American Speech-Hearing-Language Association. Los Angeles, CA.

*Selected for ASHA’s PROmoting the Next GENeration of Researchers program

Youngdahl, C. L., Yoho, S. E., Holt, R. F., Apoux, F., & Healy, E.W. (2016). Effects of interleaved noise on speech recognition in children. 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Salt Lake City, UT.

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. 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

Youngdahl, C.L., Healy, E.W., Yoho, S.E., Apoux, F., & Holt R. F. (2018). The effect of remote masking on the reception of speech by young school-aged children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 61, 420-427.

Yoho, S.E., Healy, E.W., Youngdahl, C.L., Barrett; T., Apoux, F. (2018) Speech-material and talker effects in speech band importance. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, 1417-1426.

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.

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.

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).