Dr. Ishikawa Selected for ASHA Program
Dr. Keiko Ishikawa has been selected to participate in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2018 Pathways program, a mentoring program for early career clinical scientists. Dr. Ishikawa will be mentored by Dr. Rahul Shrivastav, vice president for instruction at the University of Georgia and a leading scholar in the area of dysphonic voice quality perception. Dr. Ishikawa’s recent publication, “Predicting Intelligibility Deficit in Dysphonic Speech With Cepstral Peak Prominence,” was featured on the Twitter and LinkedIn pages of the Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. Her study revealed that intelligibility was significantly lower in dysphonic speech than normal speech in the presence of background noise. The correlation between CPP and intelligibility score was moderate when the intelligibility scores were averaged per speaker, leading her to conclude that cepstral peak prominence only moderately predicts intelligibility deficit in dysphonic speech. Accordingly, CPP alone is not sufficient for describing the deficit.