Does someone’s ability to hear a speech signal give us all the information we need?
Communication entails more than exchanging words. Voices carry vital information about their internal states as well, such as emotion. I was recently an investigator in a study that looked at how hearing aid use affected the perception of emotion in speech and the recognition of speech spoken with emotion. Since this study, I joined several colleagues from Ryerson University and Phonak AG to develop a questionnaire that would allow us to measure hearing handicap related to affective emotion speech. When we assessed the questionnaire, we found that, on average, adults with hearing impairment experience handicap when listening to emotion in speech and current generation hearing aids do not appear to address this performance deficit. To some extent, this is not too surprising because the focus of hearing instrument research, to date, has more focused on optimizing speech intelligibility and sound quality rather than emotion identification.
Amanda Wansa , University of Central Florida. To be a fully functioning theatre practitioner, the developing student artist becomes equipped with a practical skill set that is ordinarily cultivated through formal training and study. However, students often develop a vast array of talents and skills within the profession and find themselves standing at a crossroads between what "kind" of artist to be; what singular aspect of the arts on which to focus. Why not do it all? For those students who "do it all", there is an additional challenge: the artist who is a student immersed in daytime study and nighttime production obligations has to wear two caps. One is that of the learner and one is that of the employee, the producer, and perhaps even the teacher. When are these caps traded or are they both worn through all processes? This thesis will reveal my creative and practical processes from two productions at the University of Central Florida for which I played on- and offstage roles: I worked as a Sound Designer and featured actor in Sophie Treadwell's Machinal; I was the Vocal Director for Urinetown: The Musical, and also played Penelope Pennywise, a leading role. I will describe the challenges and successes of each project by examining the following evidence: my personal process with each piece, demonstrated through reflection and examples from the work; interviews with those involved in the productions as well as outside reviews and feedback; and research of each play. Research will include production history, intent of authors, and aspects that informed my work both onstage and off.
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