Assistive technology for persons with hearing loss to reduce communication challenges in noisy environments
Dr. Linda Thibodeau is known for her work on assistive technology for persons with hearing loss. Her recent research has focused on the evaluation of wireless technology for those with hearing loss where it was shown that the latest digital technology resulted in significantly better speech recognition in noisy situations than previous non-digital technology. Her work in this area is closely related to her teaching, for which she has developed specialized training opportunities in pediatric aural habilitation and adult rehabilitation. Dr. Thibodeau has received the Frederick S. Berg Award in Educational Audiology and the Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award recognizing outstanding achievement in educational audiology. She also has been a delegate to the National Summit on Disabilities. Dr. Thibodeau received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, and her PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals
Thibodeau, L. (2014). Comparison of Speech Recognition with Adaptive Digital and FM Wireless Technology by Listeners who use Hearing Aids. American Journal of Audiology, 23, 201-210.
Thibodeau, L. and Working Group S3/81 (2014). Specification of Performance Measurement of Hearing Assistance Devices/Systems, American National Standards Institute, ANSI/ASA S3.47
Sullivan, J., Thibodeau, L., & Assmann, P. (2013). Auditory Training in Interrupted Noise and Improvements in Speech Recognition in Noise for Children with Hearing Impairment. Journal of Acoustical Society of America. 133, 495-501.