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Examining Emotional Responses to Speech in Noise Using Facial Expressions (PD102504)

Presenter(s): Soumya Venkitakrishnan; Yu-Hsiang Wu; Nicholas P Giuliani
Course Description

Individuals with hearing loss experience negative psychosocial consequences such as distress, depression, and loneliness. If they also experience excessive negative emotional responses (i.e., confusion, frustration, anger) or reduced positive emotional responses (i.e., happiness) compared to listeners with normal hearing, they might be unmotivated to approach communication situations. This course describes a study whose purpose was to determine the feasibility of using facial expressions to measure emotional responses. Authors present data on facial expressions seen in individuals with normal hearing during speech-in-noise tasks with varying signal-to-noise ratios.

This course is a recorded technical research session from the 2021 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 4629V).

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Differentiate between emotion recognition and emotional response
  • Express how facial expressions were used to measure emotional responses 
  • Describe how facial expressions changed with changes in listening difficulty

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2021
End date: June 20, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by June 20, 2027.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102504
Available Through: June 20, 2027