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About Me

My name is Micah Hirsch and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. My research interests are in motor speech disorders, speech science, and the metascience of speech science. My work currently focuses on the listener factors that impact perception of disordered speech. I am also interested in improving the reliability and validity of acoustic and perceptual measures and using advanced statistical methods to solve complex problems in speech science research.

My current publications and presentations are listed below. I am a big proponent of open science. Therefore, whenever possible, I include links to the published articles, archived preprint or postprint manuscript versions, datasets, analysis code, and other supplementary materials. My full CV is available to download by clicking the button below. 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ongoing
Ph.D.
Communication Science and Disorders
Florida State University
2020
Cert.
Measurement and Statistics
Florida State University
2019
M.S.
Communication Science and Disorders
Florida State University
2017
B.S.
Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University

Publications

Submitted

Thompson, A.R., Hirsch, M.E., Kim, Y-J, & Lansford, K.L. (submitted). Vowel acoustics as predictors of speech intelligibility in dysarthria. Submitted to the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

2022

Hirsch, M.E., Thompson, A.R., Lansford, K.L., & Kim, Y-J. (2022). The reliability and validity of speech-language pathologists’ estimations of speech intelligibility in dysarthria. Brain Sciences. 12(8). 1011.

2021

Hirsch, M.E., Lansford, K. L., Barrett, T., & Borrie, S. A. (2021). Generalized learning of dysarthric speech between male and female talkers. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 64(2), 444-451.

Presentations

2022

Thompson, A.R., Hirsch, M.E., Kim, Y-J., Lansford, K.L. (2022). Vowel acoustics as predictors of speech intelligibility in dysarthria [Lecture]. Motor Speech Conference, Charleston, S.C.

2021

Thompson, A.R., Hirsch, M.E., Lansford, K.L., & Kim, Y-J. (2021). Speech language pathologists’ approximations of speech intelligibility in dysarthria [Poster]. Annual 2021 American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

2021

Hirsch, M.E., Therrien, M., Borrie, S.A., & Lansford, K.L. (2021). Listener comfort and its impact on successful communication: A qualitative analysis [Poster]. Annual 2021 American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

2019

Hirsch, M.E., Lansford, K.L., Borrie, S., & Barrett, T. (2019). Familiarization of dysarthric speech: Generalization between speakers of different sex [Poster]. Annual 2019 American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

2017

Weinhold, J., Becvar, B., Hirsch, M., & Wisler, A. (2017). Signal processing analysis of /r/ - Toward identifying acoustic features that can predict acquisition of /r/ [Lecture]. Annual 2017 American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA.

2016

Weinhold, J., Hirsch, M., & Wisler, A. (2016). Signal processing analysis of adult productions of /r/: Beyond F2 and F3 [Poster]. Annual 2016 American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

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