SPHS Workshop for Instructors,
2004
A workshop for instructors interested in teaching "Mathematics and
Physcis for Speech and Hearing: A Problem Based Approach" will be offered
June 56, 2004. It will be similar to a previous workshop held in 2001. The
information below is about the previous 2001 workshop. If you
are interested in receiving information about a 2004 workshop, please contact
either : deddins@buffalo.edu or pkehle@indiana.edu
The sessions will include handson computer labs to help instructors
master the technology and Excel skills incorporated in the course contained
in the interactive, multimedia text,"Mathematics and Physcis for Speech
and Hearing: A Problem Based Approach", Thomson/Delmar
Learning, ISBN/ISSN 076686247X . Instruction will take place in computer
classrooms and informal work with the three instructors will be available throughout
the workshop. This workshop will be sponsored by NSF. Small grants of $300 will
be available to 23 participants (grants limited to two per university). Grants
can be used to cover the cost of rooms reserved at the Indiana Memorial Union
(about $100/night (some double available), the dinner Saturday night and help
defray transportation costs. To be register,
GOTO APPLICATION
FORM for 2004 Workshop
(This is not a webbased form. It should be printed out and sent in.)
Applications Deadline: March 20, 2004.
Schedule for 2001
Workshop
Short description of course
With support of an NSF grant to Indiana
University to substantially revise undergraduate teaching of
mathematics, David Eddins (Audiology), Diane KewleyPort (Speech
Sciences) and Paul Kehle (Mathematics Education) designed a course to
be taught in speech and hearing departments. It has been taught four
times, and was taught Fall, 2000, at Buffalo by Eddins (CDS282) and
KewleyPort at IU (S319/S519).
It is taught with interactive courseware that has been developed for
eventual publication as a CD. The course primarily consists of five
projects on the topics of: sound generation, vowel synthesis, hearing
aids, clinical decision making and voice disorders. Each has a project,
frequently done with the aid of advanced work with Excel. Problem sets
to review and develop math concepts accompany each project. Projects
can be taught as standalone modules within other courses. The Table of Contents is shown below.
We have attempted to meet several principles and goals
to make this course important to SPHS curricula:

Many aspects of mathematics are essential to
understanding the science taught in SPHS. While we cannot require or
teach the numerous math courses that would be needed to master this
math, it is possible to teach many underlying math concepts found in
our courses.

Math is not a hurdle to get over and forget about.
Math concepts are all around, on the job, in the media, even in leisure
activities. We can teach a course in which math skills become
comfortable, phobias are overcome, and students will take pride in
being able to apply this knowledge to everyday life.

Math is learned by doing it. It will be more
motivating if the application of math is clear and meaningful. Our
approach is to interleave the teaching of fundamental math concepts
with the associated fundamentals of speech and hearing in order to
directly link the two. In addition, the evaluation of student
understanding is by means of interactive projects, requiring both
mathematical solutions and interpretations of basic or clinical
problems in SPHS.
Please contact deddins@buffalo.edu
or call 716 8292797 Ext. 612 to sign up for the workshop.
Updated: 12/30/03
Table
of Contents for:
Module 1: Simple
Sounds, Decibels, & Trigonometric Functions


Readings 

Section 1.1: Course overview

Section 1.2: Equations,
variables, functions, & graphs

Section 1.3: Sound
transmission & sinusoids

Section 1.4: Measurement
scales & decibels

Section 1.5: Digital
representation of sounds

Assignments 

PS1.1: Variables,
functions, & graphs

PS1.2: Sine functions

PS1.3: Decibels

Project 1: Generate and
play puretone signals


Module 2: Vowel
Synthesis & Fourier Transforms


Readings 

Section 2.1: Speech
Production

Section 2.2: Introduction
to Fourier Transforms

Section 2.3: Frequency
Scales, Harmonics, & Music Synthesis

Section 2.4: Fourier
Analysis & FastFourier Transforms

Section 2.5: Vowel Synthesis

Assignments 

PS2.1: Composition and
Decomposition of Complex Waveforms

PS2.2: Harmonics &
Complex Sounds

Project 2: Vowel Synthesis

Module 3:
Audition, Amplification, & Linear Systems Analysis


Readings 

Section 3.1:
Introduction to Systems

Section 3.2:
Composition of Functions & Vectors

Section 3.3:
Resonance, Impedance, & Filtering

Section 3.4:
Overview of the Auditory System

Section 3.5:
Transfer Functions in the Auditory System

Assignments 

PS3.1:
Composition of Functions & Vectors for LTI Systems Theory

PS3.2:
ComputerBased Model of the Conductive Auditory System

Project 3: A "Functional"
Representation of Audition

Module
4: Clinical Decision Making & Probability Theory


Readings 

Section
4.1: Overview of Probability Theory in SPHS

Section
4.2: Bernoulli Trials, Binomial Events, & Random Variables

Section
4.3: Linking Probability Theory & Epidemiology

Section
4.4: Predictions & Test Selection

Section
4.5: Test Protocols & CostBenefit Analyses

Assignments 

PS4.1:
Probability, Decision Trees & Matrices

PS4.2:
CostBenefit Analysis of an Auditory Screening Protocol

Project
4: CostBenefit Analysis & Testing Protocol Design

Module 5:
Voice Disorders & Signal Processing


Readings 

Section
5.1: Anatomical & Physiological Aspects of Voice

Section
5.2: Signals in Noise & the HarmonictoNoise Ratio

Section
5.3: Perceptual & Acoustical Properties of Normal &
Pathological Voices

Assignments 

PS5.1: Arrays
for Signal Processing

Project
5: Voice Quality Analysis




