Presentations and publications



Hazan, V. (2017). Speech communication across the lifespan. Acoustics Today, 13 (1), 36-43.

Hazan, V., Tuomainen, O., Tu L., Kim, J., Davis, C., Brungart, D.,  Sheffield, B. (2018) How do aging and age-related hearing loss affect the ability to communicate effectively in challenging communicative conditions? Hearing Research. Available online

Tuomainen, O. T., & Hazan, V. (2018). Investigating Clear Speech Adaptations in Spontaneous Speech Produced in Communicative Settings. In M. Gósy, T. E. Gráczi (Eds.), Challenges in analysis and processing of spontaneous speech. Budapest, Hungary: MTA Nyelvtudományi Intézet, Budapest. doi:10.18135/CAPSS
Hazan, V. L., Tuomainen, O., Kim, J., Davis, C., Sheffield, B., & Brungart, D. (2018). Clear speech adaptations in spontaneous speech produced by young and older adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144, 1331-1346. doi/10.1121/1.5053218 

Impact article

Hazan, V. and Tuomainen, O. (2017) Speech communication in older adults: an acoustic and perceptual investigation – ESRC, Impact, volume 2017, 9, 58-60.

Conference proceedings

Tuomainen, O. and Hazan, V. (2016). Articulation rate in adverse listening conditions in younger and older adults Proceedings of Interspeech 2016, 8-12 September 2016, San Francisco, USA.

Davis, C., Kim, J., Tuomainen, O., Hazan, V. (2017) The effect of age and hearing loss on partner-directed gaze in a communicative task Proceedings of AVSP 2017, 25-26 August 2017, Stockholm, Sweden.

Invited talks (Valerie Hazan)

November 2015                ‘Clear speech adaptations across the lifespan’. Special session on ‘Speech development across the lifespan’, 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of   America, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

December 2015                ‘Clear speech adaptations in younger and older adults’. Workshop on Individual  differences in language processing across the adult lifespan: implications for models of  comprehension and production, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

January 2016                    ‘Clear speech strategies in adverse listening conditions’. Speech in Noise conference (SpIN 2016), Groningen, Netherlands.

February 2016                   ‘The effect of age and hearing loss on speech communication: studies with children with hearing impairment and older adults’. 52nd Annual Conference of  the Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association, Jerusalem, Israel.

September 2016                ‘Speech Communication across the lifespan’. Invited seminar, University of Concepcion, Chile.

May 2017                ‘Spontaneous speech adaptations in challenging communicative conditions across the lifespan’. Plenary talk, Workshop on Challenges in Analysis and Processing of Spontaneous Speech (CAPSS2017), Budapest, Hungary.

October 2017         ‘ How do Aging and Presbycusis Affect The Ability to Communicate Effectively in Challenging Conditions’. Invited talk, Aging & Speech Communication Research Conference 2017, November 5-8, 2017, USF Tampa, USA.

Invited talks (Outi Tuomainen)

January 2018  ‘Effects of mild age-related hearing loss and background noise on speech communication’. Invited talk, Speech in Noise workshop (SPiN 2018), January 11-12, Glasgow, UK.

Additional conference presentations (abstracts)

Hazan, V & Tuomainen, O. (2016). Clear speech strategies of older adult speakers: the role of vocal effort. The 2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions (PASRAC2), 31 October-1 November, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. (oral presentation by Valerie Hazan)

Tuomainen, O. & Hazan, V. (2016). Suprasegmental characteristics of spontaneous speech produced in good and challenging communicative conditions by younger and older adults. The 5th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, 1-5 December 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii. (poster presentation)

Tuomainen, O. & Hazan, V. (2017). Disfluencies in spontaneous speech in younger and older adults in easy and difficult communicative situations. Workshop on Challenges in Analysis and Processing of Spontaneous Speech (CAPSS2017), 15-17 May 2017, Budapest, Hungary. (oral presentation by Outi Tuomainen)

Tuomainen, O. & Hazan, V. (2017) Investigating the intelligibility of younger and older adult talkers in adverse listening conditions within an interactive task: speech intelligibility in adverse listening conditions. 4th International Conference on Cognitive Hearing Science for Communication, 18–21 June 2017, Linkoping, Sweden. (oral presentation by Outi Tuomainen)

Hazan, V. & Tuomainen, V. (2017) Effects of ageing on speech production and speaker intelligibility. OVERHEAR: Real-world assessment of hearing aids and listening behaviour conference, 6-7 October 2017, London, UK. (oral presentation by Outi Tuomainen)

Hazan, V. and Tuomainen, O. (2017). Do older and younger adult listeners show a “clear speech benefit” for speech produced by older adult talkers? The 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, 4-8 December 2017, New Orleans (Hazan & Tuomainen_ASA_fall2017)

Edited works

Book of abstracts, Workshop on Speech Perception and Production across the Lifespan (SPPL2017), 26-27 May 2017, UCL. , Hazan V. (editor).


Valerie Hazan interviewed about women’s voices in Let Her Speak (Cast Iron radio production for BBC Radio 3), 6 November 2016.