Lauren Calandruccio, PhD

SHS_Calandruccio.jpgAssistant Professor
Phone:  (919) 962-4906
Fax: (919) 966-0100
Email: lauren_calandruccio@med.unc.edu

Education

  • Knowles Postdoctoral Fellow – Northwestern University, 2007-2009
  • PhD, Audiology - Syracuse University, 2007
  • MA, Audiology – Indiana University, 2002
  • BA, Speech and Hearing Sciences (major), Psychology (minor) – Indiana University, 2000

Biography

Dr. Calandruccio joined the Department of Allied Health Sciences in the Fall of 2012. Her research foci include speech perception for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners and native and non-native English speech perception in noise. Dr. Calandruccio completed her postdoctoral training at Northwestern University where she split her time between the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. More recently, she spent three years as a faculty member at Queens College of the City University of New York in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders working with an extremely diverse student body and linguistically diverse research population. A goal of her research is to improve communication for listeners with hearing loss regardless of their native language.

Courses Taught

SPHS 730 – Instrumentation and Calibration

Selected Peer-reviewed publications

Calandruccio, L. and Smiljanic, R. (2012). New Sentence Recognition Materials Developed Using a Basic Non-native English Lexicon. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research,
Brouwer, S., Van Engen, K., Calandruccio, L., and Bradlow, A. (2012). Linguistic contributions to speech-on-speech masking for native and non-native listeners: Language familiarity and semantic content. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 131(2): 1449-1464.
Calandruccio, L., Dhar, S., and Bradlow, A. (2010). Speech-on-speech masking with variable access to the linguistic content of the masker speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(2): 860-869.
Calandruccio, L., Van Engen, K., Dhar, S., and Bradlow, A. (2010).  The effectiveness of clear speech as a masker. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research 53(6): 1458-1471.