Title

Associate Professor

Contact Information

To add this person's contact info to Google, first click the link to download the .csv file. Then sign into contacts.google.com, click on Import Contacts, and upload the .csv file you have downloaded.


Office: 128 TLRB
Department:
COMD

Brief Biography

PhD The Ohio State University


MA The Ohio State University


BA Brigham Young University

Teaching Interests

ComD 320 - Speech Anatomy and Physiology


ComD 331 - Clinical Phonetics


ComD 676 - Aphasia


ComD 634 - Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Interests

Speech production in adults and typically developing children


Acoustic analysis of the professional voice


Cross-linguistic communication (Mandarin/English)


Acoustic analysis of speech


Second language acquisition & cross-linguistic communication (Mandarin)


Communicative rehabilitation from neurologic injury

Awards

The 2013 Nancy Peery Marriott Outstanding Teacher Award

McKay School of Education

2013

Selected Publications

Russian Palatalized and Unpalatalized Consonants: An Electropalatographic and Acoustic Analysis of Native Speaker and Learner Productions. (2016)

Authors: Hacking, Jane; Smith, Bruce; Nissen, Shawn L; Allen, Hannah

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

City: Amsterdam

Country: Netherlands

Volume: 54

Page Numbers: 98-108

Teaching a phonetics course with a high student enrolment using a blended-learning format (2015)

Authors: Nissen, Shawn L

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Publisher: University College London

Page Numbers: 63-66

ISBN: 978-0-9926394-1-9

Nebulized isotonic saline improves voice production in Sjögren’s Syndrome (2015)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Nissen, Shawn L; Merrill, Ray M; Miner, Alison; Channell, Ron W; Miller, Karla; Elstad, Mark; Kendall, Katherine; Roy, Nelson

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Indianapolis, Indiana

Country: USA

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

Voice, Speech, and Laryngeal Features of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome (2014)

Authors: Heller, Amanda; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Roy, Nelson; Nissen, Shawn L; Merrill, Ray M; Merrill, Karla; Houtz, Daniel; Ellerston, Julia; Kendall, Katherine

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: American Broncho-Esophagological Association

City: St Lewis, MO

Country: USA

Volume: 123

Issue: 11

Page Numbers: 778-785

ISSN: ISSN 0003-4894

URL: http://www.annals.com/

Editors: Richard J.H. Smith

Abstract: click to view

Objectives: This study examined voice, speech and laryngeal characteristics in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (pSS). Methods: Eleven patients (10 female, 1 male; mean age, 57 years; standard deviation, 14 years) from The University of Utah Division of Rheumatology provided connected speech and sustained vowel samples. Analyses included the Multi-Dimensional Voice Profile,™ the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice,™ and dysphonia severity, speech clarity, and videolaryngostroboscopy ratings. Results: Shimmer, amplitude perturbation quotient, and average fundamental frequency differed significantly from normative values (p<.01). Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia values indicated mild-to-moderate dysphonia in connected speech (mean, 20.26; standard deviation, 8.36) and sustained vowels (mean, 16.91; standard deviation, 11.08). Ratings of dysphonia severity and speech clarity using 10 cm visual analog scales suggested mild-to-moderate dysphonia in connected speech (mean, 2.11; standard deviation, 1.72) and sustained vowels (mean, 3.13; standard deviation, 2.20) and mildly reduced speech clarity (mean, 1.46; standard deviation, 1.36). Videolaryngostroboscopic ratings indicated mild-to-moderate dryness and mild reductions in overall laryngeal function. Voice Handicap Index scores indicated mild-to-moderate voice symptoms (mean, 43; standard deviation, 23). Conclusions: Individuals with pSS may experience dysphonia and articulatory imprecision, typically in the mild-to-moderate range. These findings have implications for diagnostic and referral practices in pSS.

The Effect of Dialect on Speech Audiometry Testing (2013)

Authors: Nissen, Shawn L; Harris, Richard W; Channell, Ron W; Richardson, Nathan; Garlick, Jamie; Eggett, Dennis Lee

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: American Speech and Hearing Association

Volume: 22

Page Numbers: 233-240

The effects of practice on the concurrent performance of a speech and postural task in persons with Parkinson disease and healthy controls (2013)

Authors: Foreman, K; Sondrup, Stuart; Dromey, Christopher D; Jarvis, Eon; Nissen, Shawn L; Dibble, Leland

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Hindawi

Volume: 2013

The development of psychometrically equivalent Cantonese speech audiometry materials (2011)

Authors: Nissen, Shawn L; Harris, Richard W; Channell, Ron W; Conklin, Brooke; Kim, Misty; Wong, Lena

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 50

Page Numbers: 191-201

Bidirectional interference between speech and postural stability in individuals with Parkinson?s disease (2010)

Authors: Dromey, Christopher D; Jarvis, Eon; Sondrup, Stuart; Nissen, Shawn L; Foreman, K.; Dibble, Leland

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 12

Page Numbers: 446-454

Articulatory changes in muscle tension dysphonia: Evidence of vowel space expansion following manual circumlaryngeal therapy. (2009)

Authors: Roy, Nelson; Nissen, Shawn L; Dromey, Christopher D; Sapir, Shimon

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 42

Page Numbers: 124-135

Acoustic and spectral patterns in young children's stop consonant productions. (2009)

Authors: Nissen, Shawn L; Fox, Robert

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 126

Page Numbers: 1369-1378

Mongolian speech audiometry materials. (2009)

Authors: Harris, Richard W; Nissen, Shawn L; Haslam, V.; Gilbert, K.

Publication Type: Other

City: Provo, UT: Brigham Young University.

Psychometrically equivalent Russian speech audiometry materials by male and female talkers. (2007)

Authors: Harris, Richard W; Nissen, Shawn L; Pola, M.; McPherson, David L; Tavartkiladze, G.

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Volume: 46

Page Numbers: 47-66