Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

West Chester University

Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA  19383
Phone:  610.436.2115
Fax:  610.436.3388
cgunter@wcupa.edu


Michael Weiss – Professor/Department Chairperson and Coordinator, Graduate Program

Education

Ph.D. Speech Science, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana (1970)
M.S. Speech Science, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana (1968)
B.A. Speech, Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y. (1964)

Courses Taught

SPP 106 – Anatomy of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
SPP 203 – Speech and Hearing Science
SPP 207 – Introduction to Phonetics
SPP 501 – Foundations of Research
SPP 502 – Experimental Phonetics
SPP 508 – Neurology of Speech and Hearing
SPP 523 – Voice Disorders

Research Interests

The relationship between cardiovascular fitness and Hearing loss
Application of acoustical measurement instrumentation in clinical evaluation and remediation of speech disorders
Speech produced with an electrolarynx

Publications

Weiss, M.S. and House, A.S.  Perception of dichotically presented vowels. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 53, 1973, 51‑58.

Weiss, M.S. and Lunin, L.F.  Information Center‑‑professional resource.  Asha, Jan., 1975, 63‑64.

Weiss, M.S., Yeni‑Komshian, G.H. and Heinz, J.M.  Acoustic and perceptual characteristics of speech produced with an electronic artificial larynx.  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 65, 1979, 1298‑1308.

Resnick S.B. and Weiss, M.S.  Masking of filtered noise bursts by synthetic vowels.  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 66, 1979, 674‑677.

Weiss, M.S. and Basili, A.G.  Electrolarynx speech produced by laryngectomized talkers: perceptual characteristics.  J. Speech and Hearing Research, 28, June, 1985, 294-300.
Presentations
Spadaford, M P and Weiss, M. (Vovember, 2007). The ability of listeners to discriminate formant and
undamental frequency change in synthetic vowel stimuli. Annual concention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Boston, MA.

Koenig, M., Gunter, C. D., Stratton, C., Stuart, E., & Weiss, M.  (November, 2001).  Distance education:  problems and solutions.  Annual Convention, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Weiss, M. and Townsend, T. Computer-based learning in a speech and hearing science course.  Eighth Annual Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 1996.

Townsend, T. and Weiss, M.  Computer use in communication disorders.  Third Annual Conference on the use of Computers and Computer-Based Technology Across the Curriculum.  SSHE  conference, Bloomsburg University, May, 1996.

Oncley, P., Oncley, L. and Weiss, M.  Acoustical changes in singers’ voices related to voice instruction. Twenty-fourth Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, June, 1995.

Weiss, M., Oncley, L. and Brooks, C.  The effects of performance space on actors’ voices. Twenty-fourth Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, June, 1995.

Oncley, L. and Weiss, M.  The voice characteristics of Janis Joplin: 1963-1970.  Twenty-third Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, June, 1994.

Weiss, M. and Oncley, L.  A study of the durational and spectral characteristics of the speech of actors and untrained speakers.  Twenty-third Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, June, 1994.

Stratton, C., Burkland, G. and Weiss, M.  Speech intelligibility with an orthodontic retainer: a sound spectrographic study.  Convention of the American Speech‑Language‑Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA, November, 1991.

Oncley, L.G. and Weiss, M.S.  Optimum vocal frequency: fixed or changing?  Nineteenth Annual Symposium: Care of the professional voice, Philadelphia, PA, May 1990.

Weiss, M.S. and Basili, A.G.  Acoustic characteristics of electrolarynx speech produced by laryngectomees.  Convention of the American Speech‑Language‑Hearing Association, San Francisco, CA, November, 1984.

Weiss, M.S. and Basili, A.G.  Electrolarynges: same or different?  Convention of the American Speech‑Language‑Hearing Association, Toronto, Canada, November, 1982.

Weiss, M.S. and Basili, A.G.  The perception of electrolarynx speech.  Convention of the American Speech‑Language‑Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1981.

Weiss, M.S. and Philips, B.J.  Vocal initiation patterns of children:  normal and abnormal.  Convention of the American Speech‑Language-­Hearing Association, San Francisco, CA, November, 1978.

Weiss, M.S.  Bibliographic Information Centers.  International Congress on Communication Disorders, Caracas, Venezuela, 1977.

Yeni‑Komshian, G.H., Weiss, M.S. and Heinz, J.M.  Intelligibility of speech produced with an electronic artificial larynx.  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 58, S112, 1975. (Abstract)

Weiss, M.S., Yeni‑Komshian, G.H. and Heinz, J.M.  Acoustic character­istics of speech produced with an electronic artificial larynx.  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 58, S112, 1975. (Abstract)

Weiss, M.S. and Horii, Y.  Acoustic Analysis of voices before and after Teflon‑injection of the vocal cords.  Convention of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Washington, D.C., November, 1975.

Weiss, M.S., Yeni‑Komshian, G.H., Heinz, J.M., Resnick, S.B. and Perkins, S.  Speech with an electronic artificial larynx: some acoustic/perceptual correlates. Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress on Acoustics, London, England, 1974.

Weiss, M.S., Resnick, S.B. and Heinz, J.M.  Masking of filtered noise bursts by synthetic vowels.  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 55, S88, Spring, 1974. (Abstract)

Weiss, M.S. and House, A.S.  Is there a right‑ear preference for dichotically presented vowels?  J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 49, 1971, 96. (Abstract)

House, A.S. and Weiss, M.S.  Is the consonant‑vowel amplitude ratio an index of talker intelligibility?  Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress on Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan, 1968.
Professional affiliations

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, member
Acoustical Society of America, member