Cougar HomeBank Corpus


Mark VanDam
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Washington State University

https:/labs.wsu.edu/vandam/

Participants: 59 HI, 34 NH
Recordings: 527 HI, 225 NH
Type of Study: naturalistic
Location: USA
Media type: audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5WT25

Browsable transcripts

Download CHAT transcripts, ITS files, and metadata

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Citation Information

VanDam, M., Jessup, C., & Tully, T. (2016, November). Fathers’ and mothers’ differential talk to sons and daughters with hearing loss. Poster presented at the 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 5th Joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, HI.

VanDam, M., & Tully, T. (2016, May). Quantity of mothers’ and fathers’ speech to sons and daughters. Talk presented at the 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT. [PDF (83KB)]

Heid, H. N. (2016, March). Semi-automated linguistic transcription of daylong audio files. Poster presented at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Pullman, WA.

VanDam, M., & Silbert, N. (2015, November). Fidelity of automatic speech recognition labeling. Talk presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

VanDam, M., & Carns, K. (2015, November). Acquisition of syntactic question types in children who are hard of hearing. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.

VanDam, M., De Palma, P., Strong, W. E. (2015, May). Fundamental frequency of speech directed to children who have hearing loss. Poster presented at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA. abstract PDF (44KB)

Matalone, H., Stoddard, C., Bookhout, T., & Carns, K. (2015, April). Transcription reliability of the speech of preschoolers with hearing loss. Poster presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Cheney, WA.

Carns, K. 2015. Question Exposure and Production in Preschoolers Who Are Hard-of-Hearing. Unpublished Washington State University master’s thesis. Available: http://vandammark.com/WSU/Carns_2015.pdf

In accordance with TalkBank rules, any use of data from this corpus must be accompanied by at least one of the above references.

Corpus Citation: VanDam, Mark (2018). VanDam Cougar HomeBank Corpus. doi:10.21415/T5WT25

Corpus Description

This tab-delimited text file presents the metadata for the various files in the Cougar corpus.

Here is the key to the fields in this metadata file:

  1. DOB = date of birth
  2. ID = 4-character subject identifier
  3. isHL = has hearing loss
  4. BEPTA = better ear pure tone average (dB HL)
  5. BESII = better ear speech intelligibility index
  6. ageID = age hearing loss identified (months)
  7. ageAmp = age fitted with amplification (months)
  8. isMale = is male
  9. race: 1=Pacific Island, 2=Native American, 3=Black/African, 4=Asian, 5=White, 6=mix
  10. edMom/edDad: 1=elementary school, 2=junior high, 3=GED, 4=high school, 5=enrolled in technical/vocational school, 6=completed technical/vocational school, 7=enrolled in university, 8=bachelorís degree, 9=enrolled in graduate school, 10=masterís degree, 11=enrolled in doctoral degree, 12=PhD/JD/MD
  11. CI = has cochlear implant

This filelist information about the ages, ID, and hearing status for each file.

Acknowledgements

Usage Restrictions

Please contact Mark VanDam at mark.vandam@wsu.edu when using these data.