CSLA: Theodore S. Bell

College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Psychology



Theodore S Bell, PhD
Professor of Psychology


Office: KH C3058
Phone: (323) 343-5060
Email: tbell2@calstatela.edu
Laboratory WebPage: Human Auditory Lab



 | Teaching Interests  | Research Interests
Educational Background  | Schedule & Office Hours


Teaching Interests

          Dr. Bell's courses include PSY 425: Sensation and Perception; PSY 501: grad seminar in Sensation and Perception; statistics and research methods (PSY 202, 303, 304); and Analysis of Variance (PSY 414).

Research Interests

Dr. Bell research interests include production and perception of normal and impaired speech, language and hearing.  Dr. Bell joined the CSLA Faculty as a Professor of Communication Disorders in September of 1998 and joined the Psychology Department in 2003.   Current research interests include spoken word recognition, memory for words, memory for voices, and the effects hearing impairment on peripheral and cognitive word recognition processes.  go to:  Human Auditory Laboratory.

 

Representative Professional Activities

Date Publications/Presentations
(1985) Kamm, C.A., Dirks, D.D., & Bell, T.S. .  Speech recognition and the articulation index for normal and hearing-impaired listeners.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,  77(1), 281-288.
(1985) Rowland, J.R., Dirks, D.D., Dubno, J.R., & Bell, T.S.  .  Comparison of speech recognition in noise and quiet: subjective communication assessment.  Ear and Hearing, 6(6), 291-296. 
(1986) Bell, T.S., Dirks, D.D., Levitt, H., & Dubno, J.R. .  Log-linear modeling of consonant confusion data.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 79(2), 518-525.
(1986) Dirks, D.D., Bell, T.S., Rossman, R.N., & Kincaid, G.E. .  The Articulation Index applied to contextually dependent words.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,  80(1), 82-92. 
(1986) Humes, L.E., Dirks, D.D., Bell, T.S., Ahlstrom, C., & Kincaid, G.E. .  Application of the Articulation Index  and the Speech Transmission Index to the recognition of speech by normal and hearing-impaired listeners.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 29, 447-462. 
(1987) Humes, L.E., Dirks, D.D., Bell, T.S., & Kincaid, G.E. .  Recognition of nonsense syllables by hearing-impaired listeners and by noise-masked normal listeners.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  81(3), 765-773. 
(1987) Newman, A., Honrubia, V. & Bell, T.S.    Regeneration of the eighth cranial nerve. II. Physiologic  verification in the bullfrog.  Laryngoscope,  97(10), 1219-32. 
(1988) Trapp, T.K., Berke, G.A., Bell, T.S., Hanson, D. & Ward, P. .  The effects of vocal cord augmentation on  laryngeal vibration in simulated recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis: a study of teflon and phonogel.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 98(3), 220-227.
(1989) Bell, T.S., Dirks, D.D, & Kincaid, G.E. .  Closed-set effects in English consonant confusion patterns.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 32(4), 944-948.
(1989) Trapp,T., Berke, G., & Bell, T.S. .  A comparison of the  effect of teflon and phonogel on Laryngeal vibration in  simulated recurrent Laryngeal nerve paralysis.  Published Transactions of the American Laryngologic  Society, 109, 177-184
(1989) Berke, G.S., Moore, D.M, Gerratt, B.R., Hanson, D.G., Bell, T.S. & Natavidad, M. .  The effect of recurrent laryngeal nerve stimulation on phonation in an in vivo canine model.  Laryngoscope, 99, 977-983.
(1989) Bell, T.S., Dirks, D.D. & Carterette, E.C. .Interactive factors in consonant confusion patterns. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 85(1), 339-47. 
(1990) Bell, T.S. .  Age differences in spoken word  identification: effects of lexical density and semantic  context.  Research on Speech Perception: Technical Report 15,  Speech Research Laboratory, Indiana University.
(1990) Arnstein, D.P., Berke, G.A., Trapp, T.K., Bell, T.S. & Natavidad, M. .  Regional blood flow of the canine  vocal cord: the microsphere surface technique.  Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, September 103(3):371-6. 
 (1992) Bell, T.S., Dirks, D.D. & Trine, T.. Frequency-importance functions for words in high- and low-context sentences.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research,  35(4).
(1992) Bell, T.S. .  Lexical and semantic interactions in memory for words.  Research on Speech Perception:  Technical Report 17, Speech Research Laboratory, Indiana University.
(1993) Baloh, R.W., Fife, T., Zwerling, L., Socotch, T., Jacobsen, K., Bell, T.S., & Beykirch, K. .  Comparison of static and dynamic posturography in younger and older normal people.  In review,  Journal of Gerontology. 
(1994) Kerner, M., Ross, D., Briskin, K., Wang, M., Bell, T.S., & Wackym. P. .  Revised surgical indications for the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.  Archives of Otolaryngology.
(1994) Wackym, P., Schuknecht, H.P., Ward, P.H., Linthicum, F.H., Aframian, D., Bell, T.S. .  Blinded, controlled study of endolymphatic sac fibrosis in Meniere's Disease.  In Filipo R, and Barbara, M. (Eds), Procedings of the Third International Symposium on Meniere's Disease: Perspectives in the 90's, 209-215, Kugler Publications, Amsterdam/New York.
(1994) Wackym, P.A., Kerner, M.M. & Bell, T.S.  Histopathology of Meniere's Disease.  In Clinical Applications of Vestibular Science, UCLA Victor Goodhill Ear Center, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
(1994) Ishiyama, A., Eversol, L., Ross, D., Kerner, M., Bell, T. & Calcaterra, T.   Papillary Squamous Neoplasms of the Head & Neck.  Report published in the Proceedings of the Western Section of the Triologic Society.
(1994)  Ishiyama, A., Eversol, L., Ross, D., Kerner, M., Bell, T. & Calcaterra, T. Papillary Squamous Neoplasms of the Head & Neck.  Report published in the Proceedings of the Western Section of the Triologic Society.
(1994) Baloh, R.W., Fife, T.D., Zwerling, L., Socotch, T., Jacobson, K., Bell, T.S., Beykirch, K. .  Comparison of static and dynamic posturography in young and older normal people.  Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Apr, 42(4):405-12.
(1994) Wackym, P.A., Chen, C.T., Kerner, M.M. & Bell, T.S.  Characterization of DNA extracted from archival celloidin-embedded human temporal bone sections.  American Journal of Otology.
 (1995) Eisenberg, L., Dirks, D.D. & Bell, T.S..  Speech recognition  in amplitude-modulated noise of listeners with normal and impaired hearing.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research,
(1995) Baloh, R.W., Jacobsen, K.M., Socotch, T.M. & Bell, T.S. .  Posturographie et "Peur de Tomber" chez les sujets ages.  Facts and Research in Gerontology, p45-51. (French)
(1995) Baloh, R.W., Jacobsen, K.M., Socotch, T.M. & Bell, T.S. .  Posturographie et "Peur de Tomber" chez les sujets ages.  Facts and Research in Gerontology, p45-51. (French)
(1995) Baloh, R.W., Jacobsen, K.M., Socotch, T.M. & Bell, T.S. .  Posturography and concerns about falling in older people. Facts and Research in Gerontology, p52-63.  (English companion article to the above citation).
(1995) Baloh, R.W., Spain, M., Socotch, T.M., & Bell, T.S. .  Posture and balance problems in older people.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, June, 43(6): 638-44.
(1996) Honrubia, V.H., Bell, T.S., Harris, M.R. & Baloh, R.W.   Quantitative analysis of dizziness characteristics and impact on quality of life.  American Journal of Otology, 17:595-602.
(1996) Hennessey, J.E. & Bell, T.S. & Courtnik, R. . "Lexical Confusion in simple  word processing: implications for deceptions and trade name infringement."  Procedings of Association for Business Administration, January, 1996. 
(1996) Bell, T.S. .  A new measure of word recognition.  Sound and Video,  October, 14(11): 28-34.
(1997) Hennessey, J.E & Bell, T.S. & Courtnik, R. .  "Lexical confusion in word processing: implications for interference."  In Western Decision Sciences Institute, Editors: Richard L. Jensen & I. Richard Johnson. 
(1997) Paiva, M.B., Saxton, R.E., Vanderwerf, Q.M., Bell, T.S.,  et al, .  Cisplatinum and interstitial laser therapy for advanced head & Neck cancer patients.   Lasers in Surgery & Medicine,  vol. 21, 423-431.
(1998)

Baloh, R.W., Corona, S., Jacobson,K.M., Enrietto, J.E. & Bell, T.S. .  A prospective study of posturography in normal older people.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 46(4): 438-43.

(1999)

Peterson, K.L., Graves, M., Berke, G., Bell, T.S., & Sercarz, J.A. .  Role of motor unit ny=umber estimate electromyography in experimental canine laryngeal reinervation.  Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, September, 180-184.

(2001)

Bell, T.S. & Wilson, R.W. .  Sentence materials controlling word usage and confusability, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 12(10), 514-522.

(2003)

Wilson, R.W., Bell, T.S. & Koslovski, J.E. Learning effects associated with repeated word-recognition measures using sentence materials.  Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol 40(4), 329-336.

(2004) 

Peterson, M.E. & Bell, T.S. "Factors Affecting Hearing Aid Exchange and Return Rates."  Hearing Review.

(2005)

Hennessey, J.E & Bell, T.S. & Courtnik, R.  "Lexical confusion in simple word identification."  Journal of Psychology and Marketing, vol 22(1): 51-69.

(2007) Bell, T.S. & Williams, T.L. (2007).   Acoustics and Psychophysics.  Chapter in Peterson, M.E..& Bell, T.S. Foundations of Audiology: A Practical Approach. Pearson: Merrill Prentice Hall, New Jersey, pp 33-46.
(2007) Bell, T.S. & Williams, T.L. (2007).  Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear. Chapter in Peterson, M.E.. & Bell, T.S.  Foundations of Audiology: A Practical Approach.  Pearson: Merrill Prentice Hall, New Jersey, pp 47-68.

 

 
BOOKS:  

(2007)

Peterson, M.E.. & Bell, T.S.    Fundamentals of Audiology.  Merrill Education Press, accepted for publication.


Educational Background

B.M.  Music     University of Louisville, 1977. 
PostBac  Physics  (BS equivalent)    University of Louisville,  1977-1979. 
M.A.   Experimental Psychology  University of Louisville, 1981. 
Ph.D.   Cognitive Psychology  University of California, Los Angeles, 1986. 
Specializing in speech perception, psychoacoustics, and quantitative methods. 

Winter 2006 Schedule & Office Hours

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