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Ph.D. - Speech and Hearing Science University of Minnesota - 1986
M.A. - Speech Pathology and Audiology University of Texas - 1977
B.A. - Communication Disorders University of Texas - 1975
My primary research interest is the relationship between psychoacoustic processing and possible benefits from amplification circuits. My secondary research interest is the evaluation of auditory training approaches and assistive devices designed to enhance speech recognition.
Schafer, E., Thibodeau, L., Whalen, H., & Overson, G. (2007). Electroacoustic Evaluation of Frequency-Modulated Receivers Interfaced with Personal Hearing Aids. Language, Speech, Hearing Services in the Schools. In Press. 2007 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2007) Application of Advanced Listening Technology in Adults-AALTA, Proceedings of Hearing Care in Adults. Chicago: Phonak. 2007 - Publication
Schafer, E. & Thibodeau, L. (2006). Speech Recognition in noise in children with cochlear implants while listening in bilateral, bimodal, and FM system arrangements. American Journal of Audiology. 15(2), 114-26. 2006 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2006). Computer Based Auditory Training for children with Auditory Processing Disorders. In Chennak, G. and Musiek, F. Ed. Handbook of Central Auditory Processing Disorder: From Science to Practice. 2006 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2006). Speech Audiometry. (Revision) In Roeser, R., Valente,M., and Hosford-Dunn, H. Ed. Audiology:Diagnosis, New York, NY:Thieme Publishing Co. 2006 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2006). Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants. In Luterman, D. Ed. Children with Hearing Loss. Sedona, AZ: Auricle Ink Publishers. 2006 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2006) The Future of Auditory Rehabilitation. Pinnacle, Fall issue, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. 2006 - Publication
Thibodeau, L. (2006) Behavioral Verification of Speech Recognition Benefit for Children with FM Systems Coupled to Cochlear Implants. www.audiologyonline.com. 2006 - Publication
Audiological Consultant Wylie Independent School District [2006–Present]
Full Professor The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Audiological Consultant Frisco Independent School District [2005–Present]
AUD Program Head The University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Audiological Consultant Collin County Coop for the Deaf [2004–Present]
Audiological Consultant Allen Independent School District [2004–Present]
Research Consultant Phonic Ear Incorporated [2004–Present]
Audiological Consultant McKinney Independent School District [2003–Present]
Continuing Education Instructor Jones Audiology [2003–Present]
Challenges in FM Verification
2006–2006Breaking the Sound Barrier, Phonak Conference, Dallas, Tx
Comparing Language Intervention Outcomes
2005–2005Gillam, R., Loeb, D., FrielPatti, S., Hoffman, L., Brandel, J., Champlin, C., Thibodeau, L., Widen, J., Bohman, T., Clarke, W. Paper presented at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
National Clinical Trial on Language Intervention Outcomes: Auditory Processing
2005–2005Thibodeau, L., Champlin, C., Widen, J., Gillam, R., Loeb, D., FrielPatti, S., Hoffman, L., Brandel, J., Bohman, T. Paper presented at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
Thinking about a PhD? Information Session for Prospective Doctoral Students
2005–2005Paper presented at the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
Classroom Management of FM Systems
2005–2005Causeway Bay Hearing Center Scientific Meeting, Hong Kong
ASHA Lessons for Success Research Conference Steering Committee, 2004-Present
AAA Task Force on Guidelines for Evaluation of FM Systems, 2005-Present
10th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children Program Committee, 2005
ANSI Working Group S3-81 to develop standards for assistive listening devices, Acoustical Society of America, 1995-present, Co-Chair, 2004
ASHA Program Committee for Auditory Rehabilitation, 2004
ASHA Research and Scientific Affairs Committee, 2001-Present
Program Committee, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology. Summer Institute, 2002, 2003.
ASHA Foundation Scholarship Reviewer, 2002
Special Interest Division 9: Hearing Disorders in Children, Steering Committee, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Assn., 1998-present
Program Committee, Aural Rehabilitation, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Annual Convention, 2000
Professional Advisory Board of the Center for Hearing and Speech, 2000-present
Sertoma Scholarship Judge, 1995, 2000
Web Page Manager, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 1999-present
Education in Acoustics Committee, Acoustical Society of America, 1996-1999
Committee on Bioacoustics Standards and Noise Standards, American Speech, Language, and Hearing Assn., 1994-1996
Two faculty members at UT Dallas’ Callier Center for Communication Disorders were honored recently for their roles in advancing research and clinical care in hearing science. Hearing aid manufacturer Phonak International selected Dr. Linda Thibodeau, a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS), for its annual Cheryl DeConde Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Educational and Pediatric Audiology. Dr. Emily Tobey, associate provost and Nelle C. Johnston Chair in Communication Disorders in BBS, was named 2011 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Education at New Mexico State University.
At a recent camp in Denton County, Texas, teenagers had fun on rope courses, swimming and fishing while their parents participated and shared information with one another. Also on hand were members of the UT Dallas audiology aural habilitation doctoral class, who made sure the teens enjoyed themselves and could hear everything that was happening.
Camp CHAT (Communication Habilitation via Audition for Teens) is one of several camps offered for children with special needs by the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at UT Dallas. In this case, the weekend camp was for teens who use hearing aids or cochlear implants to help them hear, as well as their families.
Victor Bray, May 1992
Dissertation Title: The relationship between upward spread of masking and speech recognition in
noise for hearing-impaired listeners
Paul Dybala, May 2004
Dissertation Title: Modification of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) for evaluation of amplification in listeners with high-frequency hearing loss.
Erin Schafer, May 2005
Dissertation Title: Contributions of Binaural Input and FM Systems for Improving Speech Recognition in Noise of Children with Cochlear Implants
Jack Scott, May 2006
Dissenation Title: The Effects of Auditory Training on Hearing Aid Acclimatization
Jessica Sullivan, Expected May 2008
Dissertation Topic: Benefits of Computerized Auditory Training in Noise
Lindsay Bondurant: Expected May 2011
White, A. (1996) Undergraduate Honors Thesis "Auditory Integration Training"
Brak, S. (1998) Undergraduate Honors Thesis "Electroacoustic Evaluation of Behind-the- Ear FM Systems"
Britt, L. (2000) Undergraduate Honors Thesis "Temporal Processing in Normal Hearing Children"
Wang, R. (2000) Undergraduate Honors Thesis "Evaluation of the HH\IT-C in children with Normal and Impaired Hearing"
American Speech-Language-Hearin g Association
Texas Speech-Language-Hearin g Association
Acoustical Society of America
Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH) (national and local affiliation)
Alexander Graham Bell Association
Educational Audiology Association
American Auditory Society
Texas Academy of Audiology
American Psychological Association
Application of Advanced Listening Technology in Adults
$29,000 - Phonak Hearing Aids [2006–2018]
$5,000 - Collin County Special Education Coop 
$5,000/year - Wylie Independent School District 
Evaluation of Adaptive FM Advantage System
$3,000 - Phonak AG [2006–2018]
Lessons for Success Conference Grant
$360,000 - National Institutes of Health [2005–2008]