Sarah Yoho Leopold

Sarah Leopold

Sarah Yoho Leopold

Research Scientist

Areas of Expertise

  • Speech perception
  • Hearing loss


  • PhD in Speech & Hearing Science from OSU in 2016

Sarah received an undergraduate degree and PhD in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University in 2009 and 2016, respectively. She was a Presidential Fellow at Ohio State from 2015-2016. After completing her PhD, she was an Assistant Professor and Division Chair of Audiology in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University until 2021. Sarah’s research interests include speech perception in the normal and impaired ear, the impacts of background noise on speech intelligibility, and the intersection between disordered speech and disordered hearing. She has previously served as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. She currently teaches the undergraduate Introduction to the Art and Science of Sound course.