Performance of Severely Hearing-Impaired Children on a Closed-Response, Auditory Speech Discrimination Test The performance of 23 hearing-impaired children on a closed-response, auditory speech discrimination test and on an open-response, auditory speech discrimination test was compared to their performance on auditory tests of sensitivity, teacher-evaluated categories, and other related subject data. A comparison of the results of closed-response, auditory speech discrimination test and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1974
Performance of Severely Hearing-Impaired Children on a Closed-Response, Auditory Speech Discrimination Test
 
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  • Kenneth O. Jones
    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Gerald A. Studebaker
    Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1974
Performance of Severely Hearing-Impaired Children on a Closed-Response, Auditory Speech Discrimination Test
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1974, Vol. 17, 531-540. doi:10.1044/jshr.1703.531
History: Received April 18, 1973 , Accepted March 13, 1974
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1974, Vol. 17, 531-540. doi:10.1044/jshr.1703.531
History: Received April 18, 1973; Accepted March 13, 1974

The performance of 23 hearing-impaired children on a closed-response, auditory speech discrimination test and on an open-response, auditory speech discrimination test was compared to their performance on auditory tests of sensitivity, teacher-evaluated categories, and other related subject data. A comparison of the results of closed-response, auditory speech discrimination test and the open-response, auditory speech discrimination test indicates that the closed-response set test paradigm appears more productive for use with severely hearing-impaired subjects whose level of performance is low (but not 0%) on the open-response, auditory speech discrimination test. The closed-response test scores for this group are highly positively correlated to data dependent upon hearing function, whereas the open-response scores are not. Analyses of the closed-response set test results indicate that a closed-response set test paradigm can successfully demonstrate auditory speech discrimination error patterns on a subject group basis.

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