Comparison of Sentence Identification and Conventional Speech Discrimination Scores Performance scores for PB word lists and for synthetic sentences were compared on sixty hearing-impaired patients. Scores on the two types of test materials showed a direct relation to audiometric contour. Patients with relatively flat losses performed similarly with words and with sentences. As the slope of the audiometric pattern ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1970
Comparison of Sentence Identification and Conventional Speech Discrimination Scores
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Charles Speaks
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • James Jerger
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Jane Trammell
    The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1970
Comparison of Sentence Identification and Conventional Speech Discrimination Scores
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 755-767. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.755
History: Received October 30, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 755-767. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.755
History: Received October 30, 1969

Performance scores for PB word lists and for synthetic sentences were compared on sixty hearing-impaired patients. Scores on the two types of test materials showed a direct relation to audiometric contour. Patients with relatively flat losses performed similarly with words and with sentences. As the slope of the audiometric pattern increased, however, the discrepancy between the scores for words and sentences also increased. Results were consistent with previous findings on the frequency regions important for understanding the two types of test material.

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