An Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Verbal Auditory Screening for Children (VASC) The efficiency of the Verbal Auditory Screening for Children (VASC) compared to a pure-tone threshold test as a technique to identify hearing impairment among preschool children was investigated with 162 subjects. The VASC-1 test correctly identified 84.6% of the total subjects. Of the 41 subjects failed by the pure-tone threshold ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1972
An Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Verbal Auditory Screening for Children (VASC)
 
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  • Betty Caraway Ritchie
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Richard A. Merklein
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1972
An Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Verbal Auditory Screening for Children (VASC)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1972, Vol. 15, 280-286. doi:10.1044/jshr.1502.280
History: Received January 1, 1972
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1972, Vol. 15, 280-286. doi:10.1044/jshr.1502.280
History: Received January 1, 1972

The efficiency of the Verbal Auditory Screening for Children (VASC) compared to a pure-tone threshold test as a technique to identify hearing impairment among preschool children was investigated with 162 subjects. The VASC-1 test correctly identified 84.6% of the total subjects. Of the 41 subjects failed by the pure-tone threshold test, 48.8% were missed by the VASC-1. An analysis of the average hearing threshold loss for 500–2000 Hz or the ears misclassified by the VASC-1 revealed 83.3% ranged from 0 to 13 dB. The VASC-1 and the verbal portion of the VASC-2 appear to be fairly equivalent forms.

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