Spondee Thresholds Measured in Ascending 5-dB Steps Monaural spondee thresholds (STs) of 35 adult patients were measured in ascending 5-dB steps. Repeat measurements were performed in all cases. The high positive correlations (0.96 and 0.97) between ascending 5-dB STs and pure-tone averages, and the good test-retest agreement (± 5 dB) are very similar to results reported previously ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1967
Spondee Thresholds Measured in Ascending 5-dB Steps
 
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  • Joseph B. Chaiklin
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • John Font
    San Jose, California
  • Richard F. Dixon
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1967
Spondee Thresholds Measured in Ascending 5-dB Steps
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 141-145. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.141
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1967, Vol. 10, 141-145. doi:10.1044/jshr.1001.141

Monaural spondee thresholds (STs) of 35 adult patients were measured in ascending 5-dB steps. Repeat measurements were performed in all cases. The high positive correlations (0.96 and 0.97) between ascending 5-dB STs and pure-tone averages, and the good test-retest agreement (± 5 dB) are very similar to results reported previously mmfor STs measured in descending 5 dB steps. The primary advantages of the ascending method are that it has simplified sampling beginning and end points, and it may be well-suited to examining for functional hearing loss.

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