Comparison of Two Approaches to Behavioral Observation Audiometry Thirty children below the age of six years were tested using two observers in behavioral observation audiometry (BOA). Observer 1 knew which sounds were being presented to the child; Observer 2 did not. Though Observer 2 was more conservative in his judgments of response, the two observers yielded similar test ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1970
Comparison of Two Approaches to Behavioral Observation Audiometry
 
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  • Bruce A. Weber
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1970
Comparison of Two Approaches to Behavioral Observation Audiometry
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 823-825. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.823
History: Received September 22, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1970, Vol. 13, 823-825. doi:10.1044/jshr.1304.823
History: Received September 22, 1969

Thirty children below the age of six years were tested using two observers in behavioral observation audiometry (BOA). Observer 1 knew which sounds were being presented to the child; Observer 2 did not. Though Observer 2 was more conservative in his judgments of response, the two observers yielded similar test results. The results are interpreted as supporting the BOA modifications suggested by Weber (1969).

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