A Comparative Evaluation of Five Speech Discrimination Measures Five recorded auditory speech discrimination tests (Semi-Diagnostic Test, Rhyme Test, Harvard PB-50 Test, CID Auditory Test W-22, and Simultaneous Voices Test) were compared in 10 normal and 20 hard-of-hearing subjects at 10, 20, 30, and 40 dB SL. The Harvard PB-50 Test and the Simultaneous Voices Test were the most ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1968
A Comparative Evaluation of Five Speech Discrimination Measures
 
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  • Jean Hahn Lovrinic
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Ernest J. Burgi
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • E. Thayer Curry
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1968
A Comparative Evaluation of Five Speech Discrimination Measures
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 372-381. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.372
History: Received October 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 372-381. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.372
History: Received October 1, 1967

Five recorded auditory speech discrimination tests (Semi-Diagnostic Test, Rhyme Test, Harvard PB-50 Test, CID Auditory Test W-22, and Simultaneous Voices Test) were compared in 10 normal and 20 hard-of-hearing subjects at 10, 20, 30, and 40 dB SL. The Harvard PB-50 Test and the Simultaneous Voices Test were the most sensitive of the five measures to differences in discrimination ability among subjects.

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