This product is the short interval versions of Spondees and NU-6 Form A© (Lists 1-4). These short-interval versions give the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way to speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly.
The Spondees is a speech threshold (speech reception threshold-SRT) recording. The Spondees, also known as CID W-1, are two-syllable words with equal stress on each syllable, which are employed to obtain thresholds for speech. There are two randomizations of 36 spondaic words spoken without a carrier phrase for adults. The median speech reception threshold (SRT) for normal listeners is 20 dB SPL (0dBHL).
The Northwestern University Auditory Test Number Six (NU-6) Form A is a phonetically balanced word recognition test that employs CNC words. The talker has a General American dialect. The articulation function is approximately 4% /dB. There are four lists of 50 words each (200 words total). The administration time for the NU-6 short interval is 7-14 minutes instead of 10-19 minutes for the NU-6 standard interval.
The Spondees; NU-6 Form A, Short Interval Version© includes a) audio recording and b) printed word lists. This product does not include instructions, normative data, or pictures. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory tests are well trained in the use, purpose, and interpretation of basic tests.
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