The Discrimination of PB-K in Noise (PBKN) test is often considered an auditory processing disorder test. It was developed to identify those normally hearing children who exhibit difficulty listening in noise (attention deficit). It employs words selected from the PBK-50 lists. There are five 25-word lists; two are in quiet, and the remaining three are imbedded in white noise at a signal-to-noise ration of 0 dB. Part of the test is presented through earphones and part through a loudspeaker. A sound-treated room is not required. The PBKN was standardized on children from kindergarten through the fifth grade.
The Discrimination of PB-K in Noise includes: a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The four-page instructions comprise of administration, scoring, and interpretation. The instructions include grade-specific normative data for kindergarten through fifth grade. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.
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