New and Returning Products for 2021!

New! Are you doing everything you can to stop the spread of germs? Auditec is making it easier for you to reach that goal with our new product: the Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 2nd Ed. Wipeable Picture Book. Every page can be wiped after each use to stop the spread of germs. Use the below links to learn more about these two new product choices:

Back by popular demand! You asked, and Auditec listened. The Pitch Pattern Sequence – Child Version and Adult Versions are back in Auditec’s catalog. The child version includes normative data for ages 6-9, and the adult version includes normative data for ages 9-65. For more information about these products, click the below links:

Order from our alphabetical online catalog at www.auditec.com. Questions? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com or call (800)669-9065 (US only). Outside the US? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com for an exact quote that includes shipping and handling charges or call (314)416-1050.

Geographic Inequality of APD Testing Availability

If you suspected a child was suffering from an auditory processing disorder, how far would their parents have to drive to get him or her tested? In certain states like New York, there is a possibility public school students could be tested right in their own school! Sadly, children in other states have to travel over 100 miles to receive APD testing!

If it is tempting to simply accept this geographic inequality of APD testing availability as “just the way it is,” consider the long-term effects of a society that does not offer necessary diagnosis and treatment. A parent writes, “It took my daughter until 13 years to be diagnosed and we began at age 4….APD isn’t well treated in our schools in California and it destroyed our family’s life. My daughter eventually ran away, started vaping and dropped out of school….APD destroys hearts. Every child deserves to be understood and to understand.” Do you agree?

Here are some practical ways to help:

  • Increase awareness of auditory processing disorder and ask parents to do the same. This could be in the form of writing blogs, public speaking, and reaching out to local special school districts.
  • Offer APD testing if you are a qualified professional. This could require reaching out in professional forums to ask for mentoring and advice.
  • Persuade health insurance companies to cover APD testing and encourage parents to do the same.

If you already offer APD testing, we want to say how much we appreciate the difference you make in society. Auditec, Inc. is committed to helping you find the best tools for you to continue your efforts.

 

Perfect Time to Start APD Testing

Whether you are in a hospital, school, or private practice setting, NOW is the time to start APD testing. You have time to review the materials and be ready for your clients when people get back to their daily lives. A popular question around here is “What APD battery should I buy?” If you are just starting out, I would recommend one of the following:

The APD Battery (Item CD170-9) is ideal for communities that have non-English speakers or areas with multiple cultural accents because all of the tests are nonverbal. It includes the Gaps In Noise (GIN), Random Gap Detection Test (RGDT), Pitch Pattern Sequence-Musiek Version, Duration Pattern Sequence-Musiek Version, and Masking Level Difference-Tones. Each test has its own instructions with normative data for various ages. The APD Battery costs $329.75 US funds plus shipping (free shipping in the US).

The MAPA-2 Battery (Item CD179-9) is another popular choice. This battery includes a mix of verbal and nonverbal recordings. It is comprised of monaural, temporal, and binaural testing. A testing manual is provided with interpretation for ages 7-14. The MAPA-2 Battery costs $215.00 US funds plus shipping (free shipping in the US).

The SCAN-3 Battery is also widely used in the audiology community. It can be used as a screening test or diagnostic tool. This battery also consists of both verbal and nonverbal recordings. The SCAN-3 Child Version (Item CD121-9) includes a manual and normative data for ages 5-12. It costs $325.70 US funds. The SCAN-3 Adult & Adolescent Version (Item CD122-9) includes a manual and interpretation for ages 13-60. This version also costs $325.70 US funds plus shipping (free shipping in the US).

Many factors can affect your choice of APD Batteries such as language, age group, and budget. Whether you choose the APD Battery, MAPA-2, SCAN-3, or decide to build a custom APD Battery from the large variety in our catalog, Auditec is here to supply your needs with fast friendly service.

Spanish Pediatric Speech Recognition Threshold Test (SPSRT) MALE TALKER

The Spanish Pediatric Speech Recognition Threshold Test (SPSRT) MALE TALKER is a picture-pointing speech recognition threshold test appropriate for children four and up. The SPSRT picture card consists of twelve color pictures on one 8½ x 11 inch glossy card. The recording is spoken by a Spanish speaking male with a European accent. Words have been recorded in a random order on one track and on single tracks for additional randomizations by the administrator. It is presented in two ways: a) Spanish words on the left channel with the English translation on the right channel, and b) Spanish words on both channels as well. Administration time is 5-10 minutes. The SPSRT developers in the Speech Perception Assessment Laboratory at the University of Memphis strongly recommend purchasing its companion test: Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test (SPPIT) MALE TALKER.

The Spanish Speech Recognition Threshold Test (SPSRT) MALE TALKER includes a) audio recording, b) picture cards (one with labeled words and one without labeled words), c) instructions, d) summary, and e) picture board key. 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.

Spanish Pediatric Speech Recognition Threshold Test (SPSRT) MALE TALKER Item CD182-9; Price $70.00 + S&H* 
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*INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Online ordering does not include shipping and handling charges. Please email auditecinfo@auditec.com with your test selections along with your state or country for an exact quote. If you use online ordering, you will be invoiced later for the shipping charges.

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New Auditory Products for 2018

Auditec is pleased to announce the following new products for 2018.

Order from our alphabetical online catalog at www.auditec.com. Questions? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com or call (800)669-9065 (US only). Outside the US? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com for an exact quote that includes shipping and handling charges or call (314)416-1050.

 

NEW! Recordings in Over 10 Languages

Auditec, Inc. is proud to announce SRT & speech discrimination in over fifteen new languages. Recorded instructions in the corresponding language are included. Each language is sold separately. Now available in:

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese 
  • Cebuano
  • Italian 
  • Japanese 
  • Korean 
  • Mandarin Beijing 
  • Mandarin Taiwan 
  • Polish 
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Tongan
  • Vietnamese

Order from our alphabetical online catalog at www.auditec.com. Questions? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com or call (800)669-9065 (US only). Outside the US? Email auditecinfo@auditec.com for an exact quote that includes shipping and handling charges or call (314)416-1050.

5 Reasons to Buy Directly from Auditec

Here are five reasons to buy directly from Auditec:

  1. Free shipping to any contiguous US location and discounts to international locations.
  2. Knowledgeable and courteous customer service.
  3. Customers are automatically enrolled in product recall notifications.
  4. Ten percent of your purchase is donated to programs designed to alleviate human suffering.
  5. Purchase orders are accepted from hospitals, universities, and school systems.

Check out our extensive alphabetical catalog here: www.auditec.com. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to place an order. Email auditecinfo@auditec.com with a list of your test selections and state or country to receive an exact quote.

Audiology Testing & the MP3

Compact discs containing WAV files have been considered a superior way for audiologists to test patients for many years. That is because WAV files are high quality, but this file type has a drawback. Although it can be saved to computers, it tends to be too bulky to conveniently import to certain devices. That is why the general public quickly latched onto the MP3 file type. However, it has a drawback too. In order to make the file size smaller, the audio is actually compressed. Some in the audio industry believe the compression on MP3 file types compromises quality. That presents a big question for the audiology community: Would the quality of MP3 files produce different test results?

Recent research by Jennifer M. Brace and Robert W. Keith gives audiologists more confidence to use MP3 audio file types for testing. The study was based on twenty normal listeners using Auditec’s NU-6 Ordered by Difficulty Version II and found no significant difference between testing using a compact disc (WAV files) or MP3 files. This finding allows audiologists more freedom to test on their preferred devices.

Does this mean you should ditch your CD player or computer and trade it for an MP3 player? Maybe or maybe not. Since CDs are high quality and easy to use, it may be worthwhile for some audiologists to continue to use them. Other audiologists may need to travel and find smaller devices work best. Auditec permits customers to make one backup of purchased recordings for their own personal use. Customers now have a choice to make their backup as a WAV file or MP3.

Help the Audiology Community

Auditec’s test recordings vary from fully developed tests with a manual that includes age-specific normative data to simple test recordings without any normative data. Some audiologists have developed their own normative data for those test recordings. If that’s you, please consider sharing that information with us so that we can pass it onto other audiologists. Audiologists have voiced a real need for data on the following Auditec recordings:

  • French Word Lists opposite Noise
  • Modified Rhyme Test
  • NU-6 opposite Noise
  • NU-6 Time Compressed
  • NUCHIPS opposite Noise
  • PBK opposite Noise
  • Spanish Word Lists opposite Noise
  • Spanish Sentences opposite Noise
  • W-22 opposite Noise
  • W-22 Time Compressed
  • WIPI Low Pass Filtered
  • WIPI Time Compressed

Auditec is only interested in normative data that has been personally gathered by you or your organization. Please include the following information (if possible):

  • number of normal subjects (No test size is too small.)
  • ages of normal subjects
  • regional background
  • other applicable information
  • your name or your organization’s name (so we can credit you)

We hope to gather this information from multiple sources to give audiologists a guideline to use for normative data. Please email this information to auditecinfo@auditec.com. By working together, audiologists can improve diagnosis, treatment, and management for their patients. Thank you for your dedication to this field.

 

New Auditory Products for 2017

Auditec added the following products to our 2017 catalog:

  • NUCHIPS Picture Books A & B (Back in print!)             
  • Dichotic Word Listening Test & Competing Sentences, Short Interval
  • Randomizations of French word lists
  • Randomizations of Spanish word lists
  • Spanish Sentences in Noise

Click Auditec’s PRICE LIST to learn more about these products. We work with test developers to accommodate your auditory needs. Email auditecinfo@auditec.com with suggested products or variations of current products.