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 firstname.lastname@example.org. By working together, audiologists can improve diagnosis, treatment, and management for their patients. Thank you for your dedication to this field.
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 email@example.com with suggested products or variations of current products.
Auditec introduces many NEW audiology test recording variations to our 2016 catalog. Old favorites and foreign language lists are now available with noise as competition. Read the list and click the hyperlinks for more details. (All prices in US dollars plus S&H.)
Description Item Price
CIAT Dichotic Sentences 251 $80.00
CUNY Sentences w/Cafeteria Noise at +8 dB 239 $150.00
LNT/MLNT opposite Four Talker Noise 240 $183.50
NU-6 Time Compressed with & without Reverberation 250 $140.00
NU-CHIPS opposite Children’s Noise 261 $120.00
NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise 237 $120.00
PBK-50 opposite Children’s Classroom Noise 228 $82.25
PBK-50 opposite Four Talker Noise 229 $82.25
Spanish Lists opposite Spanish Four Talker Noise 231 $110.00
WIPI1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise, no pictures 263 $110.00
WIPI 2nd ed. opposite Four Talker Noise, no pictures 236 $137.00
W-22 Ordered by Difficulty, Short Interval 265 $70.25
White Noise 227 $46.00
Thank you for being an Auditec customer. We look forward to serving you in 2016.
Happy New Year!
The CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB© is a recording of CUNY Sentences recorded to the same channel as Cafeteria Noise to present sentences in noise. These sentences can be used in auditory training or for other circumstances when a large amount of sentences are required. They are not designed specifically for word recognition, and there are no data available. The recording length is approximately 45 minutes.
CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB© includes: a) the audio recording, and b) sentence list as a printable pdf file. This product does not include administration instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation.
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CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB© (CD Format); Item 239; Price $150.00 USD + S&H
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Researchers recommend hearing professionals use both verbal and nonverbal testing to evaluate patients. Nonverbal testing is especially useful when testing patients: 1) who do not use English as a first language, 2) who have language limitations due to hearing impairment, or 3) who use cochlear implants. Auditec offers a variety of nonverbal tests to suit the unique needs of hearing professionals around the world.
The Sound Effects Recognition Test (SERT) is a picture pointing test that uses sounds like a barking dog, whistling, or a vacuum. It includes instructions and normative data for ages 3-6 as well as the audio CD and the corresponding picture book.
Hearing professionals who are testing adults may find Environmental Sounds (also known as Forty Familiar Sounds) a beneficial test to add to their battery. This recording includes sounds like: bowling, roller coaster, and a babbling brook. A similar recording called Filtered Environmental Sounds includes those sounds at specified frequencies. These recordings can be employed as the hearing professional sees fit. No normative data or instructions are included; however, a sounds list is included.
Nonverbal tests play a key role in auditory processing. Auditec offers the Random Gap Detection Test, Gaps In Noise, Pitch Pattern Sequence, Duration Pattern Sequence, and Masking Level Difference-Tone Version to audiologists all over the world. Instructions and score forms (in English) are included with the audio CD purchase.
Minimizing the language barrier in auditory testing opens up a whole new world for hearing professionals to understand the limitations of hearing and processing of their patients. Nonverbal tests can be valuable tools to help hearing professionals identify hearing problems and diagnose disorders. Whether testing children or adults for either auditory discrimination or auditory processing, Auditec offers nonverbal tests for professionals with even difficult-to-test patients.
Children with attention deficits can be hard to diagnose. Is it attention deficit disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) or is it an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? Auditec offers tools to help professionals correctly diagnose children so that appropriate steps can be taken to manage the attention deficit.
Many professionals still rely on solely on subjective information such as observations by parents and teachers to diagnose ADD/ADHD. However, there is an objective, quantifiable test to help diagnose (or rule out) ADD/ADHD as a cause of the child’s attention deficit. It is called the Auditory Continuous Performance Test (ACPT). This test is a recorded word list given in quiet (no background noise). The child listens and responds to a target word. It is a pass or fail test with normative data on ages 6-11.
Auditec provides established and reliable tests like the Auditory Continuous Performance Test. With these tools, skilled professionals can confidently diagnose children with the correct disorder(s). Then recommendations can be customized according to the diagnosis to help the patient succeed in life. “Problem kids” become superheroes, and their skilled professionals do too!
Auditec customers often tell us they need tools to test cochlear implant users. We sell three recordings specifically designed for cochlear implant users as well as many other tests that could be used with cochlear implant patients. The three tools are 1) Lexical Neighborhood Test/Multi-syllabic Lexical Neighborhood Test (LNT/MLNT), 2) BKB-SIN, and 3) Minimal Auditory Capabilities (MAC). All three of these include recordings and instructions so that customers can test cochlear implant patients with confidence.
Since children with cochlear implants generally perform poorly on the PBK word list, it is not a recommended recording for cochlear implant patients. Instead, we recommend the Lexical Neighborhood Test/ Multi-syllabic Lexical Neighborhood Test (LNT/MLNT). It was specifically created to assess open-set speech performance in cochlear implant children.
Since cochlear implant users report speech recognition is more difficult in noise, audiologists need a tool to test cochlear implant patients with noise. The BKB-SIN (Speech In Noise) uses sentences in four-talker noise at varying signal-to-noise ratios. This test has also been used to determine cochlear implant candidacy.
If traditional speech materials are too difficult to evaluate hearing ability in an adult cochlear implant patient, we recommend the Minimal Auditory Capabilities (MAC) Battery. It includes gross sound identification, inflection detection, contrast detection, accent discrimination, and word identification with subtests such as question/statement, vowel recognition, spondee recognition, noise/voice, accent, SPIN High-context sentence, familiar sound recognition, monosyllabic word discrimination, and more.
The LNT/MLNT, BKB-SIN, and MAC Battery are three different tools audiologist can use for cochlear implant patients. However, there are other recording selections in Auditec’s catalog that may be suitable depending for your your needs such as noise recordings, environmental sounds, or auditory training. Auditec gladly provides professionals with the tools they need to help their unique set of patients succeed in life.
It is recommended that audiologists use established, reliable tests with both verbal and non-verbal stimuli that assess different auditory processes. Auditory Processing Disorder Tests are often broken down into four categories. The categories are 1) DICHOTIC LISTENING for binaural integration and separation, 2) TEMPORAL PROCESSING for auditory pattern temporal ordering-APTO and temporal resolution), 3) MONAURAL LOW-REDUNDANCY (monaural separation closure-MSC), and 4) BINAURAL INTERACTION. Auditec sells tests for each of these categories.
DICHOTIC LISTENING: Pediatric Speech Intelligibility (ages 3-6); Competing Sentences (ages 5 and up); Dichotic Digits (ages 7 and up); Synthetic Sentence Identification-Contralateral Competing Message (ages 11 and up)
TEMPORAL TESTS: Random Gap Detection Test (non-verbal stimuli for ages 5 and up); Gaps In Noise (non-verbal stimuli for ages 7 and up); Pitch Pattern (non-verbal stimuli for ages 8 and up); Duration Pattern Sequence (non-verbal stimuli for ages 11 and up)
MONAURAL LOW-REDUNDANCY: Pediatric Speech Intelligibility (ages 3-6); Time Compressed Sentence Test (ages 6 and up); Time Compressed Word Lists (ages 11 and up); Low Pass Filtered Tests (ages 11 and up); Synthetic Sentence Identification – Ipsilateral Competing Message (ages 11 and up)
BINAURAL INTERACTION: Spondee Binaural Fusion (appropriate for children and adults); Rapid Alternating Speech (appropriate for children and adults); Masking Level Difference (appropriate for children and adults)
Auditec allows audiologists to design their own custom auditory processing disorder battery with any of the above tests. You can determine which tests will be used to examine based on your patient’s needs and age range. Once you have compiled a list of your test selections, email it along with your state/country to email@example.com for an exact quote with ordering instructions.
You can receive several popular tests at a discounted price by selecting the APD Battery. The APD Battery (CD170-9) includes Gaps In Noise (GIN), Random Gap Detection Test-Standard (RGDT), Pitch (Frequency) Pattern Sequence – Musiek Version, Duration Pattern Sequence – Musiek Version, and Masking Level Difference-Tones.
I hope this information is helpful to you as you determine which auditory processing tests are right for you for your patients. If you want to learn more about auditory processing disorder assessment, Auditec recommends a book by Teri James called Assessment & Management of Central Auditory Processing Disorders (available on Amazon). You may also find these links helpful:
The power to help your patients is within reach. If your patient has a specific ear deficit on dichotic listening tasks, consider the Constraint-Induced Auditory Training Program (CIAT). It is appropriate therapy for children with dyslexia, persons with hypersensitivity to noise, adults with aphasia, or anyone who would like to improve their listening ability. The most common question we get about this training program is: what would this therapy look like inside my organization?
One of the greatest advantages to CIAT therapy is the enormous selection of materials. Twelve compact discs of recorded material is included in the standard version. Another benefit of the CIAT is the included manual on CD-Rom. It provides a wealth of information like an overview, background, case studies, exercises and worksheets. The only equipment you need is a CD player and stereo headphones. You might begin by asking your patient (or patient’s parents) to commit to two 30-minute sessions for six weeks. You can be flexible and slow down the program or accelerate the program to suit the patient’s needs.
Therapy begins with over two CDs with exercises like dichotic digits, dichotic consonant-vowels, dichotic letters, and dichotic sentences. The patient will listen and respond as the therapist scores. After the exercises are complete, the patient moves onto short stories in noise and then a much longer story in noise. The stories are a listening task with no set exercise or scoring, but the therapist may ask occasional questions about what is happening in the story to make sure the listener is engaged. Auditec now includes a complimentary backup of the longer story (discs 5-12) with every purchase of the CIAT – Standard and Longer Story versions. This backup allows professionals to loan this portion of the CIAT to their patients for self-administration at home.
Auditec has received positive feedback about the use of this program. Their patients are experiencing improvement thanks to their caring audiologists. Will your patients be next? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your state/country to receive an exact quote with ordering instructions for the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) Standard.
For speech discrimination testing in adults, audiologists often choose either the W-22 or NU-6. If they want to shorten the testing time, they will use a list that is ordered by difficulty or a short interval recording. However, the choice between word recognition tests becomes more complicated when it comes to children because there are several to choose from. I am often asked: Which test is best? There is not one clear answer because the best test depends on the age range of your patients.
If your patients’ age range is 12 and older, you can confidently administer the adult word lists such as the W-22 Form A or NU-6 Form A. Depending on the vocabulary of the child, you may choose to administer these lists to kids a little younger than 12. The administrator must start the recording, then the patient simply repeats the word he or she hears on the recording.
The PBK-50 Form A word list was designed for lower grade school age children. The PBK is similar to the W-22 or NU-6 word list except the vocabulary is more appropriate for this younger age group. Again, the patient simply repeats the word as he or she hears on the recording.
The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) fits a lower age range of 5 to 8 year olds. This test makes use of a picture book (sample at left). The child listens to the recording, then points to the pictured representation of the word as he or she hears it. There are six choices on each page. Aside from being easier for younger children, it is also beneficial for the test administrator to see the selection by using picture-pointing since the child’s spoken response may be difficult to understand.
The Northwestern University-Children’s Perception of Speech (NU-CHIPS) test reaches an even younger age range. Ages 2-5 can be tested by administering this picture-pointing test. As you can see from the pictures at right, there are less choices for the younger child to select from as they listen to the recording.
The test an audiologist administers to a child should be appropriate for his or her age group (or language age). If the test is too easy or too hard, the test results may not show his or her true ability to discriminate speech. Therefore, it may be necessary to purchase one or more tests for your patients depending on the patient age range. You have been entrusted to evaluate the hearing of these amazing kids so it is up to you to utilize the best and most appropriate tests available.