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.

Nonverbal Testing

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.

Are MP3s Appropriate for Auditory Testing?

Auditec, Inc. is proud to be a small business with a long history. We have been serving professionals with auditory test materials in a variety of formats since 1972.
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Long before the Sony Walkman was invented, Auditec sold its auditory test recordings on reels.

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Next, Auditec sold auditory test materials on cassette tapes. Believe it or not, we still get requests for this discontinued format. At one point in time, Auditec even made its recordings available on digital audio tapes (DATs).

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Now, Auditec provides quality audio recordings on compact discs. Customers can combine multiple recordings to one disc and play it using their CD player or computer.

MP3s are a convenient next step for professionals who want to use portable equipment that does not take up a lot of space like iPods, iPads, and MP3 players. (This article was edited on March 23, 2017 to include recent research by Jennifer M. Brace and Robert W. Keith.) Recent research has concluded normal listeners tested using the mp3 audio files of speech discrimination tests produce the same valid results as when tested using the wav audio files on compact discs.

Spondees

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 standard amount of time given for the patient to respond is approximately four seconds. Short-interval versions only give the patient 2.5 seconds for the patient to  respond. It is an effective way to speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly.

Spondees includes a) audio recording and b) printed word list. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory tests are well trained in the use, purpose, and interpretation of basic tests. Available Auditec, Inc.Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to the contiguous US.

[Spondees & Child Spondees; Item 102; Price $59.50 USD + S&H]

[Spondees & Child Spondees Short Interval; Item 102SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H]

[Spondees & NU-6; Item 145; Price $95.00 USD + S&H]

[Spondees & NU-6 Short Interval; Item 145SI; Price $95.00 USD + S&H]

[Spondees & W-22; Item 101; Price $95.00 USD + S&H] 

[Spondees & W-22 Short Interval; Item 101SI; Price $95.00 USD + S&H] 

PICTURED SPONDEE WORDS (PSW)

The Pictured Spondee Words is a picture-pointing speech threshold test for young or non-verbal children. There are 12 spondee representations displayed as color drawings on this color 8½ x 11 inch glossy card. The recording consists of a male talker speaking the pictured spondee words in a random order. Words are repeated four or more times on this recorded word list. Administration time is under five minutes. Scroll down to watch video demonstration.

Picture Spondee Words Card & Recording includes a) audio recording, b) picture card, and c) printed word list. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory recordings are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. 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.

Pictured Spondee Words, Card & Recording; Item 153; Price $62.75 + S&H* Buy Now Button

NOTE: Online ordering cannot be used for custom CDs. If you want this recording combined on a CD with other recordings, please email auditecinfo@auditec.com with your test selections along with your state or country instead of using the “Buy Now” button. You will receive a Paypal invoice for your custom order.

*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.

Does Auditec offer a picture pointing test for speech threshold in Spanish? Yes, a similar test is available in Spanish called Spanish Pediatric Speech Recognition Threshold Test (SPSRT).

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BKB-SIN

The BKB-SIN test is a speech in noise test for children. It was developed for children (ages 5 and up), cochlear implant patients, and adults for whom the QuickSIN test is too difficult. Other uses include: demonstrating the benefits of amplification, predicting performance with hearing aids in loud, noisy environments, assessing directional microphone performance, estimating children’s performance for soft speech, and screening for auditory processing disorders in children.

The BKB-SIN uses 18 equivalent list pairs for estimating SNR loss. It features Bramford-Kowal-Bench sentences in four talker babble, uses easier sentences than the QuickSIN, and has norms for children, adults, and cochlear implant users. CD 1 (Standard BKB-SIN) has the target talker and background babble recorded on the same channel of the CD, at pre-recorded signal-to-noise ratios.  CD 2 (Split Track BKB-SIN) has the target talker and background babble recorded on separate channels of the CD.

The BKB-SIN includes a) audio recording (CD1 and CD2), and b) manual and score forms. The 27-page manual is comprised of administration, interpretation, and development. Normative data for ages 5 and up is included. 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

BKB SIN; Item No. CD112-9; Price $214.50 USD + S&H*
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Rapid Alternating Speech

The Rapid Alternating Speech is an auditory processing disorder test for both children and adults using verbal stimuli. This binaural interaction test is sensitive to the low brainstem. It consists of a series of sentences that alternate between the ears as they are spoken. The period is 600 msec. with a 50% duty cycle (i.e. 300 msec. per ear).

Rapid Alternating Speech includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and sentence list. The one-page instructions includes information on administration, scoring, and interpretation. Normative data is included, but it is not age specific. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

Rapid Alternating Speech; Item 178; Price $65.00 USD + S&H*
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NOTE: Online ordering cannot be used for custom CDs. If you want this recording combined on a CD with other recordings, please email auditecinfo@auditec.com with your test selections along with your state or country instead of using the “Buy Now” button. You will receive a Paypal invoice for your custom order.

*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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Random Gap Detection Test – Standard & Expanded

The RGDT-Standard and Expanded version is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 5 and up using non-verbal stimuli. It is considered a temporal test using temporal resolution and is sensitive to cortical particularly left temporal lobe lesions.

The RGDT-Standard and Expanded includes the standard RGDT in its entirety along with an expanded portion at the end. The expanded portion of the test is included for individuals whose gap detection threshold exceeds 40 msec.  This test begins at time intervals longer than those measured by the standard portion of the RGDT, and includes time intervals of 10 msec. between 40 and 100 msec, and 50 msec. intervals between 100 and 300 msec.  The expanded portion of the test is administered in the same manner as the standard portion.

Individuals who require the expanded portion of the test have already demonstrated abnormal temporal processing abilities. The single purpose is to determine the time interval in which their gap detection thresholds exist. This information can be used to measure improvement in temporal processing abilities following remediation. By definition, patients with temporal processing disorders will have a wide range of gap detection thresholds. Therefore, there are no normative data associated with the expanded portion of the RGDT.

The Random Gap Detection Test-Standard and Expanded includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files. The 31-page manual pertains to the standard portion of the test. It is comprised of sections on development, background, administration, and interpretation. It includes normative data for ages 5 and up. An additional sheet with sections on administration and interpretation is included for the expanded portion of the test. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to the contiguous US.

Random Gap Detection Test Standard & Expanded Version; Item 208; Price $137.25 USD + S&H
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Forty Familiar Sounds

Forty Familiar Sounds is a recording that is considered to be useful when testing the non-verbal or difficult to test. These forty sound effects are offered as attention-getting stimuli. Most of the sounds are familiar, while the remaining sounds, by their strange and/or unusual nature, were designed to attract attention. Some of the sounds are: trains, sirens, crowds, airplanes, motorcycles, horses, dog barking, breaking glass, guns, cuckoo clocks, gongs, chimes, etc. Administration time is 22 minutes.

Forty Familiar Sounds includes a) audio recording, and b) printed list. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory recordings are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. Available from Auditec, Inc. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Forty Familiar Sounds; Item 154; Price $60.50 USD + 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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W-22

The W-22 Form A, also known as the CID W-22, is a phonetically balanced test for word recognition (i.e. speech discrimination). They are made up of consonant-nucleus (CN), nucleus-consonant (NC) and consonant-nucleus-consonant (CNC) words. The talker has a General American dialect. The articulation function is approximately 4% /dB. The W-22 administration time is 10-18 minutes.

The W-22 Form A includes a) audio recording and b) printed word list. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory tests are well trained in the use, purpose, and interpretation of basic tests. 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.

W-22, Form A Lists 1-4; Item 103; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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NOTE: Online ordering cannot be used for custom CDs. If you want this recording combined on a CD with other recordings, please email auditecinfo@auditec.com with your test selections along with your state or country instead of using the “Buy Now” button. You will receive a Paypal invoice for your custom order.

*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.

⇒Do you have speech discrimination lists in other languages? Auditec offers speech discrimination lists like the W-22 in over fifteen languages.

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