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.

Duration Pattern Sequence – Musiek Version

The Duration Pattern Sequence is an auditory processing disorder test. It is considered a temporal test using auditory pattern temporal ordering (APTO) and is sensitive to cortical lesions, interhemispheric transfer. The Duration Pattern Sequence – Musiek version is a test by Dr. Frank Musiek. It is similar to the Duration Pattern Sequence standard version. Test administration is approximately six minutes.

Is the Musiek version or standard version better? Neither version is considered better. Both versions sell popularly and are widely used. Decisions are mainly based on which version the audiologist was originally trained in or by personal preference. Due to the similarities between the standard and Musiek versions, it is usually unnecessary to purchase both versions.

Musiek Duration Pattern Sequence includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score form as printable pdf files.  The two-page instructions consist of administration and interpretation information. Normative data is included for adults only. It would be reasonable to expect children over the age of eleven to test as well (or nearly as well) as adults. 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.

Musiek Duration Pattern Sequence; Item 198FM; Price $102.50 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.

This test is also available on the following product:

  • Musiek Dichotic Digits, Musiek Pitch/Frequency Pattern, and Musiek Duration Pattern Sequence combined on one CD; Item 216FM; Price $255.00 USD + S&H

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Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard Version

The Duration Pattern Sequence (DPS) -Standard version is an auditory processing disorder test for ages 11 and up using non-verbal stimuli. It is considered a temporal test using auditory pattern temporal ordering (APTO) and is sensitive to cortical lesions, interhemispheric transfer.

Similar to the Pitch Pattern Sequence (PPS) test, the Duration Pattern Sequence (DPS)-Standard also explores pattern perception. However, instead of employing tones of different frequencies, the DPS test uses a single frequency tone at two dissimilar durations. Specifically, each pattern is made up of three 1000 Hz tones of one of two durations. That is, two short, one long or one long, two short, in disparate patterns. There is a total of 60 presentations plus 10 additional patterns for practice.

Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The one-page instructions consist of administration and interpretation. Normative data is included for adults only. It would be reasonable to expect children over the age of eleven to test as well (or nearly as well) as adults. 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.

Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard; Item 198; Price $94.75 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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Musiek DD-PPS-DPS

Musiek DD-PPS-DPS is a test battery by Dr. Frank Musiek. It consists of Dichotic Digits-Musiek version, Pitch Pattern Sequence-Musiek version, and Duration Pattern Sequence-Musiek version on one CD.

Musiek DD-PPS-DPS includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score form as printable pdf files.  Instructions consist of administration, scoring, and interpretation information. The age range varies depending on 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. 

Musiek Dichotic Digits, Musiek Pitch/Frequency Pattern, and Musiek Duration Pattern Sequence combined on one CD; Item 216FM; Price $255.00 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.

⇒Did you know Auditec sells a therapy designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests called the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT)?

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