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.

Speech Discrimination for Children

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 it 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.

WIPI 2

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 may be difficult to understand.

image005The Northwestern University-Children’s Perception of Speech (NU-CHIPS) test reaches an even younger age range. Ages 2-5 can also 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.

NUCHIPS

This Northwestern University-Children’s Perception of Speech (NU-CHIPS) Picture Books & Recording product is the male talker version. It is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test for children whose language age is as low as three. The test is made up of 50 words familiar to three-year-olds in four randomizations called forms. (Scroll down to see video.)

The NUCHIPS Picture Books & Recording includes a) picture books, b) audio recording, and c) instructions and score form as printable pdf files. The seventeen-page instruction manual includes administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Age-specific normative data is included for ages three and up. This product is available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

NUCHIPS Picture Books with Male Talker Recording (CD Format); Item 144R; Price $80.00 + S&H*
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Does Auditec offer a picture-pointing test for young children in other languages? No, consider employing a test with nonverbal stimuli such as the Sound Effects Recognition Test.

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NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise©

The NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise© recording has all four lists of the NU-CHIPS recorded to the left channel. Four Talker Noise is recorded to the right channel as competition. This recording is offered for those who want to administer this test with noise; however, no interpretative data is available for the test in noise.

The primary signal (word list) is recorded on the left track, and the competition is on the right. This versatile recording can be administered for masking, speech in noise, or words in quiet. With a dual-channel audiometer, the administrator can set their own signal-to-noise ratio by mixing the left and right channels. They can access the left channel only to administer the word lists in quiet.

The NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise© includes: a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. (The instructions pertain to the original test recorded without noise.) The NUCHIPS pictures are not included with this recording but can be purchased separately. Available from Auditec, Inc. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE SHIPPING TO CONTIGUOUS US.

NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise© (CD Format); Item 237; Price $90.00 USD + S&H*
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NUCHIPS Picture Books Only

This Northwestern University-Children’s Perception of Speech (NU-CHIPS) product consists of the picture books in print without any recording. NU-CHIPS is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test for children whose language age is as low as three. The test is made up of 50 words familiar to three-year-olds in four randomizations called forms.

The NUCHIPS Picture Books include a) picture books and b) instructions and score form as printable pdf files. The seventeen-page instruction manual includes administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Age-specific normative data is included for ages three and up. This product is available from Auditec, Inc.. Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

NUCHIPS Picture Books Only (paper format); Item P135R; Price $75.00 + S&H*
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NUCHIPS Books & Female Recording

This Northwestern University-Children’s Perception of Speech (NU-CHIPS) Picture Books & Female Recording product is the female talker version. It is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test for children whose language age is as low as three. The test is made up of 50 words familiar to three-year-olds in four randomizations called forms.

The NUCHIPS Picture Books & Female Recording includes a) picture books, b) audio recording, and c) instructions and score form as printable pdf files. The seventeen-page instruction manual includes administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Age-specific normative data is included for ages three and up. This product is available from Auditec, Inc.  Use the “Buy Now” button below or call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

NUCHIPS Picture Books & Female Recording (CD Format); Item 144F; Price $80.00 + S&H*
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