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.

SPANISH AUDITORY TEST CD

SPANISH AUDITORY TEST CD
A compact disc with the following Spanish language recordings:

The Spanish Auditory Test CD includes a) audio recording and b) printed word lists. Administration instructions are included for the Paired Comparison Sentences only. Patient instructions in Spanish are included for SRT and Word Recognition lists only. No normative data is included with this product. 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.

Spanish Auditory Test CD; Item No. CD103-9; Price $81.00 
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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.

*What is the difference between Spanish Monosyllables (Item 151), Spanish Trisyllables for SRT and Bisyllables for word recognition (Item 120), and the Spanish Monosyllables on the Spanish Auditory Test CD (Item CD103-9)? Item CD103-9 contains the same recordings as Item 151 and Item 120. Items 151 and Item 120 can be combined with other recordings as a custom CD; however, CD103-9 is a prepressed CD that cannot be combined with other recordings.

Does Auditec offer Spanish SRT and speech discrimination recordings for children? Yes, Auditec offers a Spanish picture pointing speech discrimination test for ages 4 and up called the Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test and a Spanish SRT picture pointing test called Spanish Pediatric Speech Recognition Test (SPSRT).

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SERT

The Sound Effects Recognition Test (SERT) picture book and recording is a closed-set, picture-pointing task for children. The test consists of three lists of ten sounds. Total administration time is under eight minutes. The SERT is a perfect alternative to word recognition tests for children who speak a foreign language or those with language limitations due to hearing impairment. Watch the practice! See video below.

The SERT includes: a) picture book with manual, b) audio test recording, c) score forms as printable pdf files. The extensive manual contains administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Age-specific normative data is included for ages three to six. 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.

Sound Effect Recognition Test Kit, recording and pictures; Item 137; Price $126.50 
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Santiago APD Battery

Santiago APD Battery 
A compact disc with the following Spanish language tests:

  • Spanish Dichotic Digits
  • Spanish Filtered Speech
  • Spanish Binaural Fusion
  • Spanish Speech in Noise (at +10 dB and 0 dB signal-to-noise ratios)

The Santiago Auditory Processing Disorders test battery (SAPD) is a set of four tests that assess (central) auditory processing (AP) in native Spanish-speaking adults. SAPD was developed by Adrian Fuente, Ph.D. of the Audiology Lab School of Speech and Hearing Sciences Medical Faculty, University of Chile. Since auditory processing includes various auditory abilities, different tests should be carried out to assess AP.  Some of these tests utilize verbal stimuli while others do not. For those auditory abilities that require verbal material to be assessed, e.g., dichotic listening, auditory performance in competing acoustic signals and auditory performance with degraded acoustic materials, tests with verbal stimuli in the language of the patient must be used. The SAPD battery was created because of this need. The aim of these tests is to assess some of the aspects of AP in Spanish-speaking adult patients suspected to have APD and/or with hearing complaints other than those associated with reduced hearing thresholds.

Each of the tests aims to assess different aspects of central auditory processing.

  • Speech-in-noise requires recognition of monosyllable in the presence of white noise, according to ASHA (1996) it fits the low redundancy monaural speech category.
  • Filtered Speech requires recognition of monosyllables that have been low pass filtered, a low redundancy category.
  • Binaural fusion requires recognition of monosyllables whose low frequency spectrum is presented to one ear and high frequency spectrum simultaneously to the other ear, this test is in the binaural interaction category.
  • Dichotic digits requires the patient to repeat two pairs of digits which are presented simultaneously to both ears, it is in the dichotic speech category.

Auditec recommends buying the Santiago APD Battery as a full set. However, Auditec sells the tests individually as well for those with budget restraints.  Normative data was derived from a population of native Spanish speaking persons living in Chile.  As in any language, there are differences in dialect and one needs to verify these data on the local population.

The Santiago APD Battery includes a) audio recording, and b) manual and score forms as printable pdf files on CDRom. The extensive manual is provided in both Spanish and English. It includes administration, scoring, and interpretation information. Normative data is included for adults only. It can be assumed children over the age of 12 will do 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.

Santiago APD Battery; Item No. 217; Price $275.00 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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Spanish Bisyllables

The Spanish Bisyllables Form 1 consists of four lists of 50 words each (for a total of 200 words) for word recognition. (Because of the nature of the Spanish language, bisyllables are preferred over monosyllables as a test of word recognition.)

Spanish Bisyllables Form 1 includes a) audio recording, and b) word list. Patient instructions in Spanish are provided, but 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. 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 locations.

Spanish Bisyllables Form 1, Lists A-D; Item 268; 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.

This test also appears on the following products:

  • Spanish Auditory Tests CD includes Spanish Trisyllables for SRT, Spanish Bisyllables & Monosyllables for Speech Discrimination, & Spanish Paired Compairison Sentences; Item CD103-9; Price $81.00 USD +S&H

French PB Words

The French PB Words Form 1 recording consists of four lists of monosyllables for word recognition. A French person from Paris speaks the lists.

The French PB Words includes: a) the audio recording, and b) word lists. 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. 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.

French PB Words, Form 1*, Lists A-D; Item 272; 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.

This test is also available on the following product:

  • French SRT & Word Recognition (Item 121)

⇒What is the difference between Forms 1, 2, 3, and 4 and which one should I choose?  The French PB Words have been recorded in four randomizations called “forms” to prevent memorization. For instance, French PB Words Form 1 includes all four lists of 50 words for a total of 200 words. French Form 2 includes the same 200 words in a different sequence. The same is true of French Forms 3 and 4. The French PB Words Form 1 (the standard word list) is usually sufficient unless you plan to retest the same patient using the same French word list.

⇒Does Auditec offer a French picture-pointing test for young children? No, consider employing a test with nonverbal stimuli such as the Sound Effects Recognition Test.

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