Auditory Training Lessons© (ATL)

The Auditory Training Lessons© (ATL) is an audio recording of 21 auditory training lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20-30 minutes and consists of words, phrases, and sentences. (NOTE: The phrases from Lesson 18 have been omitted.) The task is to mark a response form while listening to an audio recording. The words, spoken in isolation, are paired for contrast. The phrases and sentences are completion tasks which employ many of the words in the word section. The lessons can be used either individually (self-administering) or in a group setting (under a clinician’s guidance). This recording is suitable for adults and children old enough to understand the task and vocabulary. The video demonstration (below) shows what the person will see on their response form while listening to the audio recording.

This product includes a) audio recording, and b) patient instructions, response forms, and answer forms as printable pdf files. The one-page patient instructions are sufficient to understand the tasks. Normative data is not provided since this product is for therapy and not for examination.  It is assumed that the purchaser of this product understands its use and purpose.

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ASHA Spondees

ASHA Spondees* is a speech threshold (speech reception threshold-SRT) recording. These are two sets of 18 spondaic words formulated by an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) committee of audiologists. The two lists are considered to be of equivalent difficulty. The SRT is 20 dB SPL. This list is considered suitable for all ages, but young children may be unfamiliar with the vocabulary. Therefore it may be necessary to administer a test for young children (such as Child Spondees).

ASHA Spondees includes a) audio recording, and b) word list. 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.

ASHA Spondees, Child Spondees; Item 102A; Price $59.50

ASHA Spondees, NU-6A; Item 145A; Price $95.00

ASHA Spondees, W-22A; Item 101A; Price $95.00

*Auditec also sells standard “Spondees.”

Spanish Monosyllables©

Spanish Monosyllables© consists of two lists of monosyllables randomized twice, (for a total of four lists) for word recognition. Because of the nature of the Spanish language, monosyllables is not recommended as a test of word recognition. It is made available for those who believe monosyllables should be employed in word recognition measurements.

Spanish Monosyllables© includes a) audio recording, 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. 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 locations.

Spanish Monosyllables© (CD Format); Item No. 151; Price $75.75 USD + S&H* 
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©COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Auditec’s recordings are protected by copyright. One backup is permitted. Sharing, uploading to servers, publishing to the internet, and all other forms of distribution are prohibited. Email questions regarding copyright to auditecinfo@auditec.com.

*INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Importers are responsible for duties and taxes. Auditec advises your organization to contact your government to estimate tax prior to ordering.

⇒These tests are also available on the following product:

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

⇒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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Spanish Bisyllables Form 1©

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. 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 locations.

Spanish Bisyllables Form 1© (CD Format); Item 268; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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©COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Auditec’s recordings are protected by copyright. One backup is permitted. Sharing, uploading to servers, publishing to the internet, and all other forms of distribution are prohibited. Email questions regarding copyright to auditecinfo@auditec.com.

*INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Importers are responsible for duties and taxes. Auditec advises your organization to contact your government to estimate tax prior to ordering.

⇒This test also appears on the following products:

  • Spanish Auditory Tests 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, Form 1, Lists A-D©

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

The French PB Words Form 1 Lists A-D© 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.

©COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Auditec’s recordings are protected by copyright. Sharing, uploading to servers, publishing to the internet, and all other forms of distribution are prohibited.

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 locations. If you are an international customers, please note that importers are responsible for duties and taxes. Auditec advises your organization to contact your government to estimate tax prior to ordering.

French PB Words, Form 1*, Lists A-D© (CD Format); Item 272; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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⇒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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WORD RECOGNITION TESTING, LIVE VOICE VS. RECORDED

Written by William F. Carver, Ph.D., FAAA, FASHA, CCC(A)ret.

You receive a referral from an audiologist.  An audiogram which includes a word recognition score is sent with the patient.  What can you tell from the word recognition score?  Nothing!   What list was used; W-22, NU-6, or PBK lists?  Did the audiologist use live voice, or was it from a recording?  Was it from a commercially available recording?  What is the articulation function (performance/intensity function) of the recording or of the audiologist’s voice? These variables can have a profound effect on  a word recognition score.

Presentations of cases (Grand Rounds) at conventions and meetings usually include an audiogram, SRT and word recognition scores…again what can you tell from the word recognition score?  If the presentation does not include information relative to how it was obtained with what materials, you have no real idea of the patient’s ability to discriminate speech.

To convey the crucial information about a person’s ability to communicate verbally, one must specify, not only the word recognition score, but must list: the list (i.e. W-22 or NU-6), the sensation level at which the test was administered, whether live voice or recorded.  If live voice, what is “normal?”  If from a recording, who’s recording (i.e. Auditec, dubbed from Technisonics, LAFO, QMass, etc.) ?

What variables control a word recognition score?  1.  The talker (the primary source of variation), 2. The presentation level, and 3. The list employed.

Word recognition (nee speech discrimination) is a slippery aspect of auditory tests.  Attempts have been made to standardize word recognition testing, but results have been disappointing.  Ideally, recorded tests that have been used throughout the area should be used.  And, ideally, one should not rely on a single score.  It has been shown that some sensory-neural patients will exhibit an articulation function that rises slowly and then curls over at higher levels.  Thus if one measures word recognition at a comparatively low level, it may be missed that a patient’s word recognition gets worse at higher levels.  A significant finding.

The point is, one should take the time to used recorded materials when testing for word recognition and ideally, especially in sensori-neural cases, obtain at least two measures at medium and high levels.

Adult word recognition lists like the NU-6 and W-22 and child word recognition lists like the PBK are available from Auditec, Inc.