Spondees; Child Spondees, Short Interval

This product consists of a recording of short interval versions of Spondees and Child Spondees. 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 the elderly.

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). Administration time for Adult Spondees – Short Interval version is approximately four minutes.

Child Spondees is considered a speech threshold (or speech reception threshold-SRT) test. It is a list of spondaic words that was selected to be familiar to children. Auditec recorded 51 words in one randomization. The medium SRT is 20 dB SPL. Administration time for the Child Spondees – Short Interval version is approximately three minutes.

The Spondees; Child Spondees Short Interval includes a) audio recording and b) printed word lists. This product does not include instructions, normative data, or pictures. 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 to contiguous US locations.

Spondees, Child Spondees Short Interval; Item 102SI; Price $59.50
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W-22 Form A Short Interval

The W-22 Form A Short Interval Version 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.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. The administration time for the short interval is 7-13 minutes instead of 10-18 minutes for the standard interval.

The W-22 Form A Short Interval Version 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 Short Interval Version Lists 1-4; Item 103SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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W-22 Form D Short Interval

The W-22 Form D Short Interval Version 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. This W-22 Form D product includes all of the same 200 W-22 words as Form A, but they are presented in a different sequence to prevent memorization.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. The administration time for the short interval is 7-13 minutes instead of 10-18 minutes for the standard interval.

The W-22 Form D Short Interval Version 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 D Short Interval Version Lists 1-4; Item 106SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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W-22 Form C Short Interval

The W-22 Form C Short Interval Version 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. This W-22 Form C product includes all of the same 200 W-22 words as Form A, but they are presented in a different sequence to prevent memorization.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. The administration time for the short interval is 7-13 minutes instead of 10-18 minutes for the standard interval.

The W-22 Form C Short Interval Version 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 C Short Interval Version Lists 1-4; Item 105SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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W-22 Form B Short Interval

The W-22 Form B Short Interval Version 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. This W-22 Form B product includes all of the same 200 W-22 words as Form A, but they are presented in a different sequence to prevent memorization.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. The administration time for the short interval is 7-13 minutes instead of 10-18 minutes for the standard interval.

The W-22 Form B Short Interval Version 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 B Short Interval Version Lists 1-4; Item 104SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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Spondees; W-22 Form A Short Interval

This product is the short interval versions of Spondees and W-22 Form A (Lists 1-4). These short-interval versions give the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way to speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly.

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 W-22, 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 Spondees; W-22 Form A Short Interval includes a) audio recording and b) printed word lists. This product does not include instructions, normative data, or pictures. 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 to contiguous US locations.

Spondees, W-22 Form A Short Interval; Item 101SI; Price $95.00 + S&H*
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PBK A Short Interval

PBK-50 Form A Short Interval version tests word recognition ability of lower grade school age children. The articulation function is approximately 4%/dB. There are three lists of 50 words (150 words total) available in four different randomizations.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is an effective way speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. Administration time is 7-11 minutes.

The PBK Form A Short Interval version 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 to contiguous US.

PBK-50, Form A Short Interval Lists 1-3; Item 111SI; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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W-22 Ordered by Difficulty Short Interval

The W-22 Ordered by Difficulty Short Interval version is a word recognition or speech discrimination test. It consists of four lists of 25 words each selected by D. Rose so that they are ordered from most likely to be missed to the least likely. If the first 10 items (or 9 of the 10) are heard correctly, the test is halted, since it is assumed that an individual with word recognition difficulty will be most likely to miss the most difficult items. Persons who miss more than one of the first ten items are given the entire 25-word list.

This short-interval version of the test gives the patient 2.5 seconds to respond instead of the standard four seconds. It is yet another way to effectively speed up administration time, but this version is not recommended for young children or the elderly. The administration time will vary from 2-15 minutes depending on how well the patient performs.

The W-22 Ordered by Difficulty Short Interval version includes a) audio recording, and b) word list. This product does not include 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.

W-22 Ordered by Difficulty, Short Interval; Item 265; Price $70.25 + S&H*
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Short Interval Recordings

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

A little more about live voice vs. recorded testing. One of the major reasons that I hear from those who defend the practice of using live voice is that recorded tests take too long.  Typically, we use four seconds as the interstimulus interval.  This period of silence between stimuli appears to be sufficient for most people to hear the word, decide what it is and repeat it.  I have and I’m sure that most audiologists have, experienced extremely slow responders where even four seconds is inadequate. On the other hand, we experience the quick responders for whom a couple of seconds is sufficient.  Auditec has, therefore, produced recordings with shortened interstimulus intervals of 2.5 seconds.  I know of many audiologists who have taken advantage of these recordings quite successfully.  (For the occasional slow responder, one can employ the pause button on their playback device.)

Short interval recordings are available from Auditec, Inc.  See a sample comparison in the video below. The most popular version is the NU-6 Ordered by Difficulty Version II.