Word Recognition/Speech Discrimination Category

The following items are word recognition or speech discrimination tests. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

This is not an exhaustive list. Many other tests appear in Auditec’s catalog. Go to Auditec’s alphabetical price list for a full product listing or email auditecinfo@auditec.com for further assistance.

Basic Auditory Tests Version V

The Basic Auditory Tests Version V includes several popular test recordings at an INCREDIBLE PRICE! Version V includes:

The NU-6, W-22, and PBK word lists are recorded on the left track, and the competing noise 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 Basic Auditory Tests Version V 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.

Basic Auditory Tests Version V; Item CD101R5; Price $106.00 & S&H*
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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.

Spanish SRT and Word Recognition

The Spanish SRT & Word Recognition recording includes one list of 72 trisyllable words for obtaining speech reception threshold (SRT) and four lists of 50 words each (for a total of 200 words) of bisyllables for word recognition. (Because of the nature of the Spanish language, bisyllables are preferred over monosyllables for word recognition.)

Spanish SRT & Word Recognition 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 within the contiguous US.

Spanish Trisyllables for SRT & Bisyllables for Word Recognition; Item 120; Price $77.50 USD + S&H*
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These tests are also available on the following product:

  • 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

⇒What is the difference between Spanish Trisyllables for SRT & Bisyllables for Word Recognition (Item 120) and the Spanish SRT & Word Recognition on the Spanish Auditory Test CD (Item CD103-9)? The Spanish Trisyllable and Bisyllable recordings on Item 120 and CD103-9 are identical. 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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W-22

The W-22 Form A, 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 W-22 administration time is 10-18 minutes.

The W-22 Form A 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 Lists 1-4; Item 103; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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⇒Do you have speech discrimination lists in other languages? Auditec offers speech discrimination lists like the W-22 in over fifteen languages.

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W-22 Ordered by Difficulty

The W-22 Ordered by Difficulty 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. The administration time will vary from 4-21 minutes depending on how well the patient performs.

The W-22 Ordered by Difficulty 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; Item 115; Price $70.25 USD + S&H*
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Nonsense Syllable Test

The Nonsense Syllable Test (NST) (also known as the Edgerton-Danhauer Nonsense Syllable Test) is considered similar to a word recognition or speech discrimination test. Watch the video demonstration below. (Scroll down.)

Several advantages of nonsense syllable materials over words include: increased analytic accuracy, less contamination by memory effects, less susceptibility to word familiarity effects, easier test construction and more sensitivity to the presence of auditory pathology.

All the data collected on the NST have shown that it is as easy to administer and score these as most of the traditional tests. Score sheets are available in both the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and an easy dictionary pronunciation format. The NST consists of two 25-element lists in six randomizations. It is considered suitable for both children and adults.

The Nonsense Syllable Test includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score form as printable pdf files. The nine-page instructions include background, scoring, and interpretation information. Normative data is included, but it is not age-specific because the test developer observed little or no age effects. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. Available from Auditec, Inc. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

Nonsense Syllable Test; Item 190; Price $80.50 USD + S&H*
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