Word Recognition/Speech Discrimination Category

The following items are word recognition or speech discrimination tests in English for adults. (Scroll down for word recognition/speech discrimination recordings in other languages.) Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

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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.

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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.

Basic Auditory Tests Version V© (CD Format); 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 & 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.  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 within the contiguous US.

Spanish SRT & Word Recognition© (CD Format); Item 120; Price $77.50 USD + S&H*
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⇒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 Comparison Sentences

⇒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 Form A©

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. This product includes all four lists of 50 words each (200 words total). 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. 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 within the contiguous US.

W-22, Form A© (CD Format); 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.  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 within the contiguous US.

W-22 Ordered by Difficulty© (CD Format); Item 115; Price $70.25 USD + S&H*
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WIPI 2nd Ed. Recording & Wipeable Picture Book©

The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 2nd Edition Recording & Wipeable Picture Book© is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test appropriate for children whose language age is between 5 and 10-11. The test is comprised of four 25-word lists. The WIPI  uses 26 color plates (one for practice), six pictures per page. The book can easily be wiped to prevent the spread of germs.

The WIPI 2nd Ed. Recording with Wipeable Picture Book© includes: a) audio recording, and b) WIPI 2nd Ed. Wipeable Picture Book, and c) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The extensive manual includes background, development, norms, and administration. 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.

WIPI, 2nd Ed. Recording & Wipeable Picture Book© (CD Format); Item 142R; Price $214.75 USD+ S&H*Buy Now Button

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*What is the difference between the WIPI First Edition and WIPI Second Edition?

  1. The original authors of the WIPI developed a second edition to clear up the ambiguity of the first edition. In some cases the picture contains a more modern depiction, such as the coke bottle is now 2-liter bottle. About one picture per page was changed.
  2. The word list was changed. Therefore, the WIPI recording must correspond to the correct version.
  3. The WIPI First Edition is available only on CD-Rom. Picture CD-Roms are designed to be displayed on a computer screen; however, customers may print the pictures and place them in a three-ring binder. WIPI pictures must be printed in color to obtain accurate test results. The WIPI Second Edition is available either or CD-Rom or as a printed book.
  4. If you are unsure whether you own the first or second edition, check the color of the cover. If you own one of the old printed WIPI First Edition books, the cover will be either blue or green. The WIPI Second Edition is a dark red/ maroon color.

Does Auditec offer a picture-pointing test for young children in other languages? Yes, a similar test is available in Spanish called the Spanish Pediatric Picture Identification Test. If your pediatric patient speaks a different language, consider employing a test with nonverbal stimuli such as the Sound Effects Recognition Test.

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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. 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.

Nonsense Syllable Test© (CD Format); Item 190; Price $80.50 USD + S&H*
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Everyday Speech©

Everyday Speech© is considered a word recognition or speech discrimination test. It consists of 10 sets of 10 sentences each with 50 “target” words in each set for word recognition assessment under contextual conditions. They can be employed in auditory training also. The sentences vary in length and are spoken with minimal inflection. Administration time can vary from 8-24 minutes depending on the number of sets administered to the patient.

Everyday Speech© includes a) audio recording, and b) instructions and sentence list. The one-page instructions include format, procedure, scoring, and interpretation. Normative data is provided; however, it is not age-specific. 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 within the contiguous US.

CID Everyday Speech© (CD Format); Item 167; Price $59.50 USD + S&H* 
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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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⇒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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