5 Reasons to Buy Directly from Auditec

Here are five reasons to buy directly from Auditec:

  1. Free shipping to any contiguous US location and discounts to international locations.
  2. Knowledgeable and courteous customer service.
  3. Customers are automatically enrolled in product recall notifications.
  4. Ten percent of your purchase is donated to programs designed to alleviate human suffering.
  5. Purchase orders are accepted from hospitals, universities, and school systems.

Check out our extensive alphabetical catalog here: www.auditec.com. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to place an order. Email auditecinfo@auditec.com with a list of your test selections and state or country to receive an exact quote.

Attention Deficits: Is it ADD/ADHD or APD?

Children with attention deficits can be hard to diagnose. Is it attention deficit disorder (ADD)/ Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD) or is it an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)? Auditec offers tools to help professionals correctly diagnose children so that appropriate steps can be taken to manage the attention deficit.

Many professionals still rely on solely on subjective information such as observations by parents and teachers to diagnose ADD/ADHD. However, there is an objective, quantifiable test to help diagnose (or rule out) ADD/ADHD as a cause of the child’s attention deficit. It is called the Auditory Continuous Performance Test (ACPT). This test is a recorded word list given in quiet (no background noise). The child listens and responds to a target word. It is a pass or fail test with normative data on ages 6-11.

Auditec provides established and reliable tests like the Auditory Continuous Performance Test. With these tools, skilled professionals can confidently diagnose children with the correct disorder(s). Then recommendations can be customized according to the diagnosis to help the patient succeed in life. “Problem kids” become superheroes, and their skilled professionals do too!

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.

NU-6 Time Compressed 30% & 60%

The NU-6 Time Compressed Words (30% & 60%) is an auditory processing disorder test in the category of monaural low redundancy. That is, the speech stimuli have been accelerated, but without a shift in pitch. For this product, the all four lists of NU-6 Form A words have been compressed at 30% and 60%.

The NU-6 Time Compressed Words (30% & 60%) includes a) audio recording, and b) word list. This product does not include instructions. The normative data provided with the NU-6 Time Compressed was based on the W-22 Time Compressed. It is for ages 11 and up. 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.

NU-6 Time Compressed Words (30% & 60%); Item 129; Price $82.25 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.

⇒If age-specific normative data is needed for young children, consider purchasing the Time Compressed Sentence Test instead.

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WIPI 2nd ed. opposite Four Talker Noise

The WIPI 2nd ed. opposite Four Talker Noise recording has the Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification Second Edition recorded to the left channel. Four Talker Noise is recorded to the right channel as competition. It is offered for those who want to administer this test with noise; however, no interpretative data is available for the test in noise.

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 WIPI 2nd ed. opposite Four Talker Noise includes: a) audio recording, and b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. (The instructions pertain to the original test recorded without noise.) The WIPI pictures are not included with this recording but can be purchased separately. 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. opposite Four Talker Noise (no pictures); Item 236; Price $137.00 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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WIPI 1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise

The WIPI 1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise recording has the Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification First Edition spoken by a female talker recorded to the left channel. Four Talker Noise is recorded to the right channel as competition. This recording is offered for those who want to administer this test with noise; however, no interpretative data is available for the test in noise.

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 WIPI 1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise includes: a) audio recording, b) pictures on CD-Rom, and c) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. (The instructions pertain to the original test recorded without noise.) 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 1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise (no pictures); Item 263; Price $110.00 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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Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 1st Edition Female Talker Recording with Picture CD-Rom

The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 1st Edition Female Talker Recording with Picture CD-Rom is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test appropriate for children whose language age is between 5 and 10-11. The WIPI  uses 26 color plates (one for practice), six pictures per page. This recording has a female talker. The WIPI Picture CD-Rom is designed to display WIPI pictures on a screen.

Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 1st Edition Female Talker Recording with Picture CD-Rom only includes: a) audio recording, and b) pictures on CD-Rom 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.

Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) 1st Edition Female Talker Recording with Picture CD-Rom; Item 142F; Price $119.00 + 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.

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? No, consider employing a test with nonverbal stimuli such as the Sound Effects Recognition Test.

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