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.

⇒Looking for word recognition in other languages? See these related categories: ARABIC, CANTONESE, CEBUANO, ETHIOPIAN, FRENCH, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, MANDARIN, POLISH, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, TONGAN, and VIETNAMESE.

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Newly Added Variations

Auditec introduces many NEW audiology test recording variations to our 2016 catalog. Old favorites and foreign language lists are now available with noise as competition. Read the list and click the hyperlinks for more details. (All prices in US dollars plus S&H.)

Description                                                                      Item                 Price

CIAT Dichotic Sentences                                                       251                    $80.00

CUNY Sentences w/Cafeteria Noise at +8 dB              239             $150.00

LNT/MLNT opposite Four Talker Noise                        240            $183.50

NU-6 Time Compressed with & without Reverberation  250      $140.00

NU-CHIPS opposite Children’s Noise                                261              $120.00

NU-CHIPS opposite Four Talker Noise                               237             $120.00

PBK-50 opposite Children’s Classroom Noise                 228                 $82.25

PBK-50 opposite Four Talker Noise                                       229               $82.25

Spanish Lists opposite Spanish Four Talker Noise      231                $110.00

WIPI1st ed. Female opposite Four Talker Noise, no pictures 263   $110.00

WIPI 2nd ed. opposite Four Talker Noise, no pictures  236      $137.00

W-22 Ordered by Difficulty, Short Interval                    265              $70.25

White Noise                                                                            227              $46.00

Thank you for being an Auditec customer. We look forward to serving you in 2016.

                             Happy New Year!

Spanish Auditory Tests©

Spanish Auditory Tests© includes the following Spanish language recordings:

Spanish Auditory Tests© includes a) audio recording and b) printed word lists. Administration instructions are included for the Paired Comparison Sentences only. Patient instructions in Spanish are included for SRT and Word Recognition lists only. No normative data is included with this product. 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.

Spanish Auditory Tests© (CD Format); Item No. CD103-9; Price $81.00 USD + S&H* 
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⇒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 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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PBK-50 Form A©

The PBK-50 Form A©, also known as PBK-50, 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. Administration time is 10-15 minutes.

The PBK 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 to contiguous US.

PBK-50, Form A© (CD Format); Item 111; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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NU-6 Form A©

The Northwestern University Auditory Test Number Six (NU-6) Form A© is a phonetically balanced word recognition test that employs CNC words. The male talker has a General American dialect. The articulation function is approximately 4% /dB. There are four lists of 50 words each (200 words total). The NU-6 administration time is 10-19 minutes.

The NU-6 Form A© (Lists 1-4) 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.

NU-6, Form A© (CD Format); Item 107; Price $59.50 USD + S&H*
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⇒What is the difference between Forms A, B, C, and D and which one should I choose?  The NU-6 lists have been recorded in four randomizations called “forms” to prevent memorization. For instance, NU-6 Form A includes all four lists of 50 words for a total of 200 words. NU-6 Form B includes the same 200 words in a different sequence. The same is true of NU-6 Forms C and D. The NU-6 Form A (the standard word list) is usually sufficient unless you plan to retest the same patient using the NU-6 word list.

⇒Do you have speech discrimination lists in other languages? Auditec offers speech discrimination lists like the NU-6 in over fifteen languages.

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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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