Effects of Sophistication on Four Tests for Nonorganic Hearing Loss Three groups of 15 normal-hearing subjects were asked to simulate a hearing loss in one ear. Each subject was then tested on four measurements often used in determining the presence of pseudohypacusis (a comparison of the SRT to the pure-tone average, ascending vs descending pure-tone tests, the Stenger test, and ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1977
Effects of Sophistication on Four Tests for Nonorganic Hearing Loss
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1977
Effects of Sophistication on Four Tests for Nonorganic Hearing Loss
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 528-534. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.528
History: Received January 14, 1977 , Accepted May 5, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 528-534. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.528
History: Received January 14, 1977; Accepted May 5, 1977

Three groups of 15 normal-hearing subjects were asked to simulate a hearing loss in one ear. Each subject was then tested on four measurements often used in determining the presence of pseudohypacusis (a comparison of the SRT to the pure-tone average, ascending vs descending pure-tone tests, the Stenger test, and pure-tone delayed auditory feedback). Results showed that as practice and sophistication on each of the procedures increased, there tended to be more improvement in the subjects' ability to “beat” some of the tests than others.

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