A Comparison of the NU-6 and W-22 Speech Discrimination Tests for Assessing Sensorineural Hearing Loss The Auditec recordings of the CID W-22 and NU-6 word lists were administered to 30 adults having sensorineural hearing losses. Speech discrimination scores for both tests were obtained at 16, 24, and 32 dB sensation level. Results suggest that both tests differentiate sensorineural-impaired subjects from normal listeners, although scores were ... Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1979
A Comparison of the NU-6 and W-22 Speech Discrimination Tests for Assessing Sensorineural Hearing Loss
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1979
A Comparison of the NU-6 and W-22 Speech Discrimination Tests for Assessing Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1979, Vol. 44, 522-527. doi:10.1044/jshd.4404.522
History: Received December 8, 1978 , Accepted June 21, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1979, Vol. 44, 522-527. doi:10.1044/jshd.4404.522
History: Received December 8, 1978; Accepted June 21, 1979

The Auditec recordings of the CID W-22 and NU-6 word lists were administered to 30 adults having sensorineural hearing losses. Speech discrimination scores for both tests were obtained at 16, 24, and 32 dB sensation level. Results suggest that both tests differentiate sensorineural-impaired subjects from normal listeners, although scores were significantly better for the W-22 word lists at all sensation levels. Implications for the clinical use of these measures are discussed.

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