A Modification of the Tillman-Olsen Method for Obtaining the Speech Reception Threshold Twenty normal-hearing subjects were tested to determine their speech reception thresholds (SRTs) using the Tillman-Olsen method and a modification of their method requiring no knowledge of the pure-tone audiogram from which to estimate the SRT. Varying amounts of attenuation were added to the line leading to the test earphone to ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1975
A Modification of the Tillman-Olsen Method for Obtaining the Speech Reception Threshold
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1975
A Modification of the Tillman-Olsen Method for Obtaining the Speech Reception Threshold
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1975, Vol. 40, 25-28. doi:10.1044/jshd.4001.25
History: Received May 16, 1974 , Accepted June 20, 1974
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1975, Vol. 40, 25-28. doi:10.1044/jshd.4001.25
History: Received May 16, 1974; Accepted June 20, 1974

Twenty normal-hearing subjects were tested to determine their speech reception thresholds (SRTs) using the Tillman-Olsen method and a modification of their method requiring no knowledge of the pure-tone audiogram from which to estimate the SRT. Varying amounts of attenuation were added to the line leading to the test earphone to minimize experimenter bias. The data revealed no significant differences between the two methods in either the SRTs themselves or the amount of time required to obtain them. A procedure is therefore advanced for clinicians wishing to measure SRTs without prior knowledge of pure-tone thresholds.

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