A Spondee List for Determining Speech Reception Threshold without Prior Familiarization The purpose of this investigation was to select a list of spondees from the CID W-1 spondee word list that eliminates the need for familiarization but produces spondee thresholds equivalent to those obtained with familiarization. Forty-eight subjects with normal hearing responded to familiarized and unfamiliarized spondee words at their familiarized ... Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   August 1975
A Spondee List for Determining Speech Reception Threshold without Prior Familiarization
 
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Clinical Exchange   |   August 1975
A Spondee List for Determining Speech Reception Threshold without Prior Familiarization
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1975, Vol. 40, 388-396. doi:10.1044/jshd.4003.388
History: Received October 8, 1974 , Accepted January 30, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1975, Vol. 40, 388-396. doi:10.1044/jshd.4003.388
History: Received October 8, 1974; Accepted January 30, 1975

The purpose of this investigation was to select a list of spondees from the CID W-1 spondee word list that eliminates the need for familiarization but produces spondee thresholds equivalent to those obtained with familiarization. Forty-eight subjects with normal hearing responded to familiarized and unfamiliarized spondee words at their familiarized spondee threshold levels. Spondee words that were correctly identified most often without prior familiarization or whose correct response rates were least altered by familiarization were selected for the final list. Seventeen words were selected from the criteria of the present study; two of these words were excluded from the final list since they did not fall within the recommended 4-dB range. The 15 remaining spondee words without familiarization produced spondee thresholds equivalent to the entire CID W-1 list with familiarization in a direct comparison of the two lists in 20 subjects with normal hearing.

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