Complex language tests are mainly used in the evaluation of centralized audit processing (CAP). Although people with a CAP have normal sound thresholds and perhaps even a normal ability to recognize words, they are not able to process complex voice signals. A frequently used test simultaneously represents two different words for each ear (a dichotic task). People with a normal CAP can easily repeat both words, while a person with a temporal lobe problem may not be able to repeat the word presented to the ear in a contralateral manner to the lesion. This result is similar to the results of concomitant visual or sensory stimuli in people with parietal disorders. Question: Are there any other specific instructions for the UCL measure? Answer: Instructions are very important. We need to make a patient understand what we expect from him. Personally, I don`t like things out loud. When I am asked to indicate what is unpleasantly noisy, I am much below what is really my UCL. I think you have to tell your patients very directly that you are not looking for a bit of discomfort, but where they do not want or cannot hear it. Question: Can you summarize the best ways to test hearing aid performance? I guess they are voice signals.
Answer: I think using HINT or QuickSin would be most useful in a behavioral test. We have other ways of looking at performance that is not behavioral. Question: What about dialects? In my area, some of the local dialects cut words during the language test. I`m not sure I should consider them good or fake. Answer: It all depends on your situation. If a patient`s production really reflects the dialect of that region and they say the word, as everyone else would say in this area, I would say they have the right word. If necessary, if you are not really clear, you can always ask the patient to spell the word or write it down. This extra time may be uncomfortable, but it is the best way to be sure that they have properly identified the word. Question: Is there a reference for the staple method? Answer: The clip method is based on the old modified version of the old Hughson-Westlake, which many people use for clay threshold tests. It is very similar to the traditional base 10 dB, up to 5 dB.
I`m sure there are more references, but the Hughson-Westlake is what the staples are based on. Question: If you got a TSR result, if you want to compare it to the thresholds to validate your pure sounds, how do you compare it to the audiogram? Answer: If it is a flat hearing loss, you can be compared to the pure average 3 frequencies (PTA). If there is a high frequency loss that significantly reduces the atability to perhaps 2000 Hz, it is best to compare only the average of 500 Hz and 1000Hz. If this is a steep slope loss, then you are looking for an agreement with the best threshold that would probably be the 500 Hz threshold. The opposite also applies to patients whose configurations are increasing. Compare the SRT with the two best frequencies of the PTA if the loss has either a steep slope, a steep climb, or the best frequency in the PTA when it comes to a really steep configuration change. Question: Where can I find lists of languages in Russian or other languages? Answer: The auditec has some languages available in languages other than English – it would be better to contact them directly.