Assessment of auditory processing disorder in children using an adaptive filtered speech test (2013)
AuthorsRickard N.A., Heidtke U.J., O'Beirne G.A.show all
Objective: One type of test commonly used to assess auditory processing disorder (APD) is the 'filtered words test' (FWT), in which a monaural, low-redundancy speech sample is distorted by using filtering to modify its frequency content. One limitation of the various existing FWTs is that they are performed using a constant level of low-pass filtering, making them prone to ceiling and floor effects that compromise their efficiency and accuracy. A recently developed computer-based test, the University of Canterbury Adaptive Speech Test- Filtered Words (UCAST-FW), uses an adaptive procedure intended to improve the efficiency and sensitivity of the test over its constant-level counterparts. Design: The UCAST-FW was administered to school-aged children to investigate the ability of the test to distinguish between children with and without APD. Study sample: Fifteen children aged 7-13 diagnosed with APD, and an aged-matched control group of 10 children with no history of listening difficulties. Results: Data obtained demonstrates a significant difference between the UCAST-FW results obtained by children with APD and those with normal auditory processing. Conclusions: These findings provide evidence that the UCAST-FW may discriminate between children with and without APD with greater sensitivity than its constant-level counterparts. © 2013 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society.
CitationRickard NA, Heidtke UJ, O'Beirne GA (2013). Assessment of auditory processing disorder in children using an adaptive filtered speech test. International Journal of Audiology. 52(10). 687-697.
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KeywordsScience & Technology; Life Sciences & Biomedicine; Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology; Otorhinolaryngology; AUDIOLOGY & SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY; OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY; Audiology; auditory processing disorder; speech perception; hearing disorders; speech acoustics; TEMPORAL CUES; LANGUAGE; INTELLIGIBILITY; DISCRIMINATION; RECOGNITION; PERCEPTION
ANZSRC Fields of Research11 - Medical and Health Sciences::1103 - Clinical Sciences::110315 - Otorhinolaryngology
17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences::1702 - Cognitive Science::170204 - Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
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