Comparison of the South African Spondaic and CID W-1 wordlists for measuring speech recognition threshold

Show simple item record Hanekom, Tanya Heather Soer, Maggi E. (Magdalena Elizabeth) Pottas, Lidia 2016-04-29T06:53:16Z 2016-04-29T06:53:16Z 2015-06-26
dc.description Portions of this study have been orally presented at the ENT/SAAA/SASLHA congress, Sun City, South Africa, on 04 November 2012. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : The home language of most audiologists in South Africa is either English or Afrikaans, whereas most South Africans speak an African language as their home language. The use of an English wordlist, the South African Spondaic (SAS) wordlist, which is familiar to the English Second Language (ESL) population, was developed by the author for testing the speech recognition threshold (SRT) of ESL speakers. OBJECTIVES : The aim of this study was to compare the pure-tone average (PTA)/SRT correlation results of ESL participants when using the SAS wordlist (list A) and the CID W-1 spondaic wordlist (list B – less familiar; list C – more familiar CID W-1 words). METHOD : A mixed-group correlational, quantitative design was adopted. PTA and SRT measurements were compared for lists A, B and C for 101 (197 ears) ESL participants with normal hearing or a minimal hearing loss (<26 dBHL; mean age 33.3). RESULTS : The Pearson correlation analysis revealed a strong PTA/SRT correlation when using list A (right 0.65; left 0.58) and list C (right 0.63; left 0.56). The use of list B revealed weak correlations (right 0.30; left 0.32). Paired sample t-tests indicated a statistically significantly stronger PTA/SRT correlation when list A was used, rather than list B or list C, at a 95% level of confidence. CONCLUSIONS : The use of the SAS wordlist yielded a stronger PTA/SRT correlation than the use of the CID W-1 wordlist, when performing SRT testing on South African ESL speakers with normal hearing, or minimal hearing loss (<26 dBHL). en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Tanya Hanekom received a bursary from the University of Pretoria in 2010. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hanekom, T., Soer, M. & Pottas, L. (2015). Comparison of the South African Spondaic and CID W-1 wordlists for measuring speech recognition threshold. South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 62(1), Art. #97, 10 pages. 10.4102/sajcd.v62i1.97. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0379-8046 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2225-4765 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajcd.v62i1.97
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject African language en_ZA
dc.subject Audiologists en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject South African Spondaic (SAS) wordlist en_ZA
dc.subject English wordlist en_ZA
dc.subject English second language (ESL) en_ZA
dc.subject Speech recognition threshold (SRT) en_ZA
dc.title Comparison of the South African Spondaic and CID W-1 wordlists for measuring speech recognition threshold en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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