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August 1967

Speech Audiometry: Tape Versus Disc Recording

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Otologic Medical Group, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(2):175-178. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050177011

MANY EXAMINERS rely on commercially available disc recordings of spondee and phonetically balanced (PB) word-lists as a standardized method of speech audiometry. However, these acetate records have a short play-life and require unusual care in handling and storage. Therefore, there is a recognized need for a reliable method of speech testing that is long-lived and easy to administer. Recording the CID W-1 (Spondee) and W-22 (PB) Auditory Test Series1 on magnetic tape would seem to eliminate the problems associated with disc recordings. The two-fold purpose of this paper is to report the production of a magnetic tape recording of selected segments of the CID tests and to compare auditory responses to this tape recording with responses to the disc version.

Tape-Recorded Speech Tests  The tape recording consists of selections of CID Auditory Tests W-1 and W-22 spoken by a different announcer. The production of the Los Angeles Foundation of Otology

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