A Swedish version of the Hearing In Noise Test (HINT) for measurement of speech recognition
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, Vol. 45, no 4, 227-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A Swedish Hearing In Noise Test (HINT), consisting of everyday sentences to be used in an adaptive procedure to estimate the speech recognition thresholds in noise and quiet, has been developed. The material consists of 250 sentences, with a length of five to nine syllables, normalized for naturalness, difficulty and reliability. The sentences were recorded with a female speaker. From the sentences, 25 phonemically balanced lists were created. All lists fluctuate less than 1 dB of the overall mean. The standard deviation of the test-retest difference is 0.94 dB when testing with one list, and decreases to 0.68 dB and 0.56 dB for two and three lists, respectively. The average speech recognition thresholds in noise for the Swedish sentences were -3.0 dB signal/noise ratio (SD = 1.1 dB). The present study has resulted in a well-defined and internationally comparable set of sentences, which can be used in Swedish audiological rehabilitation and research to measure speech recognition in noise and quiet. © 2006 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 45, no 4, 227-237 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35633DOI: 10.1080/14992020500429583Local ID: 28022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-35633DiVA: diva2:256481