Measuring the ability of hearing impaired school-aged children in Hong Kong to understand connected discourse using an intelligibility self-rating procedure

Kei, J. and Smyth, V. (1996) Measuring the ability of hearing impaired school-aged children in Hong Kong to understand connected discourse using an intelligibility self-rating procedure. Australian Journal of Audiology, 18 1: 23-33.

Author Kei, J.
Smyth, V.
Title Measuring the ability of hearing impaired school-aged children in Hong Kong to understand connected discourse using an intelligibility self-rating procedure
Journal name Australian Journal of Audiology
ISSN 0157-1532
Publication date 1996
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 33
Total pages 11
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld., Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Language eng
Abstract This study aimed to (1) examine the applicability of a self-rating procedure to measure the ability of hearing impaired children to understand connected discourse, (2) assess the effect of two different hearing aid frequency responses and two listening conditions on speech ratings and (3) investigate the predictability of speech ratings using three measurements: (i) average pure tone hearing thresholds (PTA), (ii) maximum identification scores (MAXPI) and (iii) half-peak levels (HPL) of the performance-intensity function of the Cantonese Monosyllabic Word-list Test. Twenty-five normal hearing and 54 sensorineural hearing impaired school-aged children participated in an experiment in which they were required to rate how well they could understand connected discourse passages, on a scale of 0 to 5. Results indicated that (1) both normal hearing and hearing impaired school- aged pupils in Hong Kong were able to give valid ratings to show their level of understanding of connected discourse; (2) there was a significant difference in ratings across subject groups, classified according to their average pure-tone hearing threshold levels, as well as across test conditions; (3) PTA was the worst and MAXPI the best predictor of intelligibility ratings, especially for children with severe or profound hearing impairment.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Journal title since 1999: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology (1443-4873; 1839-5244)

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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