Department of Audiology Faculty Articles

Title

The Relationship of Audiometric Thresholds Elicited with Pulsed, Warbled, and Pulsed-Warbled Tones in Adults with Normal Hearing

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0002-9662-1092, 0000-0001-6770-4377

ISBN or ISSN

1538-4667

Volume

30

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

8-2009

First Page

485

Last Page

487

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

DOI Number

10.1097/AUD.0b013e3181a16366

Abstract

Objective:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) guidelines allow pulsed and warbled tones in measuring audiometric thresholds and include test frequencies of 3000 and 6000 Hz. However, no research has examined the relationship between thresholds obtained with these stimuli at these frequencies. This study investigated the relationship between thresholds obtained with pulsed, warbled, and pulsed-warbled tones.

Design:

Thresholds from 25 listeners were obtained using pulsed, warbled, and pulsed-warbled tones at test frequencies recommended by ASHA.

Results:

Thresholds elicited with pulsed, warbled, and pulsed-warbled tones did not significantly differ.

Conclusions:

Findings support using pulsed, warbled, and pulsed-warbled tones for threshold measurements at the frequencies recommended by ASHA.

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

audiometric thresholds, adults, hearing, language, normal hearing, speech

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