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Evaluating the results of Persian version of the temporal resolution test in adults

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Author(s): Shaghayegh Omidvar | Zahra Jafari | Seyed Ali Akbar Tahaei

Journal: Audiology
ISSN 1735-1936

Volume: 21;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 38;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Temporal resolution | continuous noise | interrupted noise | signal to noise ratio

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Temporal resolution refers to the ability of perceiving changes over time. This study was conducted to prepare Persian version of the temporal resolution test, which was first introduced by Phillips (1994) and Stuart (1996), and to obtain its results in 18 to 25 year old normal individuals of both genders.Methods: To construct the Persian version of the temporal resolution test, like the original version, speech stimuli, continuous and interrupted noises were used. Speech stimuli comprised four lists of fifty words-monosyllabic lists, which were presented to the right ears first in quietness and then with continuous and interrupted noises on S/Ns of -20, -10, 0, +10 dB. The test was performed on thirty three right handed healthy individuals (14 male and 19 female with the mean age 21.02, SD=1.7 year old) in written response mode.Results: Significant difference was shown between test scores in quiet with each of the continuous (p

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