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Test-retest reliability and list equivalency of the Persian Quick Speech in Noise Test

Author(s): Motahareh Khalili | Jamileh Fatahi | Fahimeh Hajiabolhassan | Ali Akbar Tahaei | Shohreh Jalaei

Journal: Modern Rehabilitation
ISSN 2008-2576

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 3;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Quick Speech in Noise Test | reliability | babble noise | signal to noise ratio loss

Abstract   Background and aim: The main problem of people with hearing loss is difficulty of hearing in background noise. One of the best tests that are used to evaluate speech perception in background noise is Quick Speech in Noise Test. The purpose of current study is to assess test-retest reliability and list equivalency of the Persian version of Quick Speech in Noise Test in young people with normal hearing.   Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 36 young (18-35 years old) individuals with normal hearing. Materials were presented via compact disk of Persian version of quick speech in noise test with standard earphone. Almost one week after test session, re-test was performed. All of the correct words were scored and then signal to noise ratio loss was calculated.   Results: The mean SNR Loss was -1.5±0.74 dB. there was significant difference between test- retest scores for lists 1(p0/05). There was significant difference between mean results of list 4 with list 1(p
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