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Development and evaluation of the British English Coordinate Response Measure Speech-In-Noise Test as an occupational hearing assessment tool

Development and evaluation of the British English Coordinate Response Measure Speech-In-Noise Test as an occupational hearing assessment tool
Development and evaluation of the British English Coordinate Response Measure Speech-In-Noise Test as an occupational hearing assessment tool

Objective: The studies described in this paper outline the design and development of a British English version of the coordinate response measure (CRM) speech-in-noise (SiN) test. Our interest in the CRM is as a SiN test with high face validity for occupational auditory fitness for duty (AFFD) assessment.

Design: Study 1 used the method of constant stimuli to measure and adjusted the psychometric functions of each target word, producing a speech corpus with equal intelligibility. After ensuring all the target words had similar intelligibility, for studies 2 and 3 the CRM was presented in an adaptive procedure in stationary speech-spectrum noise to measure speech reception thresholds and evaluate the test-retest reliability of the CRM SiN test.Study sample: Studies 1 (n=20) and 2 (n=30) were completed by normal-hearing civilians. Study 3 (n=22) was completed by hearing impaired military personnel.Results: The results display good test-retest reliability (95% confidence interval < 2.1 dB) and concurrent validity when compared to the triple-digit test (r = < 0.65) and the CRM is sensitive to hearing impairment.

Conclusion: The British English CRM using stationary speech-spectrum noise is a ‘ready to use’ SiN test, suitable for investigation as an AFFD assessment tool for military personnel.

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Semeraro, Hannah D.
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Rowan, Daniel
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Van Besouw, Rachel M.
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Allsopp, Adrian A.
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Semeraro, Hannah D.
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Van Besouw, Rachel M.
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Allsopp, Adrian A.
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Semeraro, Hannah D., Rowan, Daniel, Van Besouw, Rachel M. and Allsopp, Adrian A. (2017) Development and evaluation of the British English Coordinate Response Measure Speech-In-Noise Test as an occupational hearing assessment tool. International Journal of Audiology, 56 (10), 749-758. (doi:10.1080/14992027.2017.1317370).

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Objective: The studies described in this paper outline the design and development of a British English version of the coordinate response measure (CRM) speech-in-noise (SiN) test. Our interest in the CRM is as a SiN test with high face validity for occupational auditory fitness for duty (AFFD) assessment.

Design: Study 1 used the method of constant stimuli to measure and adjusted the psychometric functions of each target word, producing a speech corpus with equal intelligibility. After ensuring all the target words had similar intelligibility, for studies 2 and 3 the CRM was presented in an adaptive procedure in stationary speech-spectrum noise to measure speech reception thresholds and evaluate the test-retest reliability of the CRM SiN test.Study sample: Studies 1 (n=20) and 2 (n=30) were completed by normal-hearing civilians. Study 3 (n=22) was completed by hearing impaired military personnel.Results: The results display good test-retest reliability (95% confidence interval < 2.1 dB) and concurrent validity when compared to the triple-digit test (r = < 0.65) and the CRM is sensitive to hearing impairment.

Conclusion: The British English CRM using stationary speech-spectrum noise is a ‘ready to use’ SiN test, suitable for investigation as an AFFD assessment tool for military personnel.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 24 May 2017
Published date: 2017
Organisations: Human Sciences Group, Inst. Sound & Vibration Research

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Local EPrints ID: 407956
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/407956
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ORCID for Daniel Rowan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7190-9997

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Date deposited: 05 May 2017 01:04
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 06:03

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