speech discrimination


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speech discrimination

The ability to recognize a spoken word if it is uttered loudly enough for the hearer to detect it as a sound.
See also: discrimination
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This explains the poor speech discrimination scores for some patients in our study.
Sensorineural hearing loss reduces speech discrimination even with pathology limited to the cochlea in the young(13).
Group work with several people talking at one time can create speech discrimination (Gildston, 1973) and speechreading problems.
Sound and speech perception hearing levels were assessed by the speech reception threshold (SRT) and the speech discrimination test (SDT), respectively.
The severity is more marked than the pure tone threshold may indicate, because the speech discrimination score remains less than 50 percent.
Her speech discrimination scores were 80% for the right ear and 84% for the left.
In addition to the minimum age requirement, patients should have stable bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, an unaided speech discrimination test score [greater than or equal to] 40%, a normally functioning eustachian tube, normal middle ear anatomy and tympanic membrane, adequate space for the implant, and at least 30 days' experience with an appropriately fitting hearing aid.
The speech discrimination score must be at least 75% unless the patient has far advanced otosclerosis.