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.
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Do not fail to make the diagnosis of cochlear otosclerosis if, for example, you have operated on a parent and 3 siblings of a 40-year-old woman who presents with a 40-dB hearing loss with good speech discrimination and absent reflexes.
A follow-up audiogram obtained 2 weeks later showed little change in air conduction, bone conduction, and speech reception thresholds, but the speech discrimination score had fallen to 88% at 65 dB (it subsequently improved to 96% at 65 dB on the next audiogram prior to middle ear exploration).
His hearing was subjectively the same, but audiometry in the right ear showed improvements in his pure-tone averages (PTAs), speech reception threshold (60 dB), and speech discrimination score (76%).
Over the course of 3 years, the patient's speech discrimination score fell to 0% in the left ear despite the absence of tumor regrowth on imaging studies.
Her speech reception threshold was 30 dB, and her speech discrimination score was 88% at 70 dB hearing loss.
Audiology revealed a flat severe sensorineural hearing loss with a speech reception threshold of 70 dB and a speech discrimination score of 12% at 100 dB.