The SSW consists of 40 spondee word
pairs (e.g., day-light, back-door) presented through TDH-39 headphones at a level of 55 dB HL.
We tested the SRT in each ear by using an adaptive procedure and the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) W-1 spondee word
Instead, our focus is on the most commonly used speech tests in clinical practice: the speech reception threshold (SRT) of spondee words
, the word recognition score (WRS) of phonetically balanced words, most comfortable loudness (MCL), and uncomfortable loudness (UCL).
This test consisted of bisyllabic spondee words
, for example, railroad, buckwheat, iceberg, woodchuck and horseshoe.
vowel identification test), and identify common spondee words
in a closed set (score: 74% on the four-choice spondee test).