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Question for all Auidiologist?

John Richards JLFB63A at prodigy.com
Sat Apr 12 09:06:25 EST 1997

Why do Auidiologist give word lists such as ice cream, etc... that the 
children know instead of word recognition lists of words that they so not 
know?  Why don't Auidiologist when evaluating the child's hearing not 
give the child sentences to hear and respond too?  When individuals talk 
they usually talk in sentences not in one word.  Our teachers teach in 
sentences not with one word.  As a parent it does not make sense that 
when getting the speech perception % scores that words are given that the 
child recognizes.  Because our child knows the words he only needs to 
hear part and guess and get it right.  Every Audiologist he has gone to 
gives the same list of words.  To me, getting the true picture of what 
the child hears their needs to be two sets of scores plus their always 
needs to be in quiet and in noise.  The only place I know that our son is 
placed in a quiet room is when he has his hearing tested in the sound 
booth.  Most rooms where he is will have the HVAC system on, lights on, 
ect... I hope there is some input to this issue from Audiologists.

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