W-22 lists were given at 40 db re SRT with a Maico MA-24B audiometer and attachments to 20 normal-hearing adults in quiet and in combination with either wide-band or speech-spectrum noise at S/N = 0, monaurally by earphone and binaurally by loudspeaker(s). No systematic L-R differences were observed. DS in quiet by any condition was at or near 100%. Mean DS in noise by monaural earphone was 79.80 +/- 13.3 for wide-band noise and 54.7 +/- 12.7 for speech-spectrum noise. When speech and noise were from two different loudspeakers placed +/- 45 degrees from midline, DS was 90.8 +/- 9.5 for wide-band noise and 88.1 +/- 7.8 for speech-spectrum noise. When both speech and noise came from the same loudspeaker, DS was 79.10 +/- 10.3 for wide-band noise and 57.0 +/- 21.8 for speech-spectrum noise. These values are proposed as provisional norms for clinical facilities using these conditions and employing similar instrumentation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Journal of auditory research|
|State||Published - Oct 1977|
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