Development of speech-audiometric materials for native Spanish-speaking adults

Howard H. Zubick, Lisette M. Irizarry, Linda Rosen, Peter Feudo, James H. Kelly, Marshall Strome

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The lack of valid and reliable Spanish speech audiometry materials constitutes an important clinical problem. Such tests necessitate the construction of appropriate materials. Analysis of English and Spanish literature on speech audiometry led to the identification of guidelines for new test materials in the Spanish language. Test lists were devised, recorded and used to evaluate 10 normal-hearing native Spanish-speaking subjects. The results obtained led to a final set of recorded lists. Boston College Auditory Test lists may be used successfully with Spanish-speaking patients. The current study should provide the impetus and sufficient guidelines upon which speech stimuli in other languages may be constructed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-102
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Audiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • Spanish speech audiometry
  • Speech reception threshold
  • Word discrimination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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