Objectives: To introduce the Italian adaptation of the STARR test based on a roving-level adaptive method to mimic challenging real-life listening conditions for use in people with auditory prostheses. Design: Normative data were collected and interlist-variability, as well as learning effects, were investigated using a within-subject design with repeated measures. Study sample: A group of 32 normal-hearing (NH) adults participated in the study. Results: The average speech reception threshold (SRT) for NH subjects was 8.4 dB SNR. The variability of mean SRTs across test lists was relatively small ( 1 dB for all test lists). The statistically significant differences between lists were eliminated after applying correction factors. On the basis of variability for the corrected SRTs within each subject, a difference of 2.8 dB in SRT was meaningful for outcome comparisons using one test list per condition and 2 dB using two lists per condition. Statistical analysis did not show any significant learning effects. Conclusions: Findings in NH listeners suggested that the Italian STARR test could be a promising supplement to existing speech assessment tools. Further studies in populations with hearing impairment could contribute to cross-language studies.

Adaptation of the STARR test for adult Italian population: a speech test for a realistic estimate in real-life listening conditions / DINCER D'ALESSANDRO, Hilal; Ballantyne, Deborah; DE SETA, Elio; Musacchio, Angela; Mancini, Patrizia. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY. - ISSN 1499-2027. - STAMPA. - 55:4(2016), pp. 262-267. [10.3109/14992027.2015.1124296]

Adaptation of the STARR test for adult Italian population: a speech test for a realistic estimate in real-life listening conditions

DINCER D'ALESSANDRO, HILAL
Primo
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BALLANTYNE, Deborah
Secondo
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DE SETA, Elio;MUSACCHIO, Angela
Penultimo
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MANCINI, PATRIZIA
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

Objectives: To introduce the Italian adaptation of the STARR test based on a roving-level adaptive method to mimic challenging real-life listening conditions for use in people with auditory prostheses. Design: Normative data were collected and interlist-variability, as well as learning effects, were investigated using a within-subject design with repeated measures. Study sample: A group of 32 normal-hearing (NH) adults participated in the study. Results: The average speech reception threshold (SRT) for NH subjects was 8.4 dB SNR. The variability of mean SRTs across test lists was relatively small ( 1 dB for all test lists). The statistically significant differences between lists were eliminated after applying correction factors. On the basis of variability for the corrected SRTs within each subject, a difference of 2.8 dB in SRT was meaningful for outcome comparisons using one test list per condition and 2 dB using two lists per condition. Statistical analysis did not show any significant learning effects. Conclusions: Findings in NH listeners suggested that the Italian STARR test could be a promising supplement to existing speech assessment tools. Further studies in populations with hearing impairment could contribute to cross-language studies.
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