Title

USING MIXED LISTS FOR SPEECH DISCRIMINATION TESTING IN CHILDREN WITH THE WORD INTELLIGIBILITY BY PICTURE IDENTIFICATON – REV 2 (WIPI)

Presenter Information

Krista Bushman

Presentation Type

Poster

Abstract

The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) test is one of the most widely used tests of speech discrimination in children with impaired hearing. The WIPI is a closed set test with 25 picture frames. Each picture frame has six different pictures of objects familiar to children. Children hear the carrier phrase “Point to” followed by the test word (one of the six pictures). There are four independent lists. The test is normally delivered under calibrated earphones and uses a test booklet. This study is unique in the manner of test presentation and the number of lists that may be presented. The 25 test frames have been scanned and incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation. The four individual test lists are presented in this manner. In addition, four unique additional test lists have been constructed that represent a completely different ordering of the 25 words. All lists (8) are presented with the addition of white noise. The word stimuli are presented under earphones at a comfortable listening level. This noise adds a significant distortion and prevents children from scoring 100% correct. The data is analyzed by comparing the equivalency for the 8 lists. The new lists are representative of many other lists that may be constructed. This method of providing additional and equivalent lists will aid in auditory diagnosis when more than 4 lists are needed in assessments.

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USING MIXED LISTS FOR SPEECH DISCRIMINATION TESTING IN CHILDREN WITH THE WORD INTELLIGIBILITY BY PICTURE IDENTIFICATON – REV 2 (WIPI)

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The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) test is one of the most widely used tests of speech discrimination in children with impaired hearing. The WIPI is a closed set test with 25 picture frames. Each picture frame has six different pictures of objects familiar to children. Children hear the carrier phrase “Point to” followed by the test word (one of the six pictures). There are four independent lists. The test is normally delivered under calibrated earphones and uses a test booklet. This study is unique in the manner of test presentation and the number of lists that may be presented. The 25 test frames have been scanned and incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation. The four individual test lists are presented in this manner. In addition, four unique additional test lists have been constructed that represent a completely different ordering of the 25 words. All lists (8) are presented with the addition of white noise. The word stimuli are presented under earphones at a comfortable listening level. This noise adds a significant distortion and prevents children from scoring 100% correct. The data is analyzed by comparing the equivalency for the 8 lists. The new lists are representative of many other lists that may be constructed. This method of providing additional and equivalent lists will aid in auditory diagnosis when more than 4 lists are needed in assessments.