Speech audiometry materials are essential for thorough audiological testing. One aspect of speech audiometry is evaluating an individual's speech recognition threshold (SRT). Recorded materials for SRT are available in many languages; however there are no widely published recorded SRT materials available in the Thai language. The goal of this study was to develop relatively psychometrically equivalent SRT materials for evaluating the hearing abilities of native speakers of the Thai language. To accomplish this, 90 commonly used bisyllabic Thai words were digitally recorded by a male and a female talker and evaluated by 20 native Thai listeners. Twenty-eight words with relatively steep and homogeneous psychometric function slopes were selected and adjusted to reduce threshold variability. These 28 selected words were digitally recorded onto compact disc to facilitate SRT testing for native Thai speakers.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hart, Lauren Alexandra, "Development of Thai Speech Audiometry Materials for Measuring Speech Recognition Thresholds" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. 1515.
speech recognition threshold, SRT, speech audiometry, Thai language