Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

A Comparison of the HINT and Quick SIN Tests

Author(s) Kathy R. Duncan
Nancy L. Aarts
Volume 30
Number 2
Year 2006
Page(s) 86-94
Language English
Keywords Speech-in-noise
Abstract Speech-in-noise measures are gaining relevance as audiologists understand the advantages of using outcome measures that demonstrate the need for and benefit from amplification. Two such speech-in-noise measures are the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) and the Quick Speech-In-Noise (Quick SIN) test. This study was conducted to determine how HINT and Quick SIN performance among young adults with normal hearing (N=15) compared to normative values, as well as to reach conclusions about the clinical utility of both tests. Results showed that Quick SIN measures and normative values were not statistically significantly different while the HINT measures and normative values were. The Quick SIN was found to have some advantages over the CD version of the HINT in terms of clinical use.

La pertinence des mesures de la parole dans le bruit se fait de plus en plus sentir à mesure que les audiologistes comprennent les avantages d’utiliser les indicateurs de résultats montrant le besoin ou l’avantage de recourir à l’amplification. Les tests HINT (Hearing in Noise Test) et Quick SIN (Quick Speech-In-Noise) sont deux mesures de la parole dans le bruit. Cette étude visait à déterminer en quoi les résultats de ces deux mesures utilisées chez de jeunes adultes (N=15) ayant une ouïe normale se comparent aux valeurs normatives. Elle cherchait aussi à vérifier l’utilité en clinique de ces tests. Les résultats montrent que les mesures Quick SIN et les valeurs normatives ne comportaient pas de différences statistiquement significatives, tandis que les mesures HINT et les valeurs normatives en avaient. Le test Quick SIN présente certains avantages par rapport à la version CD du test HINT sur le plan clinique.
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