Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech Audiometry in French-speaking Quebec

Author(s) Michel Picard, PhD
Volume 21
Number 4
Year 1997
Page(s) 301-312
Language English
Keywords speech
Abstract A critical review of speech recognition tests currently used in Quebec with child and adult speakers of French is provided. Special attention is paid to tests used to determine speech recognition threshold (SRT) and their correspondence with pure-tone thresholds. The use and interpretation of SRT shifts in noise to identify possible sites-of-lesion are also reviewed as an alternative to traditional tests of percent word recognition score in quiet. Finally, the clinical utility of other testing procedures used in Quebec for French speakers such as the Speech Perception in Noise test for children is discussed.

Examen critique des épreuves de reconnaissance de la parole en usage au Québec chez les jeunes et adultes francophones. On porte une attention particulière aux épreuves utilisées pour établir le seuil de reconnaissance de la parole (SRP) ainsi que sa correspondance avec les seuils pour les sons purs. On étudie également l'utilisation et l'interprétation des variations de SRP obtenues dans le bruit pour déterminer les sites de lésion éventuels. Cette approche est suggérée en remplacement des épreuves classiques de reconnaissance maximale de mots sans bruit. Enfin, on étudie l'utilité clinique d'autres méthodes d'évaluation employées au Québec auprès des francophones, comme l'épreuve de perception de la parole avec bruit.
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