Title: 'Speech Perception/Speech Audiometry: BEYOND the Audiogram'
Track: 2 - Audiological Services
Keyword(s): Speech Audiometry/Perception, Ling Sounds
Learning Objectives:
  1. Detail several highlights of speech/hearing science including frequency, intensity, speech sound acoustics, and the audiogram.
  2. Describe "levels of auditory functioning" (formerly referred to as the Auditory Hierarchy"; including detection, discrimination, recognition, identification, and comprehension.
  3. Describe a host of speech audiometric tests and measures (e.g., the SRT; pediatric word recognition measures such as NU-CHIPS, WIPI, PB-K; and other valuable tools such as the IT-MAIS, PEACH, TEACH, SIFTER/s, and the world-wide tool -- the Ling 6 Sound Test; and apply the information obtained to auditory-based intervention.


Along with a clear understanding of the audiogram and hearing testing, parents and clinicians need to be similarly comfortable and knowledgeable with the basics of speech acoustics and the host of speech audiometric and speech perception measures available. Although people throughout the world are saying -- ah, oo, ee, sh, s, and m to their children/patients/clients/students with hearing differences -- less are aware of the critical acoustics of these sounds and how much information is gained in the administration of the Ling 6 Sound Test and interestingly -- when errors are made in detecting or identifying these six target sounds. In addition, beyond the X/s and 0/s on the audiogram -- much information is gained about low frequency hearing when one completes the SRT; and word recognition measures are often critically helpful in learning about high-frequency hearing. And for some of our other children/students/patients (e.g., infants/toddlers and school-age children), parent reports about the child's auditory FUNCTIONING is also critically important and valuable in the development of intervention services. The goal of this presentation is to have each participant truly understand the Ling 6 sounds, walk away with knowledge of several new speech perception measures available (and too often not routinely administered), and to see the 'connection' of speech perception findings to excellence in developing of appropriate auditory-based intervention services.
Presentation: Monday_Segell_320_DonaldGoldberg_1617.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
CART: Topical Session 3- 1617.doc
Donald Goldberg - POC
College of Wooster/CCF
     Credentials: Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, LSLS Cert. AVT
     Other Affiliations: College of Wooster, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, & Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
      Donald M. Goldberg is a Professor of Communication at the College of Wooster (Ohio), and a Consultant on the Professional Staff with the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Goldberg is the former Executive Director of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. Don is a Past President of the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language and Past President of AG Bell. Dr. Goldberg completed his master’s degree in speech- language pathology in 1979 and his Ph.D. in auditory rehabilitation in 1985 from the University of Florida. He is dually certified in speech-language pathology and audiology. Dr. Goldberg is also a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT). He is proud to be the grandfather of Sarah, Lydia, and Elizabeth.