A forced-choice adaptive procedure for measuring auditory thresholds in children

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A modification of the two-down/one-up tracking procedure was used to estimate thresholds of audibility in 46 children (ages 3 to 6 years) and 10 adults. A two-alternative forced-choice version (26 children, 5 adults) of this method was successful in estimating thresholds of audibility in 5-year-olds, but not in 3- and 4-year-olds. A single-interval version of the procedure was successful in estimating thresholds of audibility for all the children. Measures from the children of between- and within-subjects variability, psychometric functions, and response bias all indicate that the procedure enables one to estimate thresholds that are in close agreement with those obtained from adults and with results of other investigators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-677
Number of pages7
JournalBehavior Research Methods & Instrumentation
Volume10
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Sep 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

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A forced-choice adaptive procedure for measuring auditory thresholds in children. / Yost, William.

In: Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, Vol. 10, No. 5, 01.09.1978, p. 671-677.

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