A Varying Intensity Story Test for Simulated Hearing Loss The use of a procedure that varies the intensity of critical portions of a story for purposes of quantifying the degree of pseudohypacusis was examined. Results indicated that this procedure can be used to identify normal hearing people who are asked to feign a hearing loss. It was found that, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1998
A Varying Intensity Story Test for Simulated Hearing Loss
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Frederick N. Martin, PhD
    Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
    Jamail Centennial Professor
  • Craig A. Champlin
    Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
  • Tracey Parks Marchbanks
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: fnmartin@mail.utexas.edu
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Hearing Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   March 01, 1998
A Varying Intensity Story Test for Simulated Hearing Loss
American Journal of Audiology, March 1998, Vol. 7, 39-44. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0701.39
History: Received May 1, 1997 , Accepted October 1, 1997
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1998, Vol. 7, 39-44. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0701.39
History: Received May 1, 1997; Accepted October 1, 1997

The use of a procedure that varies the intensity of critical portions of a story for purposes of quantifying the degree of pseudohypacusis was examined. Results indicated that this procedure can be used to identify normal hearing people who are asked to feign a hearing loss. It was found that, for most subjects, it was possible to determine that their true auditory thresholds were at least 30 dB below what they claimed as their voluntary (simulated) levels.

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