Yes you can. See also: Test Type Working Principles
Audiqueen comes with a powerful and comprehensive speech audiometric module that allows to perform speech audiometry with words or sentences, in quiet or in noise, with manual or adaptive scoring.
You can use existing speech lists or create your own.
The basic idea is that you connect the audio output of your PC soundcard (either built-in or external) to the AUX input of your audiometer. The latter must be correctly calibrated by the audiometer-technician. If this is well done, you only need to calibrate the connection between your PC and the AUX input. See Solution Centre for instructions for supported or connected/generic audiometers.
Select Otoconsult’s built-in '(Speech) Audiometric Module' in the format tool. Then click on New Measurement in the ribbon.
Select the audiometer or one of Audiqueen’s audio devices to deliver the sound.
Make sure that the connection between Audiqueen and this audiometer is correctly calibrated !!
The Speech Audiometry windows display all typical functions needed for speech audiometric testing.
Speech Audiometry Interface.
Set the test parameters (1), such as the speech list, the side to be tested, the conduction (free field, headphones, etc.), the presentation level of the signal and the noise (if relevant), etc.
Click ‘start’ (2) to play the first list.
This list order is shown in (3a) and the item order of the active list is shown in (3b). The list order can be changed by (un)checking the shuffle checkbox. The permutate checkbox will create completely new lists with randomly chosen items across all existing lists.
Scoring (4) is done per segment or item according to the settings of the test.
Have a look at the following video’s for an example of a speech audiometry test:
|Typical Procedure||Advanced Features|
A number of settings can be modified in the configuration window .
Here you can choose how to score the segments, whether to highlight one or more intensities, whether to convert the SPL axis to HL and whether to play video segments.
Here you can set the intensity resolution and the initial levels for the signal and the noise.
Here you can manage the adaptive methods. See Adaptive method for details.
Scoring can be done by counting the correct segments (eg.: 2 out of 3)…
… or by indicating per segment whether it was right or false.
A§E can draw bars on the speech audiogram to indicate presentation levels you prefer.
The position of these bars can be set in the General tab of the Settings window.