Results of three dichotic speech tests on subjects with intracranial lesions

Frank E. Musiek

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Thirty adult subjects with intracranial lesions (12 brain stem and 18 hemispheric) were tested using Competing Sentences Staggered Spondaic Words and Dichotic Digits. In comparing these dichotic tests for their ability to detect abnormal performance for individual subjects the Digit test appeared most sensitive followed by the Staggered Spondaic Word test and Competing Sentences This trend seemed to prevail for subjects with hemispheric and brain stem lesions. All three tests demonstrated greater ipsilateral ear deficits for subjects with brain stem lesions However for subjects with hemispheric lesions all tests showed generally poorer scores for the ear contralateral to the lesion These results as well as other types of analyses for comparing the three dichotic tests in this study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalEar and hearing
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing


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