Noises Category

The following items are noise recordings or recordings with noise as competition tests. Click on the test name to learn more about the product.

This is not an exhaustive list. Other noise recordings appear in Auditec’s catalog. Go to Auditec’s alphabetical price list to search for a specific test or email auditecinfo@auditec.com for further assistance.

NU-6 Opposite Noise

The NU-6 opposite noise recordings are considered speech in noise. The lists are available with either either Cafeteria Noise, Four-Talker Noise, or Multi-talker Noise as competition. The primary signal (word list) is recorded on the left track, the competition on the right.

These recordings include the: a) audio recording, and b) word list. This product does not include administration instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

NU-6 & Multitalker (Dichotic); Item 148; Price $85.00

NU-6 & Cafeteria Noise (Dichotic); Item 135; Price $82.25

NU-6 & Four Talkers (Dichotic); Item 134; Price $82.25

W-22 Opposite Noise

W-22 lists are available with either Cafeteria Noise, Four-Talker Noise, or Multi-talker Noise as competition. The primary signal (word list) is recorded on the left track, the competition on the right.

These recordings include the: a) audio recording, and b) word list. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to contiguous US.

W-22 & Cafeteria Noise; Item 133; Price $82.25 USD 

W-22 & Four Talkers; Item 132; Price $82.25 USD

W-22 & Multitalker; Item 147; Price $85.00 USD

Cafeteria Noise

This is a noise recording. It is often used with speech discrimination (word recognition) test. Cafeteria Noise was made in an employee cafeteria of a large hospital. The noise was over-dubbed three times at different time offsets in an attempt to maintain a more constant level over time. The recording has some intelligible speech and many transients.

Cafeteria Noise includes the audio recording only. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

Cafeteria Noise; Item 127; Price $59.50 USD + S&H

*Auditec sells a similar recording especially for children called Children’s Noises.

Multi-talker Noise

Multi-talker Noise consists of twenty young adults who were recorded simultaneously reading different passages. It is babble, obviously speech, but completely unintelligible so that it is less likely to be a semantic distracter than Four Talkers, a single talker or perhaps Cafeteria Noise. The level is remarkably stable over time.

Multi-talker Noise includes the audio recording only. This product does not include administration instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. Available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

[Multi-talker Noise; Item 146; Price 62.75 USD + S&H]

Four Talkers

This is a recording Four Talker noise. Four talkers, three females and a male, were recorded separately and then mixed. The male is quite intelligible, the females variably intelligible.

Four Talkers includes the audio recording only. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s products are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. This product is available from Auditec, Inc.  Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

Four Talker Noise; Item 126; Price $59.50 USD + S&H (S&H is free within the contiguous US.)

*Auditec also sells a Spanish Four Talker Noise recording.

Children’s Noises

Children’s Noises is a noise recording. It consists of two parts: 1) the school cafeteria and 2) a busy school classroom. It is believed that this type of recording may be a superior distracter for children testing.

Children’s Noises includes the auditory test recording only. This product does not include instructions or normative data. It is assumed that purchasers of Auditec’s auditory recordings are well trained in their use, purpose, and interpretation. This product is available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

Children’s Noises (Classroom & Cafeteria); Item 210; Price $71.25 USD + S&H FREE shipping within the contiguous US.