Competing Sentences

The Competing Sentences is popular with both psychologists and audiologists. It is an auditory processing disorder test and is considered a dichotic sentence test for binaural separation sensitive to neuromaturation and language processing. It uses verbal stimuli and is appropriate for ages 5 and older. It consists of 30 pairs of sentences with similar subject matter within each sentence pair. These sentences were recorded so that each pair begins and ends simultaneously.

Competing Sentences includes: a) audio recording, and b) instructions and sentence list. The two-page instructions encompass format, procedure, and interpretation. Normative data for ages 5 and over is included. 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.

[Competing Sentences; Item 179; Price $70.25 USD + S&H]

[ACAP Battery includes Dichotic Digits, Duration Pattern Sequence, Dichotic Word Listening Test, Masking Level Difference-Tone, NU-6 Low Pass Filtered at 750 Hz, Time Compressed Sentence Test, Random Gap Detection Test-Standard, Selective Auditory Attention Test, and Competing Sentences combined on one CD; Item CD115-9; Price $549.00 USD + S&H]

Dichotic Word Listening Test

The Dichotic Word Listening Test (DWLT) is popular with audiologists and psychologists. It is often considered an auditory processing disorder test. It was developed specifically to demonstrate relative unilateral extinction or suppressions in neurologic patients with focal electrophysiological lesions, neuropsychiatric patients whose symptoms are presumed to be associated with underlying electrophysiological dysfunction and patients with so-called “subclinical” EEG abnormalities following closed head injury. Since observations indicate that multiple neuropathological processes impair dichotic listening performance, the DWLT may prove relevant to investigation of brainstem disorders, subcortical lesions, etc.

The DWLT stimuli are common words varying in length from one to three syllables.  The test is in two equivalent parts with 10 practice items and 30 test items in each part.

The Dichotic Word Listening Test includes a) audio recording, b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The five-page instructions consist of background, administration, scoring, and interpretation. The instructions include grade-specific normative data for kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and sixth grades as well as adults. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping to the contiguous US.

[Dichotic Word Listening Test; Item 194; Price $121.00 USD + S&H] 

[ACAP Battery includes Dichotic Digits-Standard, Duration Pattern Sequence-Standard, Dichotic Word Listening Test, Masking Level Difference-Tone, NU-6 Low Pass Filtered at 750 Hz, Time Compressed Sentence Test, Random Gap Detection Test, Selective Auditory Attention Test, and Competing Sentences combined on one CD; Item CD115-9; Price $549.00 USD + S&H]

*Auditec sells a Spanish version of this test.

**Did you know Auditec sells a therapy designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests called the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT)?

Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test

The Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test is an auditory processing disorder test. It was designed to be equivalent to the English version of the Dichotic Word Listening Test.

The Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test includes a) audio recording, b) instructions and score forms as printable pdf files. The four-page instructions, one-page patient instructions, and score form are all in Spanish. 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.

[Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test; Item 195; Price $139.50 USD + S&H]

The Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test can also be found on the following batteries:

[Santiago APD Plus  includes: Spanish Dichotic Digits, Spanish Filtered Speech, Spanish Binaural Fusion, Spanish Speech In Noise, Spanish Time Compressed Sentence Test, Spanish Staggered Spondaic Word, Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test; Item No. CD120-9; Price $595.00 USD + S&H]

[SCAP Battery includes: Spanish Time Compressed Sentence Test, Spanish Synthetic Sentence Identification-Contralateral & Ipsilateral, Spanish Staggered Spondaic Word, Spanish Dichotic Word Listening Test; Item No. CD118-9; Price $449.75 USD + S&H]