Therapy/Training Category

Audiologists use the following materials for therapy or training. Click on the item name to learn more about the product.

This is not an exhaustive list. Many other materials appear in Auditec’s catalog. Go to Auditec’s alphabetical price list to see a full product listing or email auditecinfo@auditec.com for further assistance.

CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB

The CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB is a recording of CUNY Sentences recorded to the same channel as Cafeteria Noise to present sentences in noise.  These sentences can be used in auditory training or for other circumstances when a large amount of sentences are required. They are not designed specifically for word recognition, and there are no data available.

CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB includes: a) the audio recording, and b) sentence 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.

CUNY Sentences Mixed with Cafeteria Noise at +8dB; Item 162; Price $150.00 USD + S&H

NTID DVD

This DVD video with Diane Castle, Ph.D., audiologist and former NTID faculty member as the speaker, has been used as a test of speech-reading and auditory recognition at NTID since 1972. There are ten sets of ten sentences each. The purpose of this test is to assess the ability to receive information when:

a) Speech-reading alone
b) Speech-reading and listening combined.
c) Listening alone.

The sentences are from the CID Everyday Speech sentences developed by Central Institute for the Deaf in concert with the criteria set forth by the Committee on Hearing and Bio-Acoustics (CHABA) of the National Research Council. These criteria specified that sentences should closely resemble “everyday speech” in such parameters as vocabulary, sentence length, syntactical structure and redundancy.

The information gleaned from the use of this movie will help the professional describe functional receptive communication skills and may be used to assist in planning aural rehabilitation. The test DVD may be played back via a DVD player with a remote control, or via a computer employing the DVD media player software.

The NTID DVD includes: a) DVD, and b) manual. The 25-page manual is comprised of instructions, test lists, and interim interlist equivalency data. Available from Auditec, Inc.Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

NTID DVD; Item NTID1; Price $195.00 USD + S&H FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy

ciat

The Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) is a dichotic listening therapy program based on Dichotic Interaural Intensity Difference (DIID) training.

The CIAT is a superior therapy program because of its many benefits. Some benefits include: 1) twelve hours of recorded dichotic materials for therapy, 2) manual with overview, background, score sheets, etc. 3) can be used on an unlimited number of patients, 4) uses a combination of scored exercises to be given by an administrator as well as a portion that can be self-administered, and 5) can be used with simple equipment (a CD player and headphones). 

Designed for persons with specific ear deficits on dichotic listening tests (including children with dyslexia, persons with hypersensitivity to noise, adults with aphasia, or anyone who would like to improve their listening ability), the program employs recorded dichotic stimuli for specifically for the purpose of strengthening auditory processing by targeting an individual’s weaker ear through dichotic listening. Dichotic listening therapy activities can be of assistance to a person with a weak ear, will help with attention, and can facilitate listening in noise.

The CIAT program was developed by Annette Hurley, Ph.D and D. Bradley Davis, AuD, Department of Communication disorders, LSU Health Sciences Center. It consists of exercises employing numbers, syllables, words, and sentences of various lengths that are scored. Short stories, fables and a longer story could be self-administered. All are dichotic exercises. The competition is either of the same genre i.e. number vs. number or four talker babble.

The CIAT has been purchased by hospitals, private practices, school systems and parents.  Several customers who purchased the Constraint-Induced Auditory Therapy (CIAT) reported positive results back to us.  They say that their patients are showing real progress. One example of a positive report of Dr. Hurley’s therapy states: “…my  daughter went from a deficit to very high normal ability…” If you think the CIAT might be right for your organization, email auditec.kb@gmail.com for a CIAT manual excerpt and supporting materials as pdf files. A free demo link is also available.

The CIAT Standard program is recommended. It is the full 12-CD set with exercises, short stories, and long story. However, customers may choose “Basic” (Discs 1-4; Exercises & Short Stories only) or “Longer Story” (Discs 5-12; Long Story only) to select a portion of the program. Click here to read a related blog called Therapy in Action. Available from Auditec, Inc.

Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

[CIAT Standard (Discs 1-12); Item CD124-9; Price $1,395.00 USD + S&H] Now includes a complimentary backup of Discs 5-12 for professionals to loan to their patients for self-administration and portable CD player with headphones!

[CIAT Basic (Discs 1-4; Exercises & Short Stories only); Item CD123-9; Price $995.00 USD + S&H]

[CIAT Long Story (Discs 5-12; Long Story only); CD125-9; Price $795.00 USD + S&H] Now includes a complimentary backup of Discs 5-12 for professionals to loan to their patients for self-administration!

[CIAT Dichotic Sentences only; Item 251; Price $80.00 USD + S&H]

CUNY Sentences

CUNY Sentences consists of forty sets of 12 sentences (male talker).  These sentences vary in length and subject matter.  These sentences can be used in auditory training or for other circumstances when a large amount of sentences are required. They are not designed specifically for word recognition, and there are no data available.

CUNY Sentences includes: a) the audio recording, and b) sentence 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 within the contiguous US.

CUNY Sentences; Item 162; Price $131.75 USD + S&H

Auditory Training Lessons

This is an audio recording of 21 auditory training lessons. Each lesson takes approximately 20-30 minutes and consists of words, phrases, and sentences. The task is to mark a response form while listening to an audio recording. The words, spoken in isolation, are paired for contrast. The phrases and sentences are completion tasks which employ many of the words in the word section. The lessons can be used either individually (self-administering) or in a group setting (under a clinician’s guidance). This recording is suitable for adults and children old enough to understand the task and vocabulary. The video demonstration (below) shows what the person will see on their response form while listening to the audio recording.

The full set consists of 21 lessons (2 CDs); however, customers can purchase a portion of the set if they prefer. This product includes a) audio recording, and b) patient instructions, response forms, and answer forms as printable pdf files. The one-page patient instructions are sufficient to understand the tasks. Normative data is not provided since this product is for therapy and not for examination.  It is assumed that the purchaser of this product understands its use and purpose. This product is available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. All prices in USD plus S&H). FREE shipping within the contiguous US.

Auditory Training Lessons (Full set) (Lessons 1-21); Item 159; Price $194.75

Auditory Training Lessons (Lessons 1-7); Item 156; Price $81.00

Auditory Training Lessons (Lessons 8-14); Item 157; Price $81.00

Auditory Training Lessons (Lessons 15-21); Item 158; Price $81.00

LACE Training Program

The Listening And Communication Enhancement (LACE) Training Program was designed to improve listening skills especially in adults and adolescents who wear hearing aids. LACE is computer software that patients self-administer on their own home computer (requires Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7). One 30-minute session is recommended per day for twenty days. One program must be purchased for each patient. Scroll down to watch video.

Available from Auditec, Inc. The LACE Training Program includes computer software installation disc and registration for one person. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order.

LACE Training Program Software (one registration) Item CD127; Price $99.00  FREE shipping within the contiguous US.           

Are there other types of training? Yes, LACE was designed for persons who wear hearing aids. Auditec also offers a therapy designed for patients with dichotic listening deficits called Constraint Induced Therapy Program (CIAT).