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Department of Linguistics


Speech Audiometry

My involvement in speech audiometry projects has been mainly as a supervisor of postgraduate students. To date, I have had two students who have carried out projects designed to develop speech audiometry tests for speakers of Bahas Indonesia and Mandarin. Both students are co-supervised with Philip Newall. The students are:-

Dahlia Sartika: Dahlia carried out an initial pilot study in which she developed an initital version of "Indo-CHIPS" as her Master of Clinical Audiology project. She is now enroled in a Ph.D. and is continuiing that research. Indo-CHIPS is a speech audiometry test for young children who are native speakers of Bahasa Indonesia.

Wang Shuo (Shannon): Shannon previously carryied out a Master of Clinical Audiology project in which she is developed a speech audiometry test for native adult speakers of Mandarin. Her Ph.D. eximines spectral envelop and spectral fine structure and the perception of lexical tone by normal and hearing imapired native speakers of Mandarin. This project might possibly involve further development of speech audiometry tests that especially target tone perception (especially by people with cochlear implants).

Relevant Papers

Han, D., Wang, S., Zhang, H., Chen, J., Jiang, W., Mannell, R., Newall, P., and Zhang, L. (2009) "Development of Mandarin monosyllabic speech test materials in China", International Journal of Audiology, 48:300-311

Wang, S., Mannell, R., Newall, P., Zhang, H., and Han, D. (2007), "Development and evaluation of Mandarin disyllabic materials for speech audiometry in China", International Journal of Audiology, 46:719-731

Sartika, D., Newall, P., and Mannell, R. (2006), "The development of a speech test for children in Bahasa Indonesia", XXVIIIth International Congress of Audiology, p.36. (abstract only)

Wang, S., Han, D.M., Hua, Z., Mannell, R. and Newall, P. (2006), "Development and Evaluation of Mandarin Disyllabic Materials for Speech Testing in China". Australia and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, Vol. 28, Supplement 2006, p.46. (abstract only)

Mannell, R., (2005), " An overview of current speech perception research and its potential contribution to speech audiometry ", Proceedings 2005 Beijing Otolaryngology Conference, Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology, Beijing, 3rd December, 2005.

Sartika, D.E., Newall, P. & Mannell, R. (2004). "The development of a speech test for children in Bahasa Indonesian", Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, Vol. 26 (Supplement), 40. (XVI Conference of the Audiological Society, Brisbane, 17-20 May 2004).