Logoaudiometry, a Study of Auditory Perception of the Word
Julio Miguel Linares Marcell*
Medical Specialist in Medicina General Integral, Specialist of First Degree in Speech Therapy and Phoniatrics, Provincial Clinical Hospital - Faustino Pérez Surgical, Matanzas, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Julio Miguel Linares Marcell, Medical Specialist in Medicina General Integral, Specialist of First Degree in Speech Therapy and Phoniatrics, Provincial Clinical Hospital - Faustino Pérez Surgical, Matanzas, Cuba.
April 20, 2022; Published: June 13, 2022
Introduction: Logoaudiometry or verbal audiometry tests evaluate the patient's hearing ability to understand the spoken word by hearing. These consist of lists of words that have been perfected over time to ensure their quality, repeatability and reliability.
Objectives: To inquire about the methodology, procedures, techniques, and applications of Logoaudiometry.
Methods: A review was made in the literature on the subject. 20 references were used to better fit the theme. The Google search engine, Google Scholar and the MEDLINE and SciELO databases were used.
Analysis and Synthesis of Information: Verbal audiometry is the study of hearing in which you have to respond to verbal signals such as phonemes, words, phrases or continuous speech. This test seeks to find the uptake and discrimination of the ear for language, establishing the percentage of words understood correctly with the necessary intensity so that they are measured and expressed in relative decibels. Lists of balanced words phonetically presented loudly or in recording are used as material.
Conclusions: Within the auditory studies, logoaudiometry is a complex but important test that has clinical applications for people with prostheses, cochlear implants and/or brainstem implants, children and adults with hearing deficit in general. It complements conventional tonal audiometry.
Keywords: Logoaudiometry; Verbal Audiometry; Tests
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