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ERIC Number: ED170341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Talker's Sex on Discrimination Scores of Normal Hearing Listeners Using CID W-22 Word Lists.
Baurhenn, Roxanne E.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine if a difference existed in the discrimination scores of normal hearing subjects when listening to pre-recorded male and female talkers. The talkers were, three females and three males, all native Southern Californians, to control dialectical differences. The listeners were eight females and eight males, aged 18 to 26. Results, at each of four sensation levels, showed that the sex of the listener caused a significant amount of variation in the discrimination scores. Listeners' performances, at each sensation level, also varied according to the sex of the talker. A paired difference t-test was used to eliminate the effect of listener variability in order to test for consistent differences related to the sex of the talkers. Results confirmed that normal hearing listeners show statistically significant differences in discrimination scores at specific sensation levels, depending on the sex of the talker. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Speech and Hearing Association (San Francisco, California, November, 1978)