What is PB Max audiology?
Just so, what are Pb words?
PB list of words consist of a group of single syllable words so selected that the frequency of occurance of speech sounds within the group is the same as the frequency of occurance of the same sounds in an average vocabulary of conversational language material.
Also, what is SDT in audiology? The speech detection threshold (SDT), also termed the speech awareness threshold (SAT), is the lowest intensity speech stimulus that an individual can detect at least 50% of the time. Word lists are phonetically balanced (PB), meaning that the speech sounds used occur with the same frequency as in the whole language.
Moreover, what is WRS in audiology?
Hi Onda, if you see “WRS” on your hearing test, that just means word recognition score. This refers to the percentage of the words you understood from the words said to you during the test. If you have a low word recognition score it can mean many things, but in most cases, hearing aids are helpful.
What is a normal word recognition score?
Speech audiogram The number of correct words is scored out of the number of presented words to give the WRS. A score of 85-100% correct is considered normal when pure tone thresholds are normal (A), but it is common for WRS to decrease with increasing sensorineural hearing loss.