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Perhaps the most widely used dichotic speech test is the Staggered Spondaic Word (SSW) Test, first described by Katz in 1962 (43). In this procedure, two spondees (compound words with equal stress) are presented in an overlapped fashion so that the second syllable of the first spondee occurs at the same time as the first syllable of the second spondee. Temporal Processing Tests Temporal processing is critical to a wide variety of everyday listening tasks, such as environmental signals, melodies, and speech.

Differential Diagnosis of Attention and Auditory Processing Disorders 15 The binaural release from masking refers to the improvement in intelligibility under noise in phase conditions when a speech signal is presented out of phase rather than in phase condition (52,53). Any acoustical stimulus presented in phase to the two ears results in a perception located in the midline of the head, whereas presented 180 out of phase, it will be perceived at the ears. When both speech and noise were in phase (homophasic condition) and perceived both at midline, the speech intelligibility is lower than when the speech is 180 out of phase and noise is in phase (antiphasic) and respectively perceived at the ears and at the midline.

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