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CoDAS

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Abstract

NUNES, Cristiane Lima; PEREIRA, Liliane Desgualdo  and  CARVALHO, Graça Simões de. Scale of Auditory Behaviors and auditory behavior tests for auditory processing assessment in Portuguese children. CoDAS [online]. 2013, vol.25, n.3, pp.209-215. ISSN 2317-1782.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S2317-17822013000300004.

PURPOSE: The objective of this research was to assess the auditory abilities of Portuguese children and compare such abilities to the score of the Scale of Auditory Behaviors (SAB). METHODS: Fifty-one children were evaluated with audiometry, speech audiometry, acoustic immittance measures, and eight behavioral tests involving dichotic listening, monotic listening, temporal processing, and sound localization. Their parents filled in the SAB questionnaire adapted to European A. SAB scores and auditory tests scores were submitted to Pearson's correlation coefficient. RESULTS: There is significant correlation between the score on SAB questionnaire and the auditory processing tests. The greatest coefficient was observed in temporal processing test (p=0.000). CONCLUSION: There was correlation between the score of SAB and the performance in auditory processing tests, suggesting that the SAB may be used for auditory processing screening.

Keywords : Questionnaires; Hearing; Auditory perception; Hearing tests; Child.

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