"NTID Speechreading: CID Everyday Sentences Test" is now available on DVD to help audiologists and speech pathologists determine lip reading ability. See full-size photo A DVD that allows audiologists and speech pathologists to measure the ability of a lip reader is now available.
"NTID Speechreading: CID Everyday Sentences Test" has roots from 1972, when faculty at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology began administering speechreading tests to students. The "everyday sentences" used for the test originated with the Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) in St. Louis and the Committee on Hearing and Bioacoustics.
The results help to determine functional receptive communication ability and assist in predicting benefit from speech language / audiologic therapy, hearing aids or cochlear implants, said Donald Sims, project editor and audiologist.
The test was initially recorded on 16mm film. Later it was copied onto videotape cassettes. Later, a new recording with the same speaker was made for videodisc. This last recording has now been transferred to DVD so it can be administered on any computer or television.
There are 10 test lists of sentences. A test list can be administered by speechreading alone, when speechreading and listening are combined, or when listening alone.
Taken from www.ntid.rit.edu/.