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discrimination testing

Jon jonvaljon at justice.com
Mon Jan 15 17:59:46 EST 2001

I have difficulty understanding speech if there is any other
noise such as a fan. It is bad enough that the other residents
of my household thought that I was hard of hearing. I had the
tone test and was in the normal range.

Later I noticed while looking at social security rules, that
there is a test for hearing 'discrimination'. Is that a test
where there is background noise or something of the sort and the
ability to understand words is tested or is it just words and
you are asked if you understand them when they are presented in
silence? Hope that makes sense.

If it is the latter, what might my problem be and what test
would help diagnose it.


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