The Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised: Test-Retest Reliability, Intra-rater Reliability, and Inter-rater Reliability Purpose: The aims of this study were to assess the test-retest, intra-rater, and inter-rater reliability of the Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised (APT/HI-R) for children with hearing loss. Method: This study used a cross-sectional design. Sixteen children between the ages of 3 and 10 years with bilateral hearing ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2013
The Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised: Test-Retest Reliability, Intra-rater Reliability, and Inter-rater Reliability
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sarah A. Cordingley
    Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • Karen F. Muñoz
    Utah State University, Logan, UT
  • K. Todd Houston
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Disclosures: Financial: Sarah Cordingley and Karen Muñoz have no financial interests to disclose.
    Disclosures: Financial: Sarah Cordingley and Karen Muñoz have no financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Sarah Cordingley has no nonfinancial interests to disclose. Karen Muñoz has previously published in this subject area, some of these works are referenced in this paper.
    Nonfinancial: Sarah Cordingley has no nonfinancial interests to disclose. Karen Muñoz has previously published in this subject area, some of these works are referenced in this paper.×
  • Disclosures: Financial: K. Todd Houston is an associate professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron.
    Disclosures: Financial: K. Todd Houston is an associate professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Akron.×
  • Nonfinancial: K. Todd Houston has previously published in this subject area, some of these works are referenced in this paper. K. Todd Houston is the editor for Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.
    Nonfinancial: K. Todd Houston has previously published in this subject area, some of these works are referenced in this paper. K. Todd Houston is the editor for Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.×
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Article   |   December 01, 2013
The Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised: Test-Retest Reliability, Intra-rater Reliability, and Inter-rater Reliability
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, December 2013, Vol. 23, 43-51. doi:10.1044/hhdc23.2.43
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, December 2013, Vol. 23, 43-51. doi:10.1044/hhdc23.2.43

Purpose: The aims of this study were to assess the test-retest, intra-rater, and inter-rater reliability of the Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised (APT/HI-R) for children with hearing loss.

Method: This study used a cross-sectional design. Sixteen children between the ages of 3 and 10 years with bilateral hearing loss who wear amplification and use spoken language to communicate were included in this study.

Results: Test-retest reliability was high (r = 0.98) for the complete test, and for all subsections of the test with the exception of the Linguistic Perception subsection. Reliability was also high for intra-rater (r = 0.99) and inter-rater (84%–92% rater agreement) reliability.

Conclusion: The APT-HI/R showed high reliability in this study, comparable to results from the original pilot study.

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