The Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised: Test-retest reliability, intra-tester reliability, and inter-rater reliability
Perspectives of Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Children
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.
Cordingley, S., Muñoz, K., Houston, T. (December 2013). The Auditory Perception Test for the Hearing Impaired-Revised: Test-retest reliability, intra-tester reliability, and inter-rater reliability. Perspectives of Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Children, ASHA, 23, 43-51. doi:10.1044/hhdc23.2.43