Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test

Background

The purpose of the Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test is to measure overall speech production in adults with speech difficulties. It was developed for individuals with left hemisphere injury with the intention that it be employed in a word identification test paradigm. The test includes 600 different words. One word from each of 50 phonetically similar, yet varied, word sets is selected at random and speakers say these words by repeating a spoken or recorded model. The words are recorded and later presented to listeners for identification. To determine the percentage of words that is understood, either a write-down (orthographic transcription) response procedure or a multiple-choice response procedure may be used. For multiple-choice testing, words from each set may be used as response alternatives. In our research, we have used custom software to elicit and record speech samples and to collect listener responses, but other applications are also possible. Tests have been developed in several languages, using similar procedures. These tests may be downloaded for educational, clinical, and research use. We hope you will find them useful. Please note that commercial use is prohibited (see copyright statement). Additional tests will be posted in the future, as they become available.

 

Tests

English: Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, English Version. pdf

Finnish: Morris, M., & Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Finnish Version.  pdf

French: Jozefowicz, S. & Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, French Version.  pdf

German: Thiessen, A. & Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, German Version.  pdf

Greek: Pravasilis, P., & Haley, K.L. (2014). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Greek Version pdf

Hindi: Salaria, R., & Haley, K. L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Hindi Version. pdf

Russian: Dolgova, Y. & Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Russian Version.  pdf

Spanish: Fischer, L. & Haley, K.L. (2014). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Spanish Version pdf

Swedish: Gery, A. & Haley, K.L. (2011). Chapel Hill Multilingual Intelligibility Test, Swedish Version.  pdf


 Bibliography

Haley, K. L.., Roth, H., Grindstaff, E., & Jacks, A. ( 2011). Computer-mediated assessment of intelligibility in aphasia and apraxia of speech. Aphasiology. 25 (12), 1600-1620.

Haley, K. L., Jozefowicz, S., Dolgova, Y., Gery, A., Jacobson, M., and Peet, M. (2011). Development of a Multilingual Single Word Intelligibility Test, North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association Spring Convention Greensboro, NC.

Grindstaff, E., Haley, K. L. (2009). Speech intelligibility in aphasic speakers: Use of auditory models. Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Haley, K. L., (2008). Computer-mediated assessment of speech intelligibility in aphasia and AOS. Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Haley, K. L., (2007). Automated strategies for speech sample recording in aphasia. Annual Convention of the American Speech Language Hearing Association,  Boston, MA.

 

Acknowledgments

The development of the English monosyllabic word test was made possible by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD, R03DC006163). First authors of tests in languages other than English were students in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences. The contents of the tests are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH or the UNC-CH Department of Allied Health Sciences.

 

Copyright and permission notice

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