Article: PDF OnlyPrediction of Speech Discrimination Scores from Audiometric DataMarshall, Lynne; Bacon, Sid P.Author Information Division of Audiology and Speech Pathology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska [L. M.], and Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota [S. P. B.] Address reprint requests to Lynne Marshall, Ph.D., Department of Guidance and Special Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NB 68132. Received October 27, 1980; accepted January 10, 1981. Ear and Hearing: July 1981 - Volume 2 - Issue 4 - p 148-155 Buy Abstract Data routinely collected in audiological evaluations were used to predict speech discrimination scores in patients with varying degrees of sensorineural hearing loss. Pure-tone threshold at 2000 Hz and age squared (age') gave the best prediction in the stepwise multiple regression analysis. Slope of the hearing loss did not aid in the prediction. Expected speech discrimination scores for patients with mild-to-severe hearing losses in the age range from 14 to 94 are included, and their use is discussed. © Williams & Wilkins 1981. All Rights Reserved.