Development and validation of a Spanish-language spatial release from masking task in a Mexican population

E. Sebastian Lelo De Larrea-Mancera, Rodolfo Solís-Vivanco, Yolanda Sánchez-Jimenez, Laura Coco, Frederick J. Gallun, Aaron R. Seitz

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This study validates a new Spanish-language version of the Coordinate Response Measure (CRM) corpus using a well-established measure of spatial release from masking (SRM). Participants were 96 Spanish-speaking young adults without hearing complaints in Mexico City. To present the Spanish-language SRM test, we created new recordings of the CRM with Spanish-language Translations and updated the freely available app (PART; to present materials in Spanish. In addition to SRM, we collected baseline data on a battery of non-speech auditory assessments, including detection of frequency modulations, temporal gaps, and modulated broadband noise in the temporal, spectral, and spectrotemporal domains. Data demonstrate that the newly developed speech and non-speech tasks show similar reliability to an earlier report in English-speaking populations. This study demonstrates an approach by which auditory assessment for clinical and basic research can be extended to Spanish-speaking populations for whom testing platforms are not currently available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-327
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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