The Correlation Analysis Between the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire (SHQ) and the Psychophysical Measurement of Spatial Hearing

  • Farzaneh Zamiri Abdollahi
  • Maryam DelphiEmail author
  • Vafa Delphi
Original Article


The aim of the present study was examining the relationship between a psychophysical spatial hearing test (spatial word in noise test) and Spatial Hearing Questionnaire. Sixty-six adults (18–40 years old) were divided in three groups: normal subjects, subjects with mild and moderate hearing loss. Spatial word in noise test and Persian version of the spatial hearing questionnaire were evaluated and compared among these groups. According to Pearson’s test, there was a significant positive correlation between the scores of spatial word in noise test and Persian version of the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire in three groups (r = 0.64–0.89). Hearing loss can deteriorate spatial hearing ability. Both objective and subjective spatial hearing tests are shown to be effective in detecting spatial hearing disorder.


Spatial hearing Speech-in-noise perception Questionnaire Hearing loss 



We would like to thank all the individuals who participated in this study.


This paper is extracted from a research project approved by the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (Grant Numbers PHT-9621). We would like to thank all the individuals who participated in this study.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of RehabilitationTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research CenterAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran

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