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      A factor analysis of the SSQ (Speech, Spatial, and Qualities of Hearing Scale)

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          Abstract

          Objective

          The speech, spatial, and qualities of hearing questionnaire (SSQ) is a self-report test of auditory disability. The 49 items ask how well a listener would do in many complex listening situations illustrative of real life. The scores on the items are often combined into the three main sections or into 10 pragmatic subscales. We report here a factor analysis of the SSQ that we conducted to further investigate its statistical properties and to determine its structure.

          Design

          Statistical factor analysis of questionnaire data, using parallel analysis to determine the number of factors to retain, oblique rotation of factors, and a bootstrap method to estimate the confidence intervals.

          Study sample

          1220 people who have attended MRC IHR over the last decade.

          Results

          We found three clear factors, essentially corresponding to the three main sections of the SSQ. They are termed “speech understanding”, “spatial perception”, and “clarity, separation, and identification”. Thirty-five of the SSQ questions were included in the three factors. There was partial evidence for a fourth factor, “effort and concentration”, representing two more questions.

          Conclusions

          These results aid in the interpretation and application of the SSQ and indicate potential methods for generating average scores.

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                Author and article information

                Affiliations
                MRC Institute of Hearing Research (Scottish Section), Glasgow Royal Infirmary , Glasgow, UK
                Author notes
                Correspondence: Michael A. Akeroyd, MRC Institute of Hearing Research (Scottish Section), Queen Elizabeth Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary , 16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK. E-mail: maa@ 123456ihr.gla.ac.uk
                Journal
                Int J Audiol
                Int J Audiol
                IJA
                International Journal of Audiology
                Informa Healthcare
                1499-2027
                1708-8186
                February 2014
                9 September 2013
                : 53
                : 2
                : 101-114
                24417459
                3906380
                10.3109/14992027.2013.824115
                © 2014 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society

                This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited.

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