Aud PRAXIS Practice Test

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Aud PRAXIS Practice Test

The Praxis Examination in Audiology is designed to give a professional licensure and teacher credentialing. How ready do you feel for the certification exams? The quiz below will test your readiness and help you revise at the same time. Give it a shot and all the best of luck in your studies!


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  • 1. 
    The caloric test is designed to stimulate which of the following structures?
    • A. 

      The utricle

    • B. 

      The saccule

    • C. 

      The superior semicircular canal

    • D. 

      The posterior semicircular canal

    • E. 

      The lateral semicircular canal

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a complete and accurate list of the signals required by federal regulations for monitoring audiometry in industry?
    • A. 

      500,1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz

    • B. 

      500, 1000, 2000 and 6000 Hz

    • C. 

      500, 1000, 2000, 3000, and 8000 Hz

    • D. 

      250, 500, 1000, 2000, 4000 and 8000 Hz

    • E. 

      500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, and 6000 Hz

  • 3. 
    In the sound field, an audiologist measures 30 dB SPL at a distance of 10 meters from the source.  Assuming no change in sound source or field conditions, at 20 meters from the source, the dB SPL will be...
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      27

    • E. 

      30

  • 4. 
    Which of the following earmold modifications would NOT enhance the high-frequency response of a hearing aid, as measured in the ear canal?
    • A. 

      A 4mm Libby Horn

    • B. 

      A 3mm Libby Horn

    • C. 

      A bore with a narrow diameter

    • D. 

      A shortened canal

    • E. 

      A bell bore

  • 5. 
    In the measurement of real-ear sound-pressure levels with a probe-tube microphone system, insufficient probe-tube depth will tend to...
    • A. 

      Increase the high-frequency response

    • B. 

      Decrease the high-frequency response

    • C. 

      Decrease the response at all frquencies

    • D. 

      Decrease the low-frequency response

    • E. 

      Increase the low-frequency response

  • 6. 
    What speech skill allows children to learn to attend to and determine what sounds are important? 
    • A. 

      Detection

    • B. 

      Discrimination

    • C. 

      Recognition

    • D. 

      Understanding

  • 7. 
    For a fixed setting of the hearing-level dial of a pure-tone audiometer, which of the following is true of the actual sound-pressure level (SPL) output of the audiometer earphone?
    • A. 

      It is constant across all frequencies

    • B. 

      It is lowest at mid-frquencies

    • C. 

      It increases as a function of frequency

    • D. 

      It is highest at 4000 Hz

    • E. 

      It decreases 6 dB per octave

  • 8. 
    Under OSHA regulations adopted in March 1983, a standard threshold shift on an annual audiogram is defined as a change in hearing threshold relative to the baseline audiogram of an average of 10 dB or more at which of the following frequencies?
    • A. 

      500, 1000, & 2000 Hz

    • B. 

      1000, 2000, & 3000 Hz

    • C. 

      2000, 3000, & 4000 Hz

    • D. 

      500, 1000, 2000, & 3000 Hz

    • E. 

      500, 1000, 2000, & 4000 Hz

  • 9. 
    Which of the following always applies to to nystagmus caused by a labyrinthine lesion?
    • A. 

      It is right-beating on right gaze and left-beating on left gaze

    • B. 

      It is pendular when the eyes are closed

    • C. 

      It is enhanced with eyes open

    • D. 

      It is up-beating on up gaze and down-beating on down gaze

    • E. 

      It is suppressed by visual fixation

  • 10. 
    A Positive Stenger test indicates...
    • A. 

      A patient is faking a unilateral hearing loss

    • B. 

      A patient is presenting with an idiopathic unilateral hearing loss

    • C. 

      A patient is faking a bilateral hearing loss

    • D. 

      A patient is presenting with an idiopathic bilateral hearing loss

    • E. 

      The patient has a conductive hearing loss

  • 11. 
    A type of otoacoustic emission that requires the use of tow oscillators and two attenuators is known as...
    • A. 

      Spontaneous otoacoustic emission

    • B. 

      Transient evoked otoacoustic emission

    • C. 

      Distortion-product otoacoustic emission

    • D. 

      Stimulus-driven otoacoustic emission

  • 12. 
    Reflexes: With the probe in the right ear, the acoustic reflex is present on both contralateral and ipsilateral stimulation.  With the probe in the left ear, the acoustic reflex is absent on both contra and ipsi stimulation.  The most likely cause of this finding is?
    • A. 

      Conductive impairment in the right ear

    • B. 

      8th nerve pathology on the right side

    • C. 

      8th nerve pathology on the left side

    • D. 

      7th nerve pathology on the right side

    • E. 

      7th nerve pathology on the left side

  • 13. 
    Which of the following tests would yield information of greatest importance in the audiologic evaluation of an adult with an average air-conduction threshold of 75 dB HL in one ear and normal sensitivity in the other?
    • A. 

      Tympanometry

    • B. 

      Reflex-decay test

    • C. 

      The Stenger test

    • D. 

      The distorted-speech test

  • 14. 
    A VNG/ENG test shows a caloric response yielding a left unilateral weakness. Which of the following statements about the results is most accurate?
    • A. 

      It suggests a right peripheral vestibular disorder

    • B. 

      It is of no real value in the interpretation

    • C. 

      It suggests a left peripheral vestibular disorder of either the labyrithine or 8th nerve

    • D. 

      It suggests a central vestibular disorder

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is the tuning-fork test that most directly predicts the presence of a conductive hearing loss?
    • A. 

      Rinne

    • B. 

      Weber

    • C. 

      Schwabach

    • D. 

      Stenger

  • 16. 
    An audiologist is asked to establish a hearing conservation program for an industrial firm.  to ensure validity in monitoring the hearing of workers in compliance with OSHA regulations the audiologist should do which of the following?
    • A. 

      Test at the end of the work shift in order to record the observed temporary threshold shift (TTS)

    • B. 

      Test at all frequecies in octaves between 250 - 8000 Hz and also at 3000 Hz

    • C. 

      Include acoustic immittance measures in the hearing test battery

    • D. 

      Test only thoes employees who are esposed to time-weighted aberate (TWA) sound levels of 95 dBA or above

    • E. 

      Administer threshold tests in areas where ambient noise levels conform to the regulations published in the Federal Register

  • 17. 
    An electronystagmography (ENG) of a patient reveals that the responses to the right warm & right cool caloric irrigations are 12% weaker than the responses to the left warm and left cool caloric irrigations. An Audiologist should report this finding as
    • A. 

      Unilateral weakness on the left

    • B. 

      Unilateral weakness on the right

    • C. 

      Directional preponderance to the right

    • D. 

      Directional preponderance to the left

    • E. 

      Normal caloric response

  • 18. 
    A TDH-39 headphone on a 9-A coupler with the audiometer set at 1000 Hz and 25 dB HL should produce a sound-pressure level of approximately how many dB?
    • A. 

      17.8

    • B. 

      18.5

    • C. 

      25.0

    • D. 

      32.0

    • E. 

      35.5

  • 19. 
    A patient reports that her hearing is getting progressively worse and that she often hears better in noisy conditions than in quiet, her hearing loss is likely to be...
    • A. 

      Conductive

    • B. 

      Sensorineural

    • C. 

      Caused by a lesion on the auditory nerve

    • D. 

      Due to presbycusis

  • 20. 
    In 2002, the ANSI adopted guidelines for classroom acoustics, intened for use in the design of new classrooms and in the renovation of existing classrooms.  The ANSI-recommended average noise levels and reverberation times for unoccupied classrooms (<10,000 cubic feet) are?
    • A. 

      15 dBA or less and .2 sec of reverb or less

    • B. 

      25 dBA or less and 2.0 sec of reverb or less

    • C. 

      35 dBA or less and .6 sec of reverb or less

    • D. 

      45 dBA or less and 2.0 sec of reverb or less

    • E. 

      55 dBA or less and .2 sec of reverb or less

  • 21. 
    Caloric weakness on the side of stimulation correlates to site of lesion on that same side
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Nystagmus that is vertical in nature, direction changing and failure of fixation are connected to which kind of balance problem?
    • A. 

      Peripheral

    • B. 

      Central

  • 23. 
    • Trauma to the temporal or parietal region and commonly involve fractures of the temporal squamos or parietal bone
    • A fracture line may extend through the facial nerve canal, cranial nerve (CN) VII
    • Associated injury, such as transection or intraneural hemorrhage
    • May cause facial nerve paralysis – damaged from displaced bone fragments, paralysis commonly is incomplete and may be delayed
    • May disrupt the ossicular chain → conductive hearing loss.
    • A. 

      Transverse Fracture

    • B. 

      Longitudinal Fracture

  • 24. 
    • Trauma to the occiput or cranial-cervical junction
    • Runs anterior to posterior
    • A fracture passing through the vestibulocochlear apparatus → SNHL and balance disorders
    • Vertigo when trauma to the temporal bone damages the membranous labyrinth and vestibule & when the fracture results in a perilymphatic fistula or a CSF leak.
    • A. 

      Longitudinal Fracture

    • B. 

      Transverse Fracture