Consonant Confusion Test (blue booklet)

This test was adapted from the Reed Test devised by Michael Reed BSc and illustrated by Stephen Lliffe. It consists of 10 sets of 4 monosyllabic words printed onto a single page. All of the pages assess consonant discrimination. Each set of four images has six spoken presentations, so that two of the four words are repeated in a single test procedure. These words are chosen to be familiar to most children from age 4.

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To perform this test, first decide on the presentation level s appropriate to use for the subject and whether to test with speech in noise or in quiet. Ask the subject to point to a picture after hearing a word and record the responses. After six presentations, turn the card to the next page. Add up the total words correct out of a possible total of 60.

For further details of the CHEAR tests, please contact Dr Josephine Marriage on 01763 263 333 or visit