Table 2

Verbatim responses of the patient when asked to identify exemplars from a battery of sound effects

Sound effectResponse quotationCorrect?
General:
 TelephoneBell, buzzer… telephone?Yes
 Door opening + closingFireworks, chainsaw… felling a tree?
 Cash registerNo idea
 Crowd talkingCrowded roomYes
 Dentist's drillThe edge of a jungle
 DoorbellDoorbellYes
 Water pouringFlushing toiletClose
 Pneumatic drillRoadworks… jackhammerYes
 TypewriterTap dancerClose
 Car engine + wipersFactory floor
Environment:
 RainRainYes
 WindWindYes
 Gentle wavesThunderstorm
 ThunderLouder thunderstormYes
 Fog (horn)No idea
Animals:
 SheepLambYes
 DogDogYes
 LionNo idea
 BirdsongBirdsYes
 CatCatYes
 Cockerel crowingChicken… cock to be preciseYes
 CowCowYes
 GorillaHorse? Heavy breathing animal… could be any animalClose
 HorseNot any inkling whatsoever
 Whale songElephant