Spondee (song)

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"Spondee" is a piece composed by intelligent dance music (IDM) duo Matmos. It is the third track on their 2001 album A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure. The piece revolves around audio samples from a hearing test: a woman's voice recites two-syllable words, stressing both syllables. Audiologist Rebecca Highlander, CCC-A, reads a list of phonetically balanced words (spondees, with equal stress on the first and second syllable). Recorded in the hearing test booth at the Jean Weingarden Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf, beeps and tones were generated during the response curve testing of hearing aids.