Comfortable loudness levels for speech: effects of signal-to-noise ratios and instructions.

@article{Beattie1984ComfortableLL,
  title={Comfortable loudness levels for speech: effects of signal-to-noise ratios and instructions.},
  author={Randall C Beattie and B E Himes},
  journal={The Journal of auditory research},
  year={1984},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={213-29}
}
The effect of S/N from +20 to -10 db on loudness levels of connected discourse with or without background cafeteria noise was investigated for one set of instructions sampling the most comfortable loudness level (MCLL) and a second set sampling the upper limit of CLL. Normal young adults (N:16) showed no significant differences for either set of… CONTINUE READING