Comparison of clinical and real-life judgments of loudness discomfort.

  title={Comparison of clinical and real-life judgments of loudness discomfort.},
  author={Pierre R Filion and Robert H. Margolis},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Audiology},
  volume={3 3},
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the loudness discomfort level (LDL) and real-life impressions of loudness discomfort. LDLs were measured with an established procedure for a variety of stimuli including FM tones, speech noise, and stimuli recorded from two real-life environments, in two groups of subjects. Sound pressure level distributions were measured in each of two environments at the time of subject recruitment, and LDLs were subsequently measured. LDLs… CONTINUE READING