Masking level differences encountered in clinical populations.

  title={Masking level differences encountered in clinical populations.},
  author={Wayne O Olsen and Douglas Noffsinger and R L Carhart},
  journal={Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology},
  volume={15 4},
Methods for measuring masking level differences (MLDs) at 500 Hz and for spondees were used with 290 subjects: 50 persons with normal hearing and 240 patients with various diseases. Of particular interest was whether techniques currently in clinical use could be used with ease, dispatch, and profit in determining MLD size. The methods selected, which were variations of Békésy audiometry and speech reception threshold procedures, proved clinically feasible. Results revealed differences in… CONTINUE READING
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