Masking-level difference (MLD) as a function of noise spectrum level, frequency, and signal duration

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John W. Lindsey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Soderquist

Abstract: The present study was undertaken to determine the role of several variables (signal duration, frequency, and noise intensity) in producing the masking-level difference (MLD). A further rationale was to suggest clarifying evidence for discrepancies reported in the literature regarding low frequency signals. MLD was defined as the difference between threshold (75-80% correct responses) values for two listening conditions. Both listening conditions consisted of binaural noise (NO) with either a monaural (SM) or binaural (SO) signal. The MLD (measured in dB) represented the difference obtained in a comparison between threshold values for NO SO and NO SM.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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