Relationship between Loudness Tolerance and the Acceptance of Background Noise for Young Adults with Normal Hearing
This study investigated the relationship between listener loudness tolerance and listener acceptable noise level (ANL). Twenty-five normal hearing adults completed loudness tolerance and acceptable noise level measures. Loudness tolerance was measured using a scaling technique. The acceptable noise levels were calculated from a procedure designed to quantify a listener's willingness to accept background noise while listening to speech. Pearson correlation confirmed that loudness tolerance and acceptable noise levels are not related.
Franklin, Clifford A., Letitia J. White, and Thomas C. Franklin. Relationship between Loudness Tolerance and the Acceptance of Background Noise for Young Adults with Normal Hearing." Perceptual and motor skills 114, no. 3 (2012): 717-722."
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Communication Sciences and Disorders