Title

Relationship between Loudness Tolerance and the Acceptance of Background Noise for Young Adults with Normal Hearing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

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.

Recommended Citation

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."

DOI for the article

http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/24.22.PMS.114.3.717-722

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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