masking level difference

masking level difference

a technique of comparing threshold responses with masking noise presented in phase and out of phase with the test signal; release from masking is normal and indicates an intact brainstem auditory pathway.

mask·ing lev·el dif·fer·ence

(mask'ing lev'ĕl dif'ĕr-ĕns)
A technique of comparing threshold responses with masking noise presented in phase and out of phase with the test signal; release from masking is normal and indicates an intact brainstem auditory pathway.
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The Masking Level Difference (MLD) test evaluates the integrity of the earliest sites of binaural comparison and sensitivity to interaural phase in the brainstem, as well as cortical areas sensitive to spatial representations.
Abbreviations: ABR = Auditory Brainstem Response, DD = Dichotic Digits, DPOAE = distortion product otoacoustic emission, EP = evoked potential, FP = Frequency Patterns, GIN = Gaps-In-Noise, GSI = Grason-Stadler, HL = hearing level, LLR = long latency response, MLD = Masking Level Difference, mTBI = mild traumatic brain injury, [N.
Effect of peripheral hearing loss on the masking level difference.