masking-level difference

masking-level difference

An audiology term of art for the difference between masking effects under homophasic and antiphasic conditions. The binaural masking-level difference is measured as a function of duration of a uniform masking noise and of test tones (e.g., at 400 Hz and 800 Hz).
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Development of a 500-Hz masking-level difference protocol for clinic use.
The 500 Hz masking-level difference and word recognition in multitalker babble for 40to 89-year-old listeners with symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss.
Equalization and cancellation theory of binaural masking-level differences.
Masking-level differences as a function of interaural disparities in intensity of signal and of noise.
Quantitative evaluation of a lateralization model of masking-level differences.