Results of fitting the model to the full sample (Table 2) indicate that higher low-frequency LM sensation level (p = 0.
Abbreviations: ANSI = American National Standards Institute, AUC = area under Receiver Operating Characteristic curve, dB HL = decibels hearing level, dB SL = decibels sensation level, dB SPL = decibels sound pressure level, FCDS = forced-choice double staircase, IOM = Institute of Medicine, LM = loudness match, MML = minimum masking level, PM = pitch match, PTA = pure tone average, PVAMC = Portland VA Medical Center, RI = residual inhibition, ROC = Receiver Operating Characteristic, SBC = Schwartz Bayes Criterion, TES = Tinnitus Evaluation System, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration.
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i,j,k]] = frequency distribution function to determine the probability of the parameter pi falling in the kth interval at the jth sensation level