sensory acuity level

sensory acuity level

a technique for determining air conduction thresholds by presenting bone conduction stimuli to the forehead without masking and with masking; the change in thresholds indicates the magnitude of the conductive hearing loss.

sen·so·ry a·cu·i·ty lev·el

(sen'sŏr-ē ă-kyū'i-tē lev'ĕl)
A technique for determining air conduction thresholds without masking and with masking presented by bone conduction to the forehead; the change in thresholds indicates the conductive hearing loss.
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In 1960, Jerger and Tillman introduced a test for sensory acuity level (SAL) in an effort to resolve the continuing problems associated with the use of masking for bone-conduction measurement, particularly in cases of bilateral conductive pathology.