loudness discomfort level


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loudness discomfort level

the intensity at which sound, particularly speech, causes discomfort.

loud·ness dis·com·fort lev·el

(lowd'nĕs dis-kŏm'fŏrt lev'ĕl)
The intensity at which sound, particularly speech, causes discomfort.
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Of the remaining 21 studies [18, 19, 22-27, 30-34, 37, 38, 40, 44, 45, 48, 58, 60], audiometric measures (Loudness Discomfort Levels (LDLs), Maximum Comfort Levels (MCLs), and Dynamic Range (DR)) and patient self-reported measurement tools (Baltimore questionnaire (VAS) [61], Sound Hypersensitivity Questionnaire [62], Hyperacusis Questionnaire (HQ) [63], Hyperacusis test (12-item) [38], a non-validated Hyperacusis Questionnaire adapted from Gerauschuberempfindlichkeit (GUF [64]) [60], and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) assessment interview [65]) were reported to assess hyperacusis.
Henry, "Subjective reports of trouble tolerating sound in daily life versus loudness discomfort levels," American Journal of Audiology, vol.
RCT = Randomised Controlled Trial; NRCT = Nonrandomised Controlled Trial; Retro = retrospective study; LDLs = Loudness Discomfort Levels; DR = Dynamic Range; HQ = Hyperacusis Questionnaire; TRT = Tinnitus Retraining Therapy; VAS = Visual Analogue Scale; HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; TSK = Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia; QOLI = Quality of Life Inventory; TQ = Tinnitus Questionnaire.