Numerical Magnitude Estimation of Loudness Post-Stapedectomy This is a report on the use of the method of numerical magnitude estimation for the measurement of loudness function under clinical conditions. An attempt was made to derive monaural loudness functions at 250 Hz for 10 stapedectomized patients and 11 normal listeners by using this technique. The functions produced ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1969
Numerical Magnitude Estimation of Loudness Post-Stapedectomy
 
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  • William Melnick
    Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1969
Numerical Magnitude Estimation of Loudness Post-Stapedectomy
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 103-109. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.103
History: Received June 14, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 103-109. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.103
History: Received June 14, 1968

This is a report on the use of the method of numerical magnitude estimation for the measurement of loudness function under clinical conditions. An attempt was made to derive monaural loudness functions at 250 Hz for 10 stapedectomized patients and 11 normal listeners by using this technique. The functions produced by the two experimental groups were not greatly different. They were curvilinear but somewhat flatter than would be expected from previous studies of loudness. The results may truly reflect neither the perception of loudness nor differences in loudness function following stapedectomy. The use of the method of numerical magnitude estimation under clinical time restrictions is questionable.

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