Loudness Balance Calibration of Bone Conduction Vibrators An improved monaural loudness balance method of transferring calibration data among three physically dissimilar bone conduction vibrators was compared with the threshold method. In 19 of 21 possible comparisons, absolute differences between the transfer factors obtained with the two methods were 2.5 dB or less, showing that the monaural loudness ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1981
Loudness Balance Calibration of Bone Conduction Vibrators
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S. Joseph Barry
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
  • Richard B. Vaughan
    Fresno Community Hospital, California
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   September 01, 1981
Loudness Balance Calibration of Bone Conduction Vibrators
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1981, Vol. 24, 454-459. doi:10.1044/jshr.2403.454
History: Received October 15, 1979 , Accepted June 17, 1980
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1981, Vol. 24, 454-459. doi:10.1044/jshr.2403.454
History: Received October 15, 1979; Accepted June 17, 1980

An improved monaural loudness balance method of transferring calibration data among three physically dissimilar bone conduction vibrators was compared with the threshold method. In 19 of 21 possible comparisons, absolute differences between the transfer factors obtained with the two methods were 2.5 dB or less, showing that the monaural loudness balance procedure compares favorably with the threshold method.

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