Suprathreshold Auditory Adaptation in Normal and Pathologic Ears The Wood delayed loudness balance method was studied in normal and pathologic ears to determine the characteristics of suprathreshold auditory adaptation in three groups of subjects. No consistent relationship could be established between the amount and direction of the loudness change with the frequency, sound pressure level, or sensation level ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1968
Suprathreshold Auditory Adaptation in Normal and Pathologic Ears
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Fred Harbert
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Betty Goldman Weiss
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Chester R. Wilpizeski
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1968
Suprathreshold Auditory Adaptation in Normal and Pathologic Ears
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 268-278. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.268
History: Received September 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1968, Vol. 11, 268-278. doi:10.1044/jshr.1102.268
History: Received September 1, 1967

The Wood delayed loudness balance method was studied in normal and pathologic ears to determine the characteristics of suprathreshold auditory adaptation in three groups of subjects. No consistent relationship could be established between the amount and direction of the loudness change with the frequency, sound pressure level, or sensation level of the adapting signal. Suprathreshold adaptation, as measured by the Wood method, does not provide sufficient diagnostic information to be useful in a clinical setting.

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