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Magnitude estimates of loudness adaption at 60 dB SPL.
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PMID:  7296099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Previous reports indicate that adaptation measured by the technique of successive magnitude estimations is not found above 30 dB SL (Fishken et al., 1977; and others). Although the present study confirmed this finding at 60 dB SPL for the original procedure, it was found that a modification of the magnitude estimation procedure resulted in significant loudness adaptation at this intensity. Introduction of a 20-dB increment for 5 s, every 30 s, resulted in a marked and statistically significant decline in successive loudness judgements of the 60-dB tone. In addition, the decline in reported loudness magnitude was cumulative and progressive throughout the 7-min duration of the monaural stimulus. This is typical of classical results found with simultaneous dichotic loudness balances.
E M Weiler; D E Sandman; L M Pederson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of audiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0300-5364     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Audiol     Publication Date:  1981 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-20     Completed Date:  1982-01-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357321     Medline TA:  Br J Audiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Loudness Perception
Recruitment Detection, Audiologic / methods*

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