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Masking by a remote-frequency noise band in children and adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21336137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Werner and Bargones (1991) observed that a 4-10-kHz noise band can mask a 1-kHz signal during infancy. The purpose of this study was to examine whether remote-noise masking extends into the school-aged years.
DESIGN: Listeners were 4-6-yr-olds, 7-9-yr-olds, and adults. Detection thresholds were measured for the 1-kHz signal in quiet and in the presence of the remote-frequency noise. In separate conditions, masker level was either 40 or 60 dB SPL.
RESULTS: On average, thresholds for the 1-kHz signal were elevated in the presence of the remote-frequency noise for 4-6-yr-olds, but not for 7-9-yr-olds or adults. Group average thresholds were similar across masker levels, indicating nonperipheral effects.
CONCLUSIONS: Susceptibility to remote-frequency masking in children extends to 4-6 yrs of age for some children.
Authors:
Lori J Leibold; Donna L Neff
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear and hearing     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1538-4667     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Hear     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-26     Completed Date:  2012-01-05     Revised Date:  2014-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005585     Medline TA:  Ear Hear     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Attention / physiology*
Auditory Perception / physiology*
Auditory Threshold / physiology*
Child
Child, Preschool
Hearing / physiology*
Humans
Noise
Perceptual Masking / physiology*
Psychoacoustics
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P30 DC04662/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R03 DC008389/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R03 DC008389/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; R03 DC008389-03/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; T32 DC00013/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS
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