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On the Time Pattern of the Threshold of Tone Impulses Masked by Narrow Band Noise

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The question, to which extent the ear is able to follow random temporal changes of sound-pressure-level was studied. Short test-impulses were masked by a sequence of reproducible narrow-band-noise with different bandwidths at a centre-frequency of 4 kHz at a denned time delay, with respect to the beginning of the repeatedly presented narrowband-noise. The masked level-time pattern was expected to have a shape similar to the level-time pattern of the noise. This was found to be true for bandwidths smaller than about 100 Hz, for larger bandwidths the two patterns are not correlated.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1973

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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