Statistical distribution of normal hearing threshold in low-frequency region

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Abstract

The statistical distribution of normal hearing thresholds for pure tones in low-frequency region was estimated as a function of frequency, employing a similar procedure in an earlier work [Kurakata et al., Acoustical Science and Technology, 26(5), 440-446 (2005)]. First, literature data of threshold measurement at low frequencies were collected as many as possible. Second, standard deviations and percentiles of hearing-threshold distribution were calculated under the assumption of normality. In this calculation, the collected measurement data were combined to enhance the estimation accuracy. These results illustrate the profile of our auditory sensitivity at low frequencies more accurately and would be useful for evaluating low-frequency noises because they account for individual differences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006
Pages4315-4322
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2006 Dec 32006 Dec 6

Publication series

NameInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006
Volume7

Conference

Conference35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period06/12/306/12/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Kurakata, K. (2006). Statistical distribution of normal hearing threshold in low-frequency region. In Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006 (pp. 4315-4322). (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 35th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2006; Vol. 7).