Masking Level Differences With the Grason-Stadler GSI-10 Audiometer The improvement in a masked threshold that results when a binaural stimulus is changed from a homophasic condition to an antiphasic condition is known as a binaural masking level difference (MLD). Measurement of MLDs, first described by Hirsh (1948)  and Licklider (1948), is accomplished with a signal and a masker ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   July 01, 1997
Masking Level Differences With the Grason-Stadler GSI-10 Audiometer
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Robert F. Oyler, PhD
    East Tennessee State University, Department of Communicative Disorders, P.O. Box 70643, Johnson City, TN 37614-0643
    Associate Professor
  • Melissa E. St. Clair
    Blacksburg, VA
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Disorders / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   July 01, 1997
Masking Level Differences With the Grason-Stadler GSI-10 Audiometer
American Journal of Audiology, July 1997, Vol. 6, 45-48. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0602.45
History: Received January 29, 1996 , Accepted July 18, 1996
 
American Journal of Audiology, July 1997, Vol. 6, 45-48. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0602.45
History: Received January 29, 1996; Accepted July 18, 1996
Acknowledgments
Part of this study was completed as a Master’s thesis at Radford University. Portions of the data were presented at the 1995 Convention of the American Academy of Audiology, Dallas, TX.
We would like to thank John Ferraro and two anonymous reviewers for their comments on an earlier draft of this work. Additional assistance with graphics was provided by Richard H. Wilson and Elizabeth Leigh, Mountain Home (TN) VA Medical Center. Special thanks to Anne L. Oyler, Mountain Home (TN) VA Medical Center, for all of her help.
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