Absolute Thresholds for Frequency-Modulated Signals: Effects of Rate, Pattern, and Percentage of Modulation Absolute monaural thresholds for continuous unmodulated and frequency-modulated signals were determined for five normal-hearing subjects using the method of adjustment. Three carrier signals (250, 1000, and 4000 Hz) were modulated at rates of 2 and 20 times per sec using frequency deviations of ±5, 10, and 20%, and both ramp ... Articles
Articles  |   May 01, 1978
Absolute Thresholds for Frequency-Modulated Signals: Effects of Rate, Pattern, and Percentage of Modulation
 
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Articles   |   May 01, 1978
Absolute Thresholds for Frequency-Modulated Signals: Effects of Rate, Pattern, and Percentage of Modulation
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1978, Vol. 43, 192-199. doi:10.1044/jshd.4302.192
History: Received March 3, 1976 , Accepted June 6, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1978, Vol. 43, 192-199. doi:10.1044/jshd.4302.192
History: Received March 3, 1976; Accepted June 6, 1977

Absolute monaural thresholds for continuous unmodulated and frequency-modulated signals were determined for five normal-hearing subjects using the method of adjustment. Three carrier signals (250, 1000, and 4000 Hz) were modulated at rates of 2 and 20 times per sec using frequency deviations of ±5, 10, and 20%, and both ramp and sinusoidal modulation. Thresholds measured at the slower modulation rate were 5 to 10 dB lower than those measured for unmodulated signals at the two higher test frequencies. Suggestions are presented as to how the clinician may minimize the possible discrepancy between modulated and unmodulated signals using currently available warble-tone equipment.

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