Evaluation of Relationship Between Hearing Threshold and Loudness Discomfort Level in Sensorineural Hearing Loss The relationship between hearing level and loudness discomfort level (LDL) for narrow-band noise was evaluated in two groups of patients with sensorineural hearing loss. Group I had thresholds ranging from 25–60 dB SPL and Group II’s thresholds ranged from 65–100 dB SPL. LDLs were determined for narrow bands of noise ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1979
Evaluation of Relationship Between Hearing Threshold and Loudness Discomfort Level in Sensorineural Hearing Loss
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Articles   |   February 01, 1979
Evaluation of Relationship Between Hearing Threshold and Loudness Discomfort Level in Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1979, Vol. 44, 31-36. doi:10.1044/jshd.4401.31
History: Received May 10, 1978 , Accepted August 29, 1978
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1979, Vol. 44, 31-36. doi:10.1044/jshd.4401.31
History: Received May 10, 1978; Accepted August 29, 1978

The relationship between hearing level and loudness discomfort level (LDL) for narrow-band noise was evaluated in two groups of patients with sensorineural hearing loss. Group I had thresholds ranging from 25–60 dB SPL and Group II’s thresholds ranged from 65–100 dB SPL. LDLs were determined for narrow bands of noise centered at 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 Hz. The LDLs for Group II were greater than those for Group I and the differences were statistically significant. It is speculated that one reason for others not finding differences as a function of hearing level may be the absence of severe to profound hearing loss in the test populations.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access