Behavioral Hearing Thresholds Between 0.125 and 20 kHz Using Depth-Compensated Ear Simulator Calibration
Ear and Hearing, 05/08/2012
Lee J et al. – The depth–compensated ear simulator–based calibration method and the modified Békésy technique allow reliable measurement of hearing thresholds over the entire frequency range of human hearing. Hearing thresholds at the extended high frequencies are sensitive to aging and reveal subtle differences, which are not evident in the frequency range evaluated regularly (≤8 kHz). Previously reported gender–related differences in hearing thresholds may be related to ear–canal acoustics and the calibration procedure and not because of differences in hearing sensitivity.