Masking-level differences for trains of clicks

Raymond H. Dye, William A. Yost

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Masking-level differences (MLDs) were measured for trains of 2000-Hz bandpass clicks as a function of the interclick interval (ICI) and the number of clicks in the train. The magnitude of the MLD grew as the number of clicks in the train was increased from 1 to 32. While the MLDs tended to be larger at longer ICIs, the effect was mediated by changes in detectability in the homophasic conditions. For click trains consisting of 4–32 clicks, the improvement in detectability in the antiphasic conditions with increases in the number of clicks appears to be the result of integration of acoustic power, as is the case for the homophasic conditions. The absence of MLDs for short trains of high-frequency transients remains quite puzzling, since large MLDs are found with single, low-frequency transients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-117
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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