Masking Level Differences (MLDs) in selected clinical populations : An overview

Frank Musiek, PhD   Background Masking level differences (MLDs), also termed bilateral masking level differences (BMLDs), were introduced to the scientific community by Ira Hirsh and J.C.R. Licklider in independent reports in 1948. Hirsh reported on MLDs for tonal stimuli and Licklider for speech stimuli. Though it is not the intent of this brief communication…

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Central Deafness: A Synopsis

Frank Musiek, PhD University of Arizona   Introduction Recently, one of our articles was published in the International Journal of Audiology (IJA) pertaining to central deafness [Musiek, F., Chermak, G., & Cone, B. (2019). Central Deafness: A Review of Past and Current Perspectives. International Journal of Audiology, 58, 605 – 617]. Much to our delight,…

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Give P1 a Chance!

Frank Musiek, Ph.D. This commentary is one that is consistent with the mission of the Pathways column. It brings attention to topics that perhaps have been underplayed in the audiology community. This Pathways article will focus on an auditory evoked potential (AEP) that should be considered more than it has been – especially for use…

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