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Air to bone transmission characteristics
As some of you will know I have been interested in the physiology and
perception of loud sounds and music. I wonder if anyone could point me to
some literature in relation to the transmission of sound from air to bone.
I am particularly keen to find out what are the transfer characteristics of
the skull. I have read somewhere that the approximate difference in HL
between air and bone conducted hearing is about 40 dB. Thus with a naive
kind of calculation one might expect that with perfect ear plugs (or total
loss of the middle ear) that if you were standing in front of a loud rock
band playing at 120 dB SPL that you would perceive this to be about 80 dB.
Is this any where near the truth?
Any help gratefully received.