Definition of masking (Chris Plack )

Subject: Definition of masking
From:    Chris Plack  <cplack(at)ESSEX.AC.UK>
Date:    Wed, 23 Jun 1999 16:43:00 +0100

I was wondering.... "Masking" is defined by the ASA as both a "process" and an "amount": "The amount by which the threshold of audibility of a sound is raised by another sound." I may be missing something here, but can anyone provide a (sensible) sentence in which "masking" is used according to the latter definition? I don't think "20 dB of masking" counts - isn't this like saying "20 miles of driving"? Cheers, Chris ******************************************************** Chris Plack - psychoacoustician, pop star Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK. Tel: (01206) 873493 Fax: (01206) 873590 ********************************************************

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