Archives of Acoustics, 15, 1-2, pp. 193-200, 1990

Individual loudness functions obtained by absolute magnitude estimation

A. Miśkiewicz
Chopin Academy of Music, 00-368 Warszawa, ul. Okólnik 2
Poland

Six subjects estimated, in individual listening sessions loudness of 1/3-octave noise band centered at 1 kHz. The results confirm that numerical estimates of loudness are unique characteristics of individual observers. In the present study no evidence for the existence of
an absolute loudness scale could be observed.
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