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Fluctuation Strength

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Psychoacoustics

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Abstract

In this chapter, the fluctuation strength of amplitude-modulated broad-band noise, amplitude-modulated pure tones and frequency-modulated pure tones is addressed, and the dependence of fluctuation strength on modulation frequency, sound pressure level, modulation depth, centre frequency, and frequency deviation is assessed. In addition, the fluctuation strength of modulated sounds is compared to the fluctuation strength of narrow-band noises. Finally, a model of fluctuation strength based on the temporal variation of the masking pattern or loudness pattern is proposed.

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Zwicker, E., Fastl, H. (1999). Fluctuation Strength. In: Psychoacoustics. Springer Series in Information Sciences, vol 22. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-09562-1_10

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