forward masking

noun

Definition of forward masking

:masking (see 1masking 2c) of one stimulus by the occurrence of another stimulus right before it
  • Forward masking is a form of temporal inhibition in which a loud sound suppresses the response to subsequent sounds …
  • —Erik C. Sobel and David W. TankScience11 Feb. 1994
  • Some investigators have reported that people with hearing loss exhibit more forward masking than would be predicted based on the test results of normal-hearing individuals.
  • —Vishakha W. RawoolThe Hearing ReviewJune 2006

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First Known Use of forward masking

1965


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