loudness recruitment

loudness recruitment

[′lau̇d·nəs ri‚krüt·mənt]
(acoustics)
An abnormal increase in perceived loudness as a sound is intensified.
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Due to loudness recruitment, stapes muscle reflex can often be induced, the low frequency amplitude of distortion product otoacoustic emission is decreased, auditory brainstem response wave I and action potential can be induced, and patients have a typical triple sign, i.
The mechanism of loudness recruitment is not yet clear, but it is common in general sensorineural deafness and considered an indication of cochlear hair cell diseases.
Matching subjects with respect to hearing loss was important because of the potential confounding effects of loudness recruitment (abnormally rapid growth of loudness that is caused by sensorineural hearing loss) on the size of the tinnitus LMs.