CRITICAL BAND

initially explained by American physicist Harvey Fletcher, the band of frequencies of a masking noise which are capable of hiding a sound of a chosen frequency. The critical bandwidth is measured in Hz.

CRITICAL BAND: "The critical band of the river flowing easily masked the barking dogs."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CRITICAL BAND," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/critical-band/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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