EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOUR

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A function relating to decibel sound pressure level to the frequency of pure tones with a loudness value of a 1kHz tone at a fixed level. See loudness.

EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOUR: "The equal loudness contour has been incorporated into auditory circuitry as a loudness compensation that corrects for the dectreased loudness of low frequencies when listening at low levels."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOUR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/equal-loudness-contour/ (accessed November 26, 2022).

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