MASKING LEVEL DIFFERENCE (MLD) By N., Sam M.S. - 5 is the change in the threshold level for detecting an auditory stimuli. This has also been referred to as binaural masking level difference or BMLD. MASKING LEVEL DIFFERENCE (MLD): "Stimuli cannot always be detected immediately, by varying the stimuli, the masking level difference can be obtained." Related Psychology Terms ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE (JND; Differential or Difference Threshold) STIMULUS (literally “goad”) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM AUDITORY SPACE PERCEPTIO REACTION TIME (Response Latency) ANTISOCIAL REACTION APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) SUPRALIMINAL HEARING (AUDITION) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MASKING LEVEL DIFFERENCE (MLD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/masking-level-difference-mld/ (accessed June 25, 2022).