MINIMAL AUDIBLE FIELD (MAF)

is the threshold before which a tone cannot be heard by a participant. Participants are presented with tones in a sound field without wearing any headphones to better emulate hearing something in a real life situation.

MINIMAL AUDIBLE FIELD (MAF): "The MAF is the threshold below which a tone or sound cannot be heard."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MINIMAL AUDIBLE FIELD (MAF)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/minimal-audible-field-maf/ (accessed March 30, 2020).
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