Next: Frequency Masking
Question: How sensitive is human hearing?
- Range is about 20 Hz to 20 kHz, most sensitive
at 2 to 4 KHz.
- Dynamic range (quietest to loudest) is about 96 dB
- Normal voice range is about 500 Hz to 2 kHz
- Low frequencies are vowels and bass
- High frequencies are consonants
- Experiment: Put a person in a quiet room. Raise level of 1 kHz tone
until just barely audible. Vary the frequency and plot