Cross hearing & Interaural attenuation
o Cross hearing is when you present sound to one side, and it crosses the skull to
the other side
o Interaural attenuation refers to the loss of 40dB in that travel across the skull
Chapter 3 Homework
How are dBHL and dBSPL different?
dBSPL is a sound measurement in pressure terms (SPL=sound pressure level). Sound
level meters measure the SPL in various acoustic settings because the microphones used on
sound level meters
2. What are the limitations of using tuning forks as the only instrument in hearing assessment?
The tuning fork is one of the oldest hearing tests, having been adopted for use over a
century ago. It allows for testing hearing sensit