Daily Archives: January 8, 2016


Masking is an ongoing lesson in Audiology.

As audiologists we all learn masking as part of our training. But the truth is, the real learning is in the experience of the various hearing losses we come across. Unfortunately for some, we’re not always in the position to reflect with another practitioner about some of the more complex hearing losses – so how can we really learn? Masking is carried out as a result of the minimal interaural attenuation of 40dB when using headphones, 55dB when using inserts and 0dB when using a bone conductor. As a result, we follow certain rules to decide when masking should be […]