Loudness decay

Eric Smith erc at cinenet.net
Fri Nov 17 01:20:12 EST 1995

What is the significance of fading/decay of loudness when hearing
a particular tone?  If the person hears the tone, which remains
at a steady loudness, but if the person hears it as gradually
fading, till it seems to be completely gone, while in reality it's
still as loud as it was all along, what is the significance of
that?  What if you interrupt the tone for a fraction of a second,
and the person hears it as coming back on at full loudness as a
result of that interruption?  How common or rare is that kind of
symptom, and what kind of things can cause it?

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