An assessment of ability to determine direction of sound images motion (approaching or withdrawing) in case of high-
frequency hearing loss modeling, which takes place under condition of age-related sensorineural hearing loss, was
performed. The modeling was made by filtration of broadband signals, which formed illusions of approaching and
withdrawing sound sources. Frequency response of the filters corresponded to mild and moderate sensorineural hearing
loss. The duration of signals varied in the range 125–400 ms. The data shown that the temporal threshold was equal for
three experimental series (control, models of mild and moderate hearing loss) and amounted 150 ms. In case of control
series and mild sensorineural hearing loss modeling for all employed durations of stimuli subjects made mistakes in
evaluation of sound moving direction predominantly for withdrawing signals. The number of incorrect responses for
approaching signals increased substantially under condition of moderate sensorineural hearing loss model. The increase
was observed for both short and long durations of signals. At the same time, overall amount of mistakes increased
insignificantly compared to control condition.
sound localization, sensorineural hearing loss, symmetrical hearing loss, motion perception, threshold duration
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