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Auditory level refers to a level of speech perception in which the speech signal is represented in terms of frequency , intensity, and temporal attributes.

Auditory localization refers to the perception of the location of a sound source.

Auditory memory refers to the ability to retain information which has been presented orally; may be short term memory, such as recalling information presented several seconds before; long term memory, such as recalling information presented more than a minute before; or sequential memory, such as recalling a series of information in proper order.

Auditory oddball task refers to a monitoring task in which the observer counts the less frequent of two (2) distinct auditory stimuli

Auditory receiving area refers to the area of the cortex, located in the temporal lobe, that is the primary receiving area for hearing.

Auditory response area refers to the psychophysically measured area that defines the frequencies and sound pressure levels over which hearing functions . This area extends between the audibility curve and the curve for the threshold of feeling .

Auditory scene refers to the sound environment, which includes the locations and qualities of individual sound sources.

Auditory scene analysis refers to the process by which listeners sort superimposed vibrations into separate sounds. See also Principles of Auditory grouping