Thresholds of Discomfort for Complex Stimuli: Acoustic and Sound-Quality Predictors
- Fast fact. // Science World;02/21/97, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p4
Presents trivia about sound and hearing. Measurement of air pressure created by sound waves; Result of listening to loud music; Sound waves of blaring dance.
- Show What You Know. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Apr2011, Vol. 80, Special section p4
A quiz about hearing and sound is presented.
- How ear cells switch on sound. Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;9/21/96, Vol. 151 Issue 2048, p15
Explains the mechanism of how sound waves reach the inner ear via the ear drum and the three tiny bones of the middle ear. Signals' production of vibrations in the fluid surrounding the cochlea; Vitality of the hair cells in hearing; Implication of the mechanism on the development of drugs that...
- Ocker stopper. // New Scientist;11/21/2009, Vol. 204 Issue 2735, p80
This section provides answers to a question about the word cooee being more audible over distance.
- Preferred overall loudness. 1: Sound field presentation in the laboratory. Smeds, K. // Noise & Vibration Worldwide;May2008, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p34
The article reports on the findings of a research related to preferred overall loudness using a wide dynamic range compression (WDRC) hearing aids. The study involves 24 hearing-impaired and 15 normal-hearing participants. The participants watched and listened to video sequences and rated the...
- Preferred overall loudness. II: Listening through hearing aids in field and laboratory tests. Smeds, K. // Noise & Vibration Worldwide;May2008, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p34
The article reports on the findings of a research related to preferred overall loudness using a hearing aid. The study involves 15 hearing-impaired and eight normal-hearing participants. Results show that the normal-hearing participants prefer close to normal overall loudness while...
- Do You Really Mean â€¦. Keasbey, William P. // Saturday Evening Post;10/12/1946, Vol. 219 Issue 15, p157
The article rates several sounds according to the number of decibels in the U.S. A decibel is the smallest difference in loudness distinguishable by the human ear. A soft thud of a heartbeat rates ten decibels. A soft lover-like whisper rates about eighteen decibels. Moreover, an ordinary...
- Acoustic Basis of Tuning Fork Tests. Hussain, Abdulmohsen E.; Blakley, Brian W.; Buelow, Bruce; Schilling, Heather // Journal of Otolaryngology;Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 30 Issue 6, p347
Objectives: To obtain pilot data to determine the feasibility of supporting or refuting a theory regarding lateralization of sound in conductive hearing loss and to describe the application of this theory to other tuning fork tests. Design: Controlled audiometric testing with and without a...
- On the Interaction between a Charged Drop and an External Acoustic Field. Grigor'ev, A.I.; Gaibov, A.P.; Shiryaeva, S.O. // Technical Physics;Mar2002, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p299
Deals with a study which investigated an interaction between capillary oscillations of a charged drop and an external acoustic field under conditions in which nonlinear components of the acoustic pressure on the drop surface may be neglected. Formulation of the problem; Problem of dissipation...