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2011-05-17 13:42:00

Novel device with rock 'n' roll roots may protect listeners from potential dangers of personal listening devices and hearing aids Engineers investigating "listener fatigue"--the discomfort and pain some people experience while using in-ear headphones, hearing aids and other devices that seal the ear canal from external sound--have found not only what they believe is the cause, but also a potential solution. In two separate papers and a presentation at the 130th Audio Engineering Society...

2011-05-13 07:47:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Engineers investigating "listener fatigue"- the discomfort and pain experienced while using in-ear headphones, hear aids, and other devices that seal off the ear canal from outside sounds- have found the cause, and a potential solution. Researchers believe that sealing a speaker in the ear canal dramatically boosts sound pressures, and a modified ear-tip can help alleviate or eliminate that effect. "We tried for years to turn down the volume but still experienced...

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2008-02-12 15:00:00

A healthy ear emits soft sounds in response to the sounds that travel in. Detectable with sensitive microphones, these otoacoustic emissions help doctors test newborns' hearing. A deaf ear doesn't produce these echoes. New research involving the University of Michigan and Oregon Health and Science University shows that, contrary to the current scientific thought, the emissions don't leave the ear the same way they entered. The findings give new insight into a phenomenon that researchers study...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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