Latest Listener fatigue Stories

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...

2008-08-12 21:00:16

In his 20th turn as Chair of the AES Convention Broadcast Committee, leading industry consultant David K. Bialik has shaped a far-ranging program of Workshops, Special Events and Panels for the 125th Convention scheduled for October 2-5 in SF's Moscone Center. "One of our most resourceful and indomitable Committee Chairs, David Bialik also holds the distinction of coordinating Broadcast events for both our West and East Coast Conventions," said AES Executive Director Roger Furness. "His sense...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'