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PostPosted: March 13th, 2021, 4:10 pm 
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Seeing as how nobody in this group is getting younger, and no, your hearing is not getting better. A couple of good interviews. I'm most intrigued by the discussions about silence.

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/11/97611853 ... nd-silence


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PostPosted: March 15th, 2021, 8:29 am 
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Well, this short video from Stereophile brings the idea home of sound and how we listen.

https://youtu.be/sNrcb-9Gi8c


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2021, 2:21 pm 
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Jim G wrote:
Seeing as how nobody in this group is getting younger, and no, your hearing is not getting better. A couple of good interviews. I'm most intrigued by the discussions about silence.

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/11/97611853 ... nd-silence


A good synopsis of hearing, especially the first half.

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PostPosted: March 16th, 2021, 2:34 pm 
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Jim G wrote:
Well, this short video from Stereophile brings the idea home of sound and how we listen.

https://youtu.be/sNrcb-9Gi8c


Great piece. The thing that impressed me the most was the statement you can't just listen to the sound, you have to listen to the idea. For me, the reason I spend so much time on audio is so I can better hear the emotion that is being put into the music during the performance by the artist. Often the subtle details such as finger sounds on strings or breath sounds of a vocalist greatly expand the link between the music and the emotion behind the music. As he said, music is life.

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PostPosted: March 16th, 2021, 2:57 pm 
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If you get a chance you might also want to watch the movie "The Sound of Metal" which is about a rock musician that loses his hearing and how he learns to cope including getting a cochlear implant and how it affects his life. It has been nominated for an academy award.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5363618/


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PostPosted: March 16th, 2021, 11:25 pm 
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Thanks for the link Tom, I'll check out that movie.

I thought that fellow in the Stereophile video was quite remarkable. Inspiring, really. It made me remember seeing small groups of people at some Dead concerts holding balloons but I'd never thought about why.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deafhea ... %20concert.

The woman interviewed in the Podcast who was completely deaf and wore the Cochlear implants and talked about the complete silence when she turned them off was interesting. We all know what a quiet place "sounds" like, but don't have any idea what silence is like.


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PostPosted: March 17th, 2021, 7:07 am 
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I have been in an anechoic chamber and also at Riverbank labs founded by Wallace Sabine which is a totally reflective room. Both were disturbing, but the totally reflective worse.

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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2021, 10:19 am 
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Rather than start a new thread, this qualifies as related to sound and hearing. Looks to be close to you Tom, maybe we'll go visit when we come see you.
https://youtu.be/GoN4mleFlvA


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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2021, 12:49 pm 
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It is about an hour from my house.


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PostPosted: March 22nd, 2021, 9:07 pm 
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Okay, I'm just going to use this thread for interesting things that have to do with sound/hearing.

This poor fellow committed suicide basically because of an intolerable case of Tinnitus as a side effect of Covid 19 infection. What a drag.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/21/busi ... -dead.html


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