The Hearing of Fossils

How did the early human beings hear?  What were their frequency ranges?  Were they able to hear speech?  These are questions that anthropologists seek to answer.  This week’s Hearing International looks at the studies of human hearing by anthropologists using modern methods of research to determine how humans heard two million years ago. This week’s  story begins in south…

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The Deafness of Goya – Part II

Last week at Hearing International we got to know Francisco Goya, the famous Spanish painter often called the “Father of Modern Art”.  From last week’s discussion, we know that Goya was a mischievous boy and young man, but became a serious painter from the late 1770s until his death in 1828.  Beginning as a tapestry…

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