The 110 Hz Phenomena

An old Soap Lake High School (Soap Lake, Washington) buddy, Mike McNamara had just watched a History Channel episode on the 110 Hz phenomena.  Knowing the HHTM blog and my interest in strange things relative to hearing, sound and audiology, he asked me if I had ever done anything a blog on this topic.  For…

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Hair Cell Rock and Roll

Taking off a bit on last week’s controversy between Thomas Gold and Georg von Bekesy , rivals on their respective sides of the argument of passive versus resonance theories of  cochlear mechanics.  While researching last week’s Hearing International,  I came across an interesting discussion of hair cell electromotility.   Recall that the predominate cochlear mechanics theory of the 1950s, 1960s…

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