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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Cochlear Explorers – Part III – Henson’s Cells

It was fitting that the present series began with a discussion of Alfonso Corti, as most of the Cochlear Explorers  in this series are named for the discoverers of the anatomical structures of his famous Organ of Corti.  So far, we have discussed Corti and Friedrich Matthias Caludius.  Hearing International’s next explorer is Christian Andreas Viktor Hensen.  Recall that in…

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