Live Music vs. Recorded Music

By Marshall Chasin, AuD  The following post was first published in Back to Basics in The Hearing Review and appears here by permission of that publication. Some municipal jurisdictions are considering allowing only recorded music to be played in outdoor restaurant facilities.  Live music would be banned, as it may contribute to municipal noise pollution. Presumably the…

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What do spondees, math (and music) have in common?

By Marshall Chasin  This post, which was originally published in the April 2014 Hearing Review, is republished here with the permission of Hearing Review. It is almost as if music has something in common with everything- psychology, physiology, acoustics, engineering, most areas of the arts, and now the lowly spondee. Recently I have been reading a…

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What is “Soft”, “Medium”, and “Loud” for Speech and Music?

By Marshall Chasin, AuD This post was originally published in the February 2014 issue of The Hearing Review and appears here with the permission of that publication. Modern hearing aid technology has the capability to be responsive to varying levels of inputs.  A hearing aid will generate significant amplification for soft level inputs, less amplification…

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