Binaural Hearing 101

Hearing With Two Ears Binaural Hearing.  “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak” (Epictetus the Stoic). These may be wishful thoughts relative to wisdom, but near the truth relative to psychoacoustics. The auditory system maximizes slight differences in time (and phase), intensity, and spectral…

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Knee, Typewriter, and Hearing Aid

Prior to the holidays, this post offered a suggestion that a much larger market exists for amplification products (aka hearing aids) if they are viewed as a consumer product rather than as a product identified only with hearing loss. The number of “consumers” greatly exceeds the number of “patients” – normally, a critical factor in…

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