Receiver, Speaker, Output Transducer, or Driver?

Which is it? Take your pick? This is a question that has been asked of me many times over the years. Is the component that converts the hearing aid amplified signal back to an acoustic signal properly called a receiver, speaker, loudspeaker, output transducer, driver, or even other names (Figure 1)? Or, can each of…

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Hearing But Not Understanding

Speech Perception to Speech Recognition Hearing but not understanding is the general theme of this post.  Acoustic characteristics of speech that lead to “hearing” have been the subject of the last two posts. However, being able to “hear” does not necessarily translate to “understanding.” This post will conclude the acoustic characteristics of speech by discussing…

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