music, brainwaves, hearing aids
siffert at shell.
Wed May 7 05:50:24 EST 1997
dybala at utdallas.edu (Paul D Dybala) sayeth:
>Again though, you would not be restored to normal hearing. Unlike
>with a vision problem (in which the vision organ is not dammaged)
>most hearing losses are sensorineural in that, damage has occured in the
>hair cells of the hearing organ. So while making sounds louder will
>dramatically improve your ability to hear it will not be perfect.
Are you referring to nerve damage, where you test the hearing
through the bone on the back of the ear? I know that on my
hearing tests, my hearing is perfect that way. It's just the
part with wearing the regular headphones that is screwed up.
I've always wondered about that, if that means that normal
sounds could be translated somehow so that instead of going
through the normal ear, they'd go through that bone instead.
(please excuse my bonehead (ha ha) grasp of all this)...
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