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Re: Research Questions
In a message dated 97-06-07 04:43:45 EDT, Eric writes:
<< I had my hearing tested twice a couple of years ago. Normal hearing.>>
OK, then you can be my research subject.
A lot of what I hear coming out of speakers in bars,
restaurants, and other public places is unintelligible.
The bass & percussion is in the foreground, and the
melody and vocals -- if at all present -- are in the
background. I often have to struggle to understand
any of the words, which are often little more than
repetitive trivial banalities and really not worth hearing.
Do you have the same experience, or do you find the
words to these kinds of recordings easy to understand?
> These age-related questions need to be approached
> by funded researchers. Are we right-to-quiet advocates
> simply a group of older people who have become
> more sensitive to noise as we have aged?
Not if you go by CCAN members/supporters. I think this is a misconception.
I do agree that as we age, in general we become more noise-sensitive. But
young and old alike are becoming more and more "uncomfortable" with the
volume level and dose of noise inflicted upon them on a daily basis.
Well, this is in conflict with my own admittedly informal
observations, but I hope you are right. I would be delighted
to know that there are young people fed up with the noise
culture. Is CCAN in Canada, the US, or both places?
-- Michael Wright
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