Re: Selective numbing (was: Re: Why is high high?) (Eliot Handelman )

Subject: Re: Selective numbing (was: Re: Why is high high?)
From:    Eliot Handelman  <eliot(at)GENERATION.NET>
Date:    Sat, 29 Aug 1998 13:03:45 -0500

Andrew Vermiglio wrote: > > Eliot, if I am understanding you correctly, the "selective numbing" is also > called a temporary threshold shift. Basically this means that the softest > sounds that you could hear before the noise exposure have become inaudible. Dear Andy, the experience I described involved the numbing of CERTAIN ISOLATED frequencies at the higher end of the spectrum but not all frequencies. The music I was hearing was in fact localized to a few specific frequencies. (I say frequencies because the sound was produced with simple electronic waves.) My voice (after the music was over) seemed to me be be internally filtered -- I was not having difficulty understanding speech and I was not aware that my hearing was generally impaired. The effect wore off in a few minutes. My hearing is excellent. -- eliot Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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