bodily noise (John Hershey )

Subject: bodily noise
From:    John Hershey  <jhershey(at)>
Date:    Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:52:34 -0700

hi auditory people, does anyone know how the auditory system deals with internal bodily noise, such as cardiovascular, or respiratory (or other) sources? what kind of normal bodily noise levels are present at say the stapes? is such noise normally suppressed by the auditory nervous system? i know there are types of tinnitis where extra noise is added by the body, but are there hearing disorders in which normal levels of bodily noise is not properly attenuated and becomes audible? thanks, john

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