In a new study summarized on the University at Buffalo website, theoretical physicists report that materials made from tapered chains of spherical beads could help dampen sounds that lie at the upper range of human hearing or just beyond.
Dr McSpaden was an influential author, educator, clinician, and lecturer in audiology for over four decades, and helped develop training materials that are still widely used in the profession. He was 79.
Like all healthcare fields where the clinician needs to explain complex concepts to the lay public, metaphors are used. In the optical field, “nearsighted” and “farsighted” are actually good metaphors despite their simplicity and academic inaccuracy. In the field of audiology, we have the description of the audiogram with the piano keyboard across the top; a good explanation, but limited in that it’s only the right hand side of the keyboard and musical notes are not pure-tones.
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