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Can’t You Just Turn Up the Volume?


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People often think of hearing loss as a simple loudness problem, one which can be fixed by hitting the “volume up” button on your remote enough times. That’s not quite how it works.

If you know people who have hearing loss, you’ve noticed that they can’t tolerate loud noises that you’re fine with, but they also can’t hear some of things that you can hear perfectly well.

This seems contradictory at first, but to understand it better we need to dive into the physics of sound and hearing.

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So it turns out sounds are way more interesting than people realized.

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