Baseline hearing tests

What good are Pipedreams,Wilsons,Genesis,horns,et al,if one is half-deaf?And then posting your half,quarter, deaf opinions/thoughts on a system or product here on the good old Gon?Is there some way we can all start from a reference point so we know how to read into his or her posts?Somebody stop me so I can slip back into my coma,thanks and sorry to waste your time my friends,Bob
Haha! Good question. As I always say, everything is relative. You can't win. Arthur
Huh? Can you repeat that?
Is not the spousal voice the only thing that cannot be heard?
Just one more reason why you should never trust anyone over 30.
Hey! Here is a reference. How is it for a person who is half deaf to understand how it is the hearing person arrives at their references! It all takes work I suppose.
The mags ought to print these results for their reviewers.
Just recently, went to the ear,nose and throat guy. (otolaryngologist) Had swimmer's ear. Since I was there already, I asked him to do an audiogram. My biggest fear on the way over, was that my hearing may have deteriorated in the "music zone." Well, I passed with flying colors. Infact, he said that I was a little above average. Hearing loss (like wearing glasses for reading, plus arthritis, the whole nine) comes with age. Like Betty Davis said: "Getting old is not for sissies." peace, warren
Seriously, much like color perception, everyone's frequency sensitivity is slightly different, but it really isn't that important. The ear feeds data to the brain and the brain can compensate for all but the most gross physical deficiencies. More important than strictly linear hearing response is our ability to comprehend harmonic information (the difference between tones) which is primarily a brain function. It also helps that with the exception of some percussion instruments, I don't think any instruments produce fundamental tones above 8kHz.