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Limitations and potentials of hearing aids

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter describes the types of signal processing used in hearing aids to compensate for cochlear hearing loss. Topics covered include limitations of conventional hearing aids; general problems ... More


Electroacoustic, Electromechanical, and Electronic Instruments

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with a section on microphones, pickups, amplifiers, special effects units, and loudspeakers. This is followed by an outline of historic developments in electroacoustic ... More


Electronics and Control

C. Julian Chen

in Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211500
eISBN:
9780191705991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211500.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses electronics and computer interfaces for STM and AFM. For STM, the detection of the minute tunneling current is of paramount importance. Thus, the basic concepts and analysis of ... More


Galli-Curci Comes to Town: The Prima Donna’s Presence in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Alexandra Wilson

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates how the advent of commercial recordings detached voices from singers, and it explores the profound impact of this new technology on the ways in which the arts of the prima ... More


Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence

Neal Peres Da Costa

in Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195386912
eISBN:
9780199933365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386912.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides an overview of the history of sound recording. It covers early acoustic recording machines and techniques including the phonograph, the graphophone, and the gramophone and ... More


Making Radio Music: Creating the Radio Sound

Shawn VanCour

in Making Radio: Early Radio Production and the Rise of Modern Sound Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190497118
eISBN:
9780190497149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497118.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter focuses on miking methods, mixing strategies, and performance styles developed by studio workers and on-air talent for making radio music. These strategies were governed by five ... More


Technology and Machines Speak (for) Themselves

Norie Neumark

in Voicetracks: Attuning to Voice in Media and the Arts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036139
eISBN:
9780262339834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036139.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this chapter the author attends to things as they voice themselves, focusing on mechanical and technological voices speaking (for) themselves—rather than mediating or carrying voices of others. ... More


Where Is the Stand-Up Comedian?: Stand-Up on Stage

Ian Brodie

in A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461824
eISBN:
9781626740921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461824.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter talks about how stand-up comedy requires the presence of someone at the comedian's performance to react and move the performance along. Taking the “unmediated performance” as a starting ... More


Microphonic Imagination

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Thomas Watson’s speculation on the origin of natural radio sounds was akin to actual, speculative, and imaginary sounds associated with an aspect of telephone technology: the microphone. The eruption ... More


Mircea Daneliuc: Romanian Cinema’s Rebel with a Cause

Dominique Nasta

in Contemporary Romanian Cinema: The History of an Unexpected Miracle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167451
eISBN:
9780231536691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167451.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Mircea Daneliuc, the most important Romanian director of the 1980s. His films managed to escape Communist censorship, while bringing to the fore extremely authentic characters ... More


Echo and Hum: Death’s Acoustic Spacein the Early Sound Film

C. Scott Combs

in Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the nondiegetic soundtrack as registrant in the early sound film. In theory, the sound camera can capture the last audible breath or spoken utterance, and it can produce the ... More


Track 3: Tyler

Adam Patrick Bell

in Dawn of the DAW: The Studio as Musical Instrument

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190296605
eISBN:
9780190296643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190296605.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Tyler credits the Internet as both his principal music instructor (e.g., YouTube) and influence (e.g., Facebook). Living in cramped quarters, the twenty-seven-year-old has modularized his bedroom ... More


The ICTR as Soundscape

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers the soundscape of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) itself. It shows how soundproofing has become a condition of international legal practice and how the ... More


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