Essays Tagged: "Hearing"

Hearing and Deafness

The ear is the organ of hearing and balance in vertebrates. The ear converts sound waves in the air, to nerve impulses which ... een the pharynx and the drum, the Eustachian tube. The inner ear contains the sensory receptors for hearing which are enclosed in a fluid filled chamber called the cochlea. The outer and middle ears p ... herited disorder. Those causes can be classified as conductive, sensorineural, or both.A conductive hearing loss results from damage to those parts of the ear which transmit sound vibrations in the ai ...

(4 pages) 141 0 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Alexander Graham Bell's inventions and their fnfluence

nvented and had numerous ideas, which benefited to what our culture has become today. Nowadays, non-hearing people are able to use a special display telephone to communicate. The telecommunication ind ...

(1 pages) 59 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Report on the bionic ear and why it is made out of the materials it is made from.

Bionic EarThe bionic ear (cochlear implant) is an artificial hearing device designed to help hearing impaired and profoundly deaf people. Parts of the bionic ear ... transforms the signal to electrical pulses. The pulses pass from the electrode array and stimulate hearing nerve fibres within the cochlea.It is not possible to make the sounds heard by the bionic ea ... their are only 22 electrodes that are replacing the function of thousands of hair cells in a normal hearing ear.The materials used in the bionic ear are platinum and titanium, below is some informatio ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Hearing Life in a Deaf World.

it quiet in you house?" "How do they use the phone?" When most people find that my parents are both hearing impaired, their first reaction is to automatically have sympathy for me due to this perceive ... light on the world in general.No, it wasn't weird growing up having deaf parents, and still isn't. Hearing impairment is not always genetic. My parents taught me how to speak. Yes, my parents are abl ...

(1 pages) 108 3 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Dolphin Communication and Fun Facts

s communicate and describe different facts about them.Dolpins have a well-developed, acute sense of hearing. The auditory cortex of the brain, which is used for hearing, is highly developed. The audit ... . Sounds are received and conducted through the lower jaw to the middle ear, inner ear, and then to hearing centers in the brain via the auditory nerve (Brill, et al., 223).This tool is known as echol ...

(3 pages) 35 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Stereotypes

and Mute" that they think it's ok to call them like that. But a Deaf person doesn't like that when hearing people call them by insulting. Understand this time was long time ago in old fashion time th ... called to deaf people, they use "Dumb and Mute" that what their first words. Until few years later, hearing people changed from "Dumb and Mute" to Deaf or Hard of Hearing.However, there are still goin ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Not Mentally Challenged/ A short Classification

ChallengedUntil the Middle Ages, the 1600 century and up to the 1800s, deaf people, (now defined as hearing impaired), where not integrated into the society. The lack of knowledge about a deaf person' ... it does not affect the person's intellectual capacity or ability to learn. A person, who sustains a hearing loss early in life, however may lack the language stimulation, and this will only affect the ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

How far can we rely on the knowledge available to us through perception?

nowledge we gain through our senses. This essay is to discuss the value of knowledge we get through hearing, feeling, seeing, smelling and tasting.There is no doubt that humans can survive without som ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

Deaf Culture Autobiographies: Reverend Thomas Coughlin.

school, and grew up in deaf culture. But because he wanted to be a priest he ventured out into the hearing world. Yet faced so many obstacles and so many close minded people but Thomas did not let an ... h it. But if you let people discourage or get embarrassed then you won't reach your dreams. I loved hearing Thomas's to stories, all the things he had done, seen, and accomplished. I feel inspired by ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.7 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Summary of the Play (on Film) "Children of a Lesser God"

, James appears to establish silence, and by extensiondeafness, as "bad," and speech and sound (and hearing) as "good." This is the distinctionwhich most deaf people learn at a young age. Sarah learne ... truggle, then, throughout the play becomes one of making those who haveears, however residual their hearing might be, able to hear. Orin and Lydia have somehearing - not enough to allow them to functi ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Going out to spend time with people in the deaf community

Christian Stronghold Baptist Church. The 8:30am service had an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. My drive started a little late, I didn't get on the road until almost 8:15. I had Map Quest ... said I would, and that was the end of our conversation.It was hard to tell who was deaf and who was hearing without looking for it. Everyone blended together. Everyone laughed ant the same jokes, and ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Being Deaf for one day.

If I had to give up one sense I would give up my hearing. Although hearing is a very important sense that we all need and have embraced as essential ... know it would become dramatically blander.Today is October 14, 2005. With the aid of ear plugs and hearing protectors, I take the plunge into the deaf world. As with the vast majority of the deaf, I ... silence, I find I am bored. Very bored. So much of what I find pleasurable in life revolves around hearing. Without any interaction other than written notes, I am already feeling isolated. Written no ...

(2 pages) 50 1 4.7 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

"A Loss For Words" by Lee Ann Walker: The Deaf World

Words" examines what it is like to grow up without the usual linguistic and cultural norms. As the hearing child of deaf parents, the usual verbal cues and linguistic culture that most hearing people ... ass on their heritage and Culture, it is not just the language but the values, the same values that hearing parents want to instill in their children. Since deafness is not always hereditary, many dea ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Inverted Spectrum

also. What we do not know is whether both people here the exact sound the lion makes. This idea of hearing is kind of the same thing as Nagel states in chapter three. However, instead of the sense of ... t everyone can hear the same sounds. I see how they can argue that, but some people could use there hearing differently. A blind person uses his hearing as we would use our eyes. Therefore, the blind ...

(4 pages) 6 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

What possibilities for knowledge are opened to us by our senses as they are? What limitation?

ited into few things. We would not know what the world is like. We would not know anything.Secondly hearing is very important too. We have to listen to know. If we did not have hearing, we would not k ... d we would not know about accents. We would never be able to speak. If we did not have the sense of hearing our world would be a small thing.The next is feeling. We would not know what hot and cold wo ...

(2 pages) 2146 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Noise Pollution: Raising Awareness on the Unseen Deterioration of Human Health

eenDeterioration of Human HealthSound is a particular auditory impression perceived by the sense of hearing. The presence of unwanted sound is called noise pollution. This unwanted sound can seriously ... tance, noise pollution can cause annoyance, aggression, hypertension, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, and other harmful effects depending on the level of sound, or how loud it is. Furtherm ...

(18 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers