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Does human hearing beat Fourier's uncertainty principle?

I was reading an article on human hearing tests to question Fourier's uncertainty principle. The article states that according to these tests, physicists have found that humans can discriminate the ...
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Audio function for hearing impairment

I have a hearing impairment. I can't hear stuff around above 2 kHz. Is there a way to convert an input sound source (file for instance, but also a microphone) and convert it to my hearing range? I.e., ...
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Mic closest as human ear (not just few inches away)

I am currently working in a project that require microphone which hear as sensitive as human ear do. I.e barking sound of neighbor's dog, boiling water sound in kitchen, etc Is there any? I am fairly ...
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How does amplitude induce pitch shift? [duplicate]

I am curious to know how sound intensity influences on perceived pitch. For instance, if loudness is increased, a high pitch will be perceived higher while a low pitch will be perceived lower. Why ...
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How we hear sound computer vs human experiment -amplitude and volume-Interesting

Suppose everything I will say from now on: We open song-A from youtube(1 computer) in 5 tabs(5 same songs started same time) with same volume.By intrigue and test it will act like same song only ...
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Why can I hear 120 BPM, but not 2 Hz?

What is the difference between BPM (Beats Per Minute, like what a DJ counts to mix) and Hz (Hertz, like what tuning forks are measured in), other than a factor of 60? Why can I hear a 60 BPM bass ...
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Annoying tracks [closed]

Occasionally, certain tracks give me a distinct sense of extreme discomfort. So much so that I have to take off my headphones. These tracks sounds perfectly fine otherwise. It's as if there's ...
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Adobe Audition CS6 turning off playback while recording

I am trying to shut the sound when recording myself in adobe audition cs6. I just cant find where in the setting I can turn it off. Because I don't like listing to myself in echo when recording ...
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Best sound to use for ringtone

So I have never liked using ringtones. However my new phone has a weak vibration, so it seems I need to get one. I want a ringtone that is able to be distinguishable from a whole crowd of noises, ...
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How short duration sound can a human hear?

Is it possible to play a sound so briefly, during such a short period of time, that it isn't noticed by humans? I have the idea to use sound for distance measurements. This is common with ultrasound, ...
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What is the resolution of human hearing?

The frequency range of human hearing is fairly common knowledge, at around 20Hz-20kHz. The range of volumes we can hear is between about 0 and 130 decibels. What is the resolution of human hearing ...
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How to preserve your hearing?

In your normal work routine as a sound engineer is there anything to look out for? I began to fear about my hearing ability. I don't even know that right now am I hearing the same thing as others? (...
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Do people hear differently at different times of the day?

Do people hear differently at different times of the day? Thinking about it, I think I do. When I wake up, I'm not hearing as clearly as later on say 5 or 6 hours later. I wonder why? Maybe, when we ...
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Sound Minus Sound

In the last 24 hours I've had a couple of really affecting soundless sound experiences. I'm talking sounds you feel in your guts. Like when you stand on the top floor of a really tall building on a ...
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Carrots are for eyes as ________ are for ears

Are there any vitamins or supplements or vegetables or procedures you know of that promote healthy and long-lasting ears? I'm 25 and I want to continue in this business for many years.
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What's the most accurate hearing test?

Alright, not exactly a Sound Design question but I don't think there is a forum having to do with ears and the people on it possibly wouldn't understand my question so please bear with me: Have you ...
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Radiofrequency hearing [closed]

I came with another unusual question. Recently, during my little research in hearing and some of its phenomena, i found a term called RF hearing, which mean that people "hear" radio frequencies, ...
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