Information about Hearing, Communication, and Understanding
This free, online textbook/course will address the following topics: "•What is the nature of sound? •What mechanism allows us to process sounds with great precision—from the softest whisper to the roar of a jet engine, from a high-pitched whistle to a low rumble? •What are the roles of hearing, processing, and speaking in human communication? •What happens when the hearing mechanism is altered or damaged? How does sound processing change? •What can be done to prevent or accommodate damage to our sense of hearing?"