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    Owl Physiology

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    Owl Physiology Owls have certain physiological advantages that give them an advantage when hunting prey. Owls have the best night vision of all birds of prey. In addition to having excellent vision, their hearing aids in nighttime hunting. Their wings have also evolved to produce a near silent flight, allowing them to sneak up on prey. Owl Vision Being nocturnal, owls need the ability to see in the dark. They have developed excellent vision that adapts to the amount of light they are in. This means

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    My life

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    curious rather than startled. My guardian-sister put her hand on my mouth, and I felt her warm morning breath telling me to hush. For a moment, a minute or so, we stood motionless next to the bed, trying to X Ray the darkness, and to radar with our ears the faintest sound. Then I heard it, a flush of air escaping furiously someone’s nostrils like a bull before it charges, a humming of a cry mufflered, like somebody screaming under tons of dirt. I was reviewing with mental flashes scary bed time stories

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    individuals. Large group size provides many eyes to search for food. Squirrel monkeys also associate with other monkey species that have similar food preferences, following them to forage areas. The group size also provides safety in numbers: more eyes/ears lower chances of a sneak attack by predators; large numbers make it more difficult for larger monkeys smaller to chase squirrel monkeys out of a “their” trees. Neither one sex nor the other appears to be dominating, though the females are ones to disperse

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    Hearing Tests

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    just hear the tone. The softest sounds you can hear are your hearing thresholds marked on an audiogram. Air conduction Hearing is measured with pure tones through headphones. The sounds go via the air, down the ear canal, through the middle ear, and to the cochlea in the inner ear. The air conduction hearing thresholds are indicated on the audiogram by X for left and 0 for right. Bone conduction Placing a small vibrator on the mastoid bone be... ... middle of paper ... ...rical activity

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    Sound waves are the progressive longitudinal vibrations, found in an elastic medium, by which sounds are transmitted. It basically is used to refer to changes in air pressure that produce sound. Now, lets breakdown this definition sounds are vibration that travel through different mediums such as solids, liquids, and gases. Sound waves are created by the vibrations that sound makes. sound waves have two different vibrations, longitudinal and transverse. Longitudinal waves are particles that go through

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    Hello, again. In this section we are going to have a closer look on our auditory system, so as to understand its basic function. Why should we learn about that? Because as listeners, we owe to know some basic things about this magnificent human mechanism. Our auditory system is one of our ‘gates’ to the outer world. It helps us pick up sound stimuli from our environment, transduce these stimuli into neural impulses and finally, carry these impulses to specific locations in the brain. In fact, its

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    Shakespeare

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    SCENE II. Paris. The KING's palace. Flourish of cornets. Enter the KING of France, with letters, and divers Attendants KING The Florentines and Senoys are by the ears; Have fought with equal fortune and continue A braving war. First Lord So 'tis reported, sir. KING Nay, 'tis most credible; we here received it A certainty, vouch'd from our cousin Austria, With caution that the Florentine will move us For speedy aid; wherein our dearest friend Prejudicates the business and would seem To have us

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    2005). This is done through conscious appreciation of sound vibrations perceived and interpreted by the ear and brain respectively. The purpose of the ear is to change the physical music vibrations into encoded nervous impulses. The ear is like a microphone stimulated by the music or sound vibrations that are transmitted into electrical signals. However, unlike the microphone, the biological ear transmits sound vibrations into impulses which are in turn processed through the central auditory pathways

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    Improvements in the Quality of Life of the Hearing Impaired: Modern Technologies Impact Improvements in the Quality of Life of the Hearing Impaired: Modern Technologies Impact The hearing impaired, including people who are deaf and are hard of hearing, have a wide variety of technology presented to them to improve their lifestyles. Researchers and manufacturers have improved their products and psychologists, who specialize in deaf studies, have improved techniques to expand the

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    cochlear implants

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    surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear. The surgeon puts the electrode array inside the inner ear and than inside the cochlea. The implant works by a device outside the ear, which rests on the skin behind the ear. It is held upright by a magnet and is also connected by a lead to a sound professor. What happens when you get a cochlear implant? First, you are given an injection to make you fall asleep. Once you’re asleep the hair behind your ear is shaved off. Then you have the operation

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