"The auditory system is like the quarterback or the "captain" of the sensory team. It begins to function at 16 weeks in utero and has neuro-connections that allow the sensory team to work efficiently. When the auditory system is weak, it can affect the integration of information being fed to the brain and the nervous system by the other senses. "
"Each auditory system is like a fingerprint-with unique
sensitivity to sounds. "
"Most studies of auditory processing build upon the idea that the auditory system is like a spectrum analyzer, or like multiple parallel spectrum ..."
"If noise outside the critical bandwidth does not help to mask the tone, then we can assume that the auditory system is like a number of bandpass filters connected in parallel."
"I believe I have unilateral T but my audiologist says I probably have bilateral (it's just that the T in my right ear is so low I don't perceive it). I've had times at night where my T 'traveled' to my right ear; my audio says it's because our auditory system is like stereo on steroids (); wherein the left can compensate for the right (and vis a vis). In doing so, sound (or more precisely, our perception of the sound) 'travels'. "
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