Re: Why is high high? (Eliot Handelman )

Subject: Re: Why is high high?
From:    Eliot Handelman  <eliot(at)GENERATION.NET>
Date:    Thu, 27 Aug 1998 22:31:47 -0500

Jim Stevenson wrote: > > And why do high freqencies produce far more pain than low freqs of the same > energy? Jim, from the point of view of pain, according to Gavreau (if that's his name) really loud infrasound is unbeatable. It includes effects like nausea and vomiting. On the other hand my friend Maryanne Amacher, a sound artist, works with extremely intense very high pitched sounds which I, and many others, are able to adjust to strikingly quickly with no pain and, to my knowledge, no hearing loss. We once tested our upper ranges and both came out at top around 15.5, unlike many musicians who work with loud but lower-pitched sounds. Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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