I am not sure if we should spent time explaining why. (perhaps you just want to know if it is true or no).
On this subject: what you can hear, you hear, the ear does not need "perpetual calibration". This is aload of bull.Believe me, I'm a medical doctor.
I personally own mainly cheap CDs and phono records, but almost no downloaded MP3 musics. I have however some computer games with MP3 music, but I don't play them excessively. Despite I generally listen to music only quietly, I have repeatedly tinitus; this happens particularly often when I fall asleep while watching TV, even when the sleep only lasts few minutes. I thus also suspect the data reduction in radio and TV broadcasts as a cause, not least because the hearing uses particularly the sleep for calibrating itself, during that the presence of neuroacoustically datareduced tones thus should be particularly harmful.
I (a 19 year old pupil of a in Germany "Gymnasium" called sort of low level high school) had got the cosmic mission to build a completely new kind of high tech multimedia superlearning school to teach this mankind in sovereignous holistical thinking to prevent it from self- destruction.
Oh, by the way... when I watch Hertzian TV, do I really watch Mpeg stuff ?There doesn't seem to ba any artefact... The material must be much lesscompressed than on DVD or Satellite tv ?
QuoteOn this subject: what you can hear, you hear, the ear does not need "perpetual calibration". This is aload of bull.Believe me, I'm a medical doctor.Yes, but you've been sighted in the past sitting on a giant cabbage, so there is no telling whether you can be trusted
Remember they also say that cellphones cause cancer?
Folks, if you follow the link at the bottom of this page you'll find out, that the author of this article is Cyberyogi, the founder and teachmaster of Logologie - the first cyberage-religion!
This actually reminds me of that thread where edit:Spase wondered if lossy coding would evolutionally affect us and we would lose hability to hear high frequencies
Seriously, that cabbage was real.
"Greenwich, UK 1/1/05 - In a disturbing find, scientists have discovered that men who do not listen to digitally compressed music have dramatically reduced sperm counts. Researchers suggest men compressing CDs to Wavpack and listening at least twice a day can increase their fertility by several orders of magnitude. Women of child bearing age wishing to concieve are recommended to do the same, with OptimFROG showing the greatest gains in fertility. In an interesting exception, Xing (mp3) users are rendered sterile after only a few listens."
edit: QuoteSeriously, that cabbage was real.I don't doubt it, though it looks sort of like a green, mutant, miniature, dead elephant in the low res. avatar picture
QuoteThis actually reminds me of that thread where Spoon wondered if lossy coding would evolutionally affect us and we would lose hability to hear high frequenciesROFLMAO!So then there is selective pressure towards listening to compressed music which results in audio compression freaks having a much higher fecundity than the rest of the population?
This actually reminds me of that thread where Spoon wondered if lossy coding would evolutionally affect us and we would lose hability to hear high frequencies
Also, when I'm exposed to louder music (for instance at a bar) it does not take long before my hearing gets bad; sometimes I can't even identify the song playing!I'm not saying it certainly IS a connection between music compression and tinnitus, but without research -- who knows for sure?
I'm not saying it certainly IS a connection between music compression and tinnitus, but without research -- who knows for sure?
Have you tried going to an ears-nose-and-throat doctor? Your tinnitus sounds like it might be bad.