Acoustics in Medicine

Tinnitus and Meniere's patients

This scientific part stimulated many clinicians to try and use this known part of sound for manipulating the unknown aspect of the sound for the sake of their tinnitus and Meniere disease patients.

Acoustics in medicine, it is the science that investigates and applies technology that is related to sound waves. The 6 main aspects are: (1) The production. (2) Control. (3) Transmission. (4) Reception. (5) Effects of sound. (6) The phenomenon of hearing.

Undesired sound

The term noise relates to any undesired sound. For sufferers of medical conditions that involves ear, auditory nerve pathology or retro cochlear disease such as tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness and Meniere's disease, the issue of protecting the ears from high energy sound (passive ear plugs, active ear plugs, sound-proof chambers or rooms) is important.

It is a preventive treatment for the healthy ear and prevention of deterioration in meniere's disease or tinnitus sufferers. The sound-proof chambers are important to the performance of accurate audiometry.

Selective amplification of sound

On the other hand, selective amplification of sound by hearing aids, masking sound or sounds for TRT are helpful for tinnitus patients, and the hearing aids are useful for those tinnitus sufferers who have hearing loss together with their tinnitus.

Acoustics in spoken language

Acoustics in spoken language relates to the passage of sound waves in the air. In science it deals with the research of all material waves in the various matters: gases, liquids, solids and plasma. The forms of waves that are included in acoustics are: vibration, sound, ultrasound, infrasound, their superpositions, and their effect on humans and animals.

Research of Acoustics

Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Biology, Electric engineering, Audilology and even Art may be involved in the research of Acoustics. The relevance of this part of the article to tinnitus patients and menire's disease sufferers is the ability to study the basic terminology in acoustics. A tinnitus patient who knows the relevant key words can do a better search in the internet, and find a website that is dealing with his medical problems.

In this field there are scientists, technologists, audiologists and audio engineers with some overlap between their activities in research and application of the current knowledge. Examples for fields of applications of acoustics are in medicine (here we focus on tinnitus and hyperacusis sufferers), factories, industry of entertainment, factories, ultrasonic mouse repellers, design of air ports, air crafts, cars, army equipment, urban planning and construction of buildings and theaters.

The sensation of hearing is one of the most important means of communication and survival in the human and animal world, and skills in speech is considered one of the most distinctive characteristics of human development and culture. So it is not surprising that the science of acoustics proliferated across so many fields of our society.







































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