Technological Advances in Music and Its Effects Essay

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“Technological Advances in Music and its effects”
Introduction
In the early years of music, musicians performed on stage with live bands and orchestras to the locals in the community. Their music consisted of many harmonies and rhythms that would relax the mind and ease stress. Their classical style of music had more of a string type sound, in comparison to the rough and rugged sounds of today’s music. Did this rough music affect the way we hear things compared to their classical harmonic sounds? What technological advances in musical devices have caused these effects if there are any? Does music now affect the way we live compared to the music of the past? Back in the day people had no means of carrying around music as portable
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This was the case because headphones of the past were only used in the business industry as a way of communication. However, before one can derive whether a particular design is prone to cause more damage than the other, one must first understand the ear and the process of hearing. Hearing involves the external, middle, and inner ear. The auricle is what most people consider to be the ear itself, which is the external flesh on the outside head. Inside the auricle is a passage way known as the external auditory meatus (Seeley, Stevens, & Tate, 2002). Inside are hair-like structures and ceruminous glands, which serve as the lining for the meatus. Also, the ceruminous glands produce cerumen, more commonly known as earwax (Seeley, Stevens, & Tate, 2002). Together, the hairs and cerumen provide protection to the tympanic membrane, or eardrum, which separates the external and middle ear. Sound waves, vibrations of air, pass through the tympanic membrane, causing vibrations. Located in the middle ear are three auditory ossicles. These ossicles are the only three bones of the ear, which are the malleus, incus and stapes. Vibrations of the tympanic membrane also cause the ossicles to vibrate. Vibrations are amplified and transferred to the oval window, one of the two openings, by the stapes (Seeley, Stevens, & Tate, 2002). This produces movement in the perilymph of the cochlea. Perilymph is the fluid filled
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