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mikee12345 13th April 2003 03:08 AM

fingers in ears-filter?
i had my fingers in my ears to isolate ,to focus on my walls wobbling to see where it was worst..

if u put ur fingers slowly in and out of ur ear,u get a filter effect.
what would the frequency reponse of this effect be?

simple low 1st order low pass with varying frequency?
if your ear is a horn,what is your finger in it,some sort of restriction?

arent ears interesting!

Circlotron 13th April 2003 12:37 PM

Not an answer to your question, but I read once that an ear manages a volume compression effect by pulling the eardrum tighter during high sound levels. This would alter it's resonant frequency and there it's frequency response with volume, as is well known.

Some of them early pioneer communities must have been just a bit too inter-related to each other. After all, didn't Daniel Boone have a wild front-ear? :clown:

faustian bargin 13th April 2003 05:20 PM

that was davy crockett.

daniel boone was a man.
he was a biiiiiiig man.

Nappylady 13th April 2003 09:40 PM

I have observed this effect too. I find sometimes when I'm in a cathedral listening to music, I cup my hands around my ears, and get a neat effect.

Lately I have been irritated at this though, because I realize that it sounds like a very badly designed horn.

Dave Bullet 17th April 2003 10:47 AM


After all, didn't Daniel Boone have a wild front-ear?
You are getting confused with Captain James T. Kirk. He had 3 ears - a left ear, a right ear and a final frontier :)

mikee12345 17th April 2003 11:13 PM


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