When do Babies begin to hear Sounds in the Womb?

September 10, 2014

Sounds and vibrations are felt by babies in utero and by 16 weeks they can hear. Babies start to listen reactively from as early as 16 weeks although the development of the ear is not complete until 24 weeks.  By the third trimester, a baby will turn his/her head towards a sound. This means that […]

The Music Must Go On

September 4, 2014

Did you know that Beethoven suffered from debilitating tinnitus? A condition that nearly drove him mad and he eventually lost his hearing. This almost drove him to suicide.   Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians the world has seen. He was a prolific composer and brilliant pianist. His […]

For The Love of Music

August 28, 2014

Music is  a universal language It doesn’t matter what type of music you enjoy, music touches each of us in a unique way. Its rhythm is offered to us, we can become one with it as a silent listener, or as a dancer. Do you remember when Madiba did his now famous shuffle? Without the […]

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What is Normal Hearing?

August 6, 2014

What happens when you lose your hearing? Normal hearing is simply: the ability to hear and understand even the softest whisper. The science of hearing Medically speaking, (give or take a few Hz) humans are able to detect sound between 20Hz – 20kHz. However, in most scenarios we are only detailing sounds within the 500Hz […]

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Cool Vibrations – How sound works?

July 31, 2014

We hear! Everyday. Without thinking. Well most of us do and unfortunately we sometimes take it for granted. So we thought we would share a little insight into how sound works, what your favourite sounds look like as sound waves and hopefully generate some wonderment at how intelligent your ear really is. And then you […]