Sound & Hearing

Selective Hearing

In the SELECTIVE HEARING exhibit, two different recordings are played over two speakers, placed on either side of the observer. The recordings can both be played over both speakers or they can be played singly, each on its own speaker. Visitors can attempt to listen to one or the other or both of the recordings at once. Many people who try this notice that when each recording is played over its own speaker, it is easier to listen than when they are both played over both speakers.