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2014-06-26 02:49:24 PM
/\/\ `/   |-| 0 \/ = r < r @ |= +   !$  |= u | |   0 |=    = = | $
 
2014-06-26 03:48:51 PM
I'd love to hear more examples, since you can never unhear the original and go back to hearing the distorted version fresh.
 
2014-06-26 03:56:27 PM
Aliens are contacting me again. I need a thicker foil hat.
 
2014-06-26 03:58:49 PM
I don't think that word means what you think it means
 
2014-06-26 04:07:34 PM
Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.
 
2014-06-26 04:14:37 PM
I can't get it to play... found the same clip on multiple sites, all of them were just silent.
 
2014-06-26 04:15:30 PM

Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.


Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?
 
2014-06-26 04:23:04 PM

a particular individual: /\/\ `/   |-| 0 \/ = r < r @ |= +   !$  |= u | |   0 |=    = = | $


Snakes on a Plane 3: Eels on a Hovercraft
 
2014-06-26 04:32:28 PM
I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.
 
2014-06-26 04:36:10 PM
I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)
 
2014-06-26 04:46:32 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?


I had to Google it to see. I don't think so. When I was younger I did occasionally hear a swelling up of a very loud noise, but I found I could control it by thinking about it, don't get it any more.

The stuff I get now is like an auditory version of that reflex where as you doze off you think you're falling so stick out a leg. As I doze off and the dreams come into my mind the voices of dream characters have a similar effect, jolting me awake.
 
2014-06-26 04:54:48 PM

Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.


What?
 
2014-06-26 05:26:05 PM

Dorf11: I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)

fa fa fa

/FTFY
 
2014-06-26 05:30:06 PM
Already seen that too.
 
2014-06-26 05:37:57 PM
This is a vital part of getting a pilot's license. The radios are crap, the cockpit is noisy, and the frequencies are congested so everyone's speaking fast. Starting out, students have no clue what the controller just said. But since there are stock phrases every controller says the same way, your brain adjusts and soon is picking out the words without a hitch.
 
2014-06-26 05:43:08 PM
And this is how Ghost Adventures been on the air for several years. Did you hear that scratchy sound?! It sounded like it said "I'm a ghost!" And then it does.
 
2014-06-26 05:49:04 PM

knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?

While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing.

This particular one is a demonstration of the "Cetera" algorithm of Starkey hearing aids which helps restore the sense of sound direction usually lost with ordinary hearing aids. What they did to make this was have a person wearing their Cetera-equipped hearing aids sit in a barber chair while the Italian and Mexican actors portraying the barber and musician did their things, and recorded the direct output of the hearing aids. I'd love to find an uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF, or losslessly compressed .FLAC or .Ogg FLAC or Apple Lossless or WMA Lossless or some such, of it.

That link also has some links to other similar 3D binaural illusions, most recorded from microphones placed at the eardrum locations of the ear canals of a special statue of a human head and torso. The best such binaural recording heads even mimic the auditory characteristics of the skeletal and flesh structures.

Awhile back, a man named Hugo Zuccarelli patented a technique he calls "Holophonics" which, despite his claims that he's exploiting "otoacoustic emissions" from the ear in an actual holography-like sound process. appears to be little more than warmed-over binaural, though unlike binaural it does work decently well with stereo speakers instead of headphones if the speakers are placed in the proper positions relative to the listener's head (basically forming an equilateral triangle). That said, HRTFs (Head-Reference Transfer Functions) can do likewise.

If Holophonics were all it's cracked up to be, it could revitalize the drive-in theater by allowing ordinary car stereos to reproduce full surround effects in movies. Instead of a speaker in your window, there'd be low-power FM transmitters in strategic locations in the drive-in lot, and you'd tune your car radio to the proper channel.
 
2014-06-26 05:53:29 PM

Slaxl: ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?

I had to Google it to see. I don't think so. When I was younger I did occasionally hear a swelling up of a very loud noise, but I found I could control it by thinking about it, don't get it any more.

The stuff I get now is like an auditory version of that reflex where as you doze off you think you're falling so stick out a leg. As I doze off and the dreams come into my mind the voices of dream characters have a similar effect, jolting me awake.


Ah. I have a whole slew of sleep deformities (call 'em what you want): sleep paralysis, exploding head, obstructive apnea (ever since I put on weight; I'm working on it), hypnic jerk (no, you're a hypnic jerk!), the occasional odd flash of light or voices (usually saying my name). Yeah, falling asleep for me can often be a funhouse ride.


That aside:

That's not much of an auditory illusion. It is, however, "no shiat". My hearing ain't what it used to be (I'm such a figure of health) and many times I am "using context" to figure out what people are saying. Otherwise, it winds up being "You did what with a squirrel?!"
 
2014-06-26 05:54:12 PM
Helper?
 
2014-06-26 06:06:40 PM

COMALite J: knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?
While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing.

This particular one is a demonstration of the "Cetera" algorithm of Starkey hearing aids which helps restore the sense of sound direction usually lost with ordinary hearing aids. What they did to make this was have a person wearing their Cetera-equipped hearing aids sit in a barber chair while the Italian and Mexican actors portraying the barber and musician did their things, and recorded the direct output of the hearing aids. I'd love to find an uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF, or losslessly compressed .FLAC or .Ogg FLAC or Apple Lossless or WMA Lossless or some such, of it.

That link also has some links to other similar 3D binaural illusions, most recorded from microphones placed at the eardrum locations of the ear canals of a special statue of a human head and torso. The best such binaural recording heads even mimic the auditory characteristics of the skeletal and flesh structures.

Awhile back, a man named Hugo Zuccarelli patented a technique he calls "Holophonics" which, despite his claims that he's exploiting "otoacoustic emissions" from the ear in an actual holography-like sound process. appears to be little more than warmed-over binaural, though unlike binaural it does work decently well with stereo speakers instead of headphones if the speakers are placed in the proper positions relative to the listener's head (basically forming an equilateral triangle). That said, HRTFs (Head-Reference Transfer Functions) can do likewise.

If Holophonics were all it's crack ...


The creator's site. [Link]
 
2014-06-26 06:36:44 PM

COMALite J: knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?
While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing


They used to do something like this at the Great Moments with Mr Lincoln show.  I think this version only ran for a few years, but you'd put on headphones, and they'd have your hair cut.  You could even feel it when he'd blow some hair off your ear.
 
2014-06-26 06:41:24 PM

Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.


I dunno. I used to hear auditory hallucinations all the time. I use a fan in my room to provide some white noise to help me sleep. and one night, as I was drifting off, I heard this music like the sort from a 1940's movie car chase scene. It just went on and on, and I figured the neighbors were watching the most action-packed 1940's film ever made. After about 30 minutes, I decided to shut the fan off and listen, and there was...nothing. Seems my brain was piecing together certain frequencies in the white noise and molding them into music. The same thing happened later, except it was 1930's dance-hall music. This coincided with a change in my antidepressants, so I have to wonder if there was some connection.
 
2014-06-26 06:49:01 PM

COMALite J: knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?
While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing.

This particular one is a demonstration of the "Cetera" algorithm of Starkey hearing aids which helps restore the sense of sound direction usually lost with ordinary hearing aids. What they did to make this was have a person wearing their Cetera-equipped hearing aids sit in a barber chair while the Italian and Mexican actors portraying the barber and musician did their things, and recorded the direct output of the hearing aids. I'd love to find an uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF, or losslessly compressed .FLAC or .Ogg FLAC or Apple Lossless or WMA Lossless or some such, of it.

That link also has some links to other similar 3D binaural illusions, most recorded from microphones placed at the eardrum locations of the ear canals of a special statue of a human head and torso. The best such binaural recording heads even mimic the auditory characteristics of the skeletal and flesh structures.

Awhile back, a man named Hugo Zuccarelli patented a technique he calls "Holophonics" which, despite his claims that he's exploiting "otoacoustic emissions" from the ear in an actual holography-like sound process. appears to be little more than warmed-over binaural, though unlike binaural it does work decently well with stereo speakers instead of headphones if the speakers are placed in the proper positions relative to the listener's head (basically forming an equilateral triangle). That said, HRTFs (Head-Reference Transfer Functions) can do likewise.

If Holophonics were all it's crack ...


We used a lot of binaural effects in the Audio Technologies Laboratory at the New York Hall of Science. As I recall, binaural aidio dramas were often recorded with a head-on-a-stick called Max, a full head cast of a cadaver that included the ear canals, with microphones placed where the eardrums would be in a human. That was the only way to do it until computers became powerful enough to synthesize the binaural effect with math.
 
2014-06-26 07:02:38 PM
So she gave him the answer, he remembered it, and then recognized it five seconds later? Isn't that a bit like telling me the capital of Kenya is Nairobi, then asking me what is the capital of Kenya?
 
2014-06-26 07:10:23 PM

Forty-Two: I'd love to hear more examples, since you can never unhear the original and go back to hearing the distorted version fresh.


Every song lyric you ever misunderstood is an example of this.

/Excuse me while I kiss this guy
//Wrapped up like a douche
///etc. etc.
 
2014-06-26 07:10:26 PM

COMALite J: knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?
While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing.

This particular one is a demonstration of the "Cetera" algorithm of Starkey hearing aids which helps restore the sense of sound direction usually lost with ordinary hearing aids. What they did to make this was have a person wearing their Cetera-equipped hearing aids sit in a barber chair while the Italian and Mexican actors portraying the barber and musician did their things, and recorded the direct output of the hearing aids. I'd love to find an uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF, or losslessly compressed .FLAC or .Ogg FLAC or Apple Lossless or WMA Lossless or some such, of it.

That link also has some links to other similar 3D binaural illusions, most recorded from microphones placed at the eardrum locations of the ear canals of a special statue of a human head and torso. The best such binaural recording heads even mimic the auditory characteristics of the skeletal and flesh structures.

Awhile back, a man named Hugo Zuccarelli patented a technique he calls "Holophonics" which, despite his claims that he's exploiting "otoacoustic emissions" from the ear in an actual holography-like sound process. appears to be little more than warmed-over binaural, though unlike binaural it does work decently well with stereo speakers instead of headphones if the speakers are placed in the proper positions relative to the listener's head (basically forming an equilateral triangle). That said, HRTFs (Head-Reference Transfer Functions) can do likewise.

If Holophonics were all it's crack ...


I have the Barbershop one, one with scissors snipping about your head, a blow dryer, and someone rattling a matchbox.  With today's earbuds, the illusion is even more pronounced, as you don't have the weight of even Walkman-style 'phones sitting on the outside of your ears to give it away as a recording.  I let my nephew listen to them once, and it was funny to watch him look around at nothing, especially during the haircut.  "Uncle, that was freaky!"
 
2014-06-26 07:17:32 PM

RogermcAllen: Forty-Two: I'd love to hear more examples, since you can never unhear the original and go back to hearing the distorted version fresh.

Every song lyric you ever misunderstood is an example of this.

/Excuse me while I kiss this guy
//Wrapped up like a douche
///etc. etc.


My favourite: Roxette's Dressed For Some Sex.
 
2014-06-26 07:19:00 PM

ChrisDe: So she gave him the answer, he remembered it, and then recognized it five seconds later? Isn't that a bit like telling me the capital of Kenya is Nairobi, then asking me what is the capital of Kenya?


It goes a bit deeper than that. It allows your brain to unlock the meaning of what was once gibberish. It's an interesting phenomenon. I'd be more surprised if that didn't take place. Furthermore, I'd like to see this phenomenon pushed until it no longer has an effect, maybe by using modulating static, with the S/N ratio reduced with every iteration until it's no longer in effect.
 
2014-06-26 07:23:04 PM
that would make alot of the 'music' we hear these days make more sense......i think so, anyway.
 
2014-06-26 07:30:06 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?


I do, once in a while-- maybe a couple times a year.  I end up wandering around the house looking for something that's fallen or someone breaking in or something like that...
 
2014-06-26 07:45:42 PM

COMALite J: knight_on_the_rail: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

What?
While there are lots of YouTube videos of it that work okay, it's best to use a source that has gone through as little audio compression as possible.
The .MP3 is available here. It's binaural, so you must use headphones or earbuds for the full effect, but it's absolutely convincing.

This particular one is a demonstration of the "Cetera" algorithm of Starkey hearing aids which helps restore the sense of sound direction usually lost with ordinary hearing aids. What they did to make this was have a person wearing their Cetera-equipped hearing aids sit in a barber chair while the Italian and Mexican actors portraying the barber and musician did their things, and recorded the direct output of the hearing aids. I'd love to find an uncompressed .WAV or .AIFF, or losslessly compressed .FLAC or .Ogg FLAC or Apple Lossless or WMA Lossless or some such, of it.

That link also has some links to other similar 3D binaural illusions, most recorded from microphones placed at the eardrum locations of the ear canals of a special statue of a human head and torso. The best such binaural recording heads even mimic the auditory characteristics of the skeletal and flesh structures.

Awhile back, a man named Hugo Zuccarelli patented a technique he calls "Holophonics" which, despite his claims that he's exploiting "otoacoustic emissions" from the ear in an actual holography-like sound process. appears to be little more than warmed-over binaural, though unlike binaural it does work decently well with stereo speakers instead of headphones if the speakers are placed in the proper positions relative to the listener's head (basically forming an equilateral triangle). That said, HRTFs (Head-Reference Transfer Functions) can do likewise.

If Holophonics were all it's cracked up to be, it could revitalize the drive-in theater by allowing ordinary car stereos to reproduce full surround effects in movies. Instead of a speaker in your window, there'd be low-power FM transmitters in strategic locations in the drive-in lot, and you'd tune your car radio to the proper channel.


Huh?
 
2014-06-26 08:21:32 PM

sirbissel: ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?

I do, once in a while-- maybe a couple times a year.  I end up wandering around the house looking for something that's fallen or someone breaking in or something like that...


Exact same thing here.  Glad I'm not the only one.
 
2014-06-26 08:33:42 PM

Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.


Google Dummy Head Recording
 
2014-06-26 09:04:38 PM

SteakMan: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

Google Dummy Head Recording


Or I could click COMALite's link.
 
2014-06-26 09:11:13 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?

I had to Google it to see. I don't think so. When I was younger I did occasionally hear a swelling up of a very loud noise, but I found I could control it by thinking about it, don't get it any more.

The stuff I get now is like an auditory version of that reflex where as you doze off you think you're falling so stick out a leg. As I doze off and the dreams come into my mind the voices of dream characters have a similar effect, jolting me awake.

Ah. I have a whole slew of sleep deformities (call 'em what you want): sleep paralysis, exploding head, obstructive apnea (ever since I put on weight; I'm working on it), hypnic jerk (no, you're a hypnic jerk!), the occasional odd flash of light or voices (usually saying my name). Yeah, falling asleep for me can often be a funhouse ride.


That aside:

That's not much of an auditory illusion. It is, however, "no shiat". My hearing ain't what it used to be (I'm such a figure of health) and many times I am "using context" to figure out what people are saying. Otherwise, it winds up being "You did what with a squirrel?!"


My ears are getting decrepit, too. Now when I can't quite understand what my wife is saying, I take out the garbage.
I may be wrong, but it's a good wrong.
 
2014-06-26 09:16:05 PM

Tobin_Lam: SteakMan: Tobin_Lam: I found some cool ones years ago. One was in a barbershop getting your hair cut. Even though I was listening on stereo headphones and the source was even stereo, it sounded completely 3D.

Google Dummy Head Recording

Or I could click COMALite's link.


Google Dummy Head Recording for many more examples.
/better?
//or click my link to go right to wiki :)
 
2014-06-26 09:50:28 PM

semiotix: Dorf11: I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)fa fa fa

/FTFY


va va va


b/f/v are nearly the same phoneme.
 
2014-06-26 10:01:07 PM
"The exhibit features about 80 interactive installations exploring how your brain works. And this one ... will blow your mind. "

I guess the other 79 must really, really suck.
 
2014-06-27 12:13:41 AM

Dorf11: I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)


Or as we used to do it when we were kids: Fat Man!  Fat Man! Fat Man!  Dada dada dada dada dada dada FAT MAN!  (It made so much more sense in the latter part of the series when Adam West was packing a few more bat-pounds on his utility belt.)
 
2014-06-27 12:38:38 AM

cretinbob: semiotix: Dorf11: I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)fa fa fa

/FTFY

va va va


b/f/v are nearly the same phoneme.


Qu'est-ce que c'est?
 
2014-06-27 02:50:26 AM

cretinbob: semiotix: Dorf11: I was guessing this was going to be the McGurk effect.

(ba ba ba)fa fa fa

/FTFY

va va va


b/f/v are nearly the same phoneme.


pa pa pa
 
2014-06-27 05:03:30 AM
This is how a New Yorker can understand the announcements in the subway while the tourist are like "what the hell?"
 
2014-06-27 07:09:27 AM

Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.


I sometimes hear my name being called. Then I get up and unsuccessfully look for whomever was calling my name. Sucks when that happens.
 
2014-06-27 07:46:56 AM

lasercannon: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

I sometimes hear my name being called. Then I get up and unsuccessfully look for whomever was calling my name. Sucks when that happens.


I once hid under my friends roommate's bed and whispered her name as she was going to sleep. She kept getting up and looking around. Good times.

Check under the bed.
 
2014-06-27 08:35:50 AM
this is how backward masking works too. someone plays it backwards for you, it doesn't make sense, then they tell you what you're supposed to be hearing, and then you can't un-hear it.

Also, drive-in theaters have been using FM transmission for a long time, it's just that they are called FM stereos for a reason. they only do 'stereo'. yes, there is probably a quadrophonic (or more) head unit somewhere, but until there's a new standard adopted, stereo it will be.
 
2014-06-27 10:32:14 AM

Slaxl: ArcadianRefugee: Slaxl: Whenever I'm falling asleep I get auditory hallucinations. They would be fun if they didn't usually wake me up.

/this is the closest I'll ever get to a thread where that's relevant.

Juvenile jokes aside: You ever suffer "exploding head" syndrome?

I had to Google it to see. I don't think so. When I was younger I did occasionally hear a swelling up of a very loud noise, but I found I could control it by thinking about it, don't get it any more.

The stuff I get now is like an auditory version of that reflex where as you doze off you think you're falling so stick out a leg. As I doze off and the dreams come into my mind the voices of dream characters have a similar effect, jolting me awake.


I don't get the dozing off noises waking me up, but I used to do the auditory hallucination thing all the time. I still can, I just don't really try anymore.

For me, it started out as a chime sound I'd hear sometimes while falling asleep. Then I figured out how to get some control over it and eventually worked my way up to playing music or hear voices (that I was controlling, not the kind that tell you to do things), although if there was any particularly loud background noise or if I focused too hard on trying to hear it, it'd break the illusion.
 
2014-06-27 04:31:00 PM

HexMadroom: this is how backward masking works too. someone plays it backwards for you, it doesn't make sense, then they tell you what you're supposed to be hearing, and then you can't un-hear it.

Also, drive-in theaters have been using FM transmission for a long time, it's just that they are called FM stereos for a reason. they only do 'stereo'. yes, there is probably a quadrophonic (or more) head unit somewhere, but until there's a new standard adopted, stereo it will be.


The point of virtual 3d sound is that you still use stereo output and your brain recreates the surround sound because the stereo input was recorded from where your ears would be.
 
2014-06-27 09:59:19 PM

stonicus: I can't get it to play... found the same clip on multiple sites, all of them were just silent.


Same thing happened to me years ago. Couldn't hear ANY audio files online and even my tv and car radio went silent.

Found out later that I was deaf.
 
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