audibility audibility

Definition(s):

  • (n) quality or fact or degree of being audible or perceptible by the ear

Usage(s):

  1. No other instrument has such a range; the highest and lowest notes of the biggest organs nudge the limits of human audibility.
  2. Like many of his stones, these have such painful audibility that they make life itself seem an ugly moment unduly prolonged.
  3. Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde begin at the very edge of audibility.

News

  • Can hearing aids affect cognition?

    What is the issue facing people with hearing loss, beyond audibility and speech in noise issues? It's the impact of hearing on the cognitive ability of people with hearing loss, and whether or not hearing aids have an effect on cognitive function.
    on April 9, 2014     Source: Coeur d'Alene Press

Quotes

  • "Ms Danes works hard at maintaining audibility," wrote New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley. "But the effort pre-empts her relaxing into anything like spontaneous emotions ...... And there's no fire in her final face-off with Henry."
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Ben Brantley Source: Reuters

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