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INTRODUCTION TO SOUND

After reading this section you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss why sound plays an important role in your life.

Everyday your world is filled with a multitude of sounds. Sound can let you communicate with others or let others communicate with you. It can be a warning of danger or simply an enjoyable experience. Some sounds can be heard by dogs or other animals but cannot be heard by humans.

Click on the buttons below to listen to various sounds.

The ability the hear is definitely an important sense, but people who are deaf are remarkable in the ways that they can compensate for their loss of hearing. You will learn more about sound in the following pages.