Hearing A natural function Involuntary Evokes response/reaction Requires interpretation We bring our experience to bear on what we hear
Who do we listen to most willingly/least willingly? What do we hear that demands our attention? What do we hear that we can ignore/dismiss? Where do we listen best? When can we say that we truly did hear? Do some sounds have a particular effect on us (distracting; disturbing; exciting etc.)? Why do we listen to some people/sounds and not others?
Obstacles to hearing Over stimulation of the ear Over stimulation of the ear Tuning out Tuning out Distractions Distractions Multitasking Multitasking
Hearing Aids: What helps us hear? Being Present Being Present Expectation Expectation Intention Intention Beyond words/sounds Beyond words/sounds Attentiveness to what is evoked Attentiveness to what is evoked