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When sounds are conducted separately and independently to each ear via tubes or headphones, the sounds are said to be heard dichotically. In various psychoacoustic experiments, isolation of the function of each ear is desirable, such as in the testing or simulation of BINAURAL HEARING with the PRECEDENCE EFFECT, or in testing preferences for different sounds presented simultaneously to separate ears.
Any VIBRATION in the air or other medium, some types of which are able to cause a sensation of hearing.
Any FREQUENCY in the audible RANGE, usually between 20 and 20,000 Hz, and often referring to the frequency of AUDIO signals. Also called the audio spectrum.
For any PERIODIC wave the wavelength is the distance from a given point in the wave to the corresponding point in the next cycle of the wave, frequently represented by the Greek letter lambda. It may also be thought of as the distance the sound travels in one CYCLE or PERIOD.