[78-L] Audio Processing Disorder [was: Older musicians]

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com.invalid
Tue Apr 14 22:41:04 PDT 2015

It is quite probable that Florence Foster Jenkins also suffered from
this as there are reports that she was a decent singer when she was
young.  I have found in the past 5 or 6 years that the reverberations of
final notes of music will go either up in pitch or down in pitch.  It
will be all in one direction for a year or two then will disappear for a
few months.  Then it will reappear in the opposite direction!  Then
clear up again and then go back to the opposite direction again!  As to
whether it does anything to notes within the music as it continues I
have not noticed yet, but what Rodger and Don mention has given me
pause.  I might eventually be restricted to spoken word recordings!

Mike (age 68) Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

-------- Original Message --------

> Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 19:41:14 -0500
> From: rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid
> Loss of hearing is surely a big ticket item as well, and that comes in
> various forms too. My beloved high school choral director had been a
> concert tenor and toured as such after WWII (made two 78s - getting us
> solidly on-topic) and sometime in his late fifties he lost tone recognition.
> He could still hear to carry on conversations, but could not recognize music
> (melodies), much less sing it! I could not grasp that problem at all when
> it happened to him, but now have an inkling of what that must feel like.
> Rodger
From: Don Chichester <dnjchi78 at live.com.invalid>
Date: Fri, April 03, 2015 9:54 pm
I know his problem. I suffer from it, too. It's called APD, Audio
Processing Disorder.
>I can't recognize melodies anymore. Hearing aids don't help. I seldom (try to) listen
> to my records anymore. Age: 81. Don Chichester

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