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

Joe Salerno jsalerno at collector.org.invalid
Wed Apr 15 07:59:22 PDT 2015

Reverb should drop in pitch a tiny bit, because of doppler effect, but 
I've never heard it go up.


Incidentally, doppler also affects light (perceived as color shift) and 

Joe Salerno

On 4/15/2015 12:41 AM, Michael Biel wrote:
> 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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