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Re: history of hearing science reference

The ASA collection of Fletcher's papers, edited by Jont Allen.

On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 10:09 PM, Roland Wittje <roland.wittje@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear Valeriy,

You might want to look at Alexandra Hui's "The Psychophysical Ear Musical Experiments, Experimental Sounds, 1840-1910", published by MIT Press in 2012:


or the writings of Mara Mills:


You might also want to look at the Sound Studies Reader, edited by Jonathan Sterne and published by Routledge in 2012:


Best, Roland

On 31 August 2016 at 04:09, Valeriy Shafiro <firosha@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear list members,

I am looking for suggestions for your favorite book, article or chapter that provides a comprehensive treatment of the history of hearing science that I could use in a graduate level course.  Most hearing science textbooks that I have seen go straight to the description of acoustic and perceptual phenomena and underlying physiology with an occasional historical anecdote.  I have seen some interesting and useful history overviews in works introducing new paradigms and theoretical perspectives such as John Neuhoff's Ecological Psychoacoustics or Arlinger's et al. The emergence of cognitive hearing science.  However, beyond that I have not seen much on the history of hearing science that would introduce major developments, questions, ideas. Maybe this is because hearing science is still young and is not a tightly defined discipline with its history scattered across other fields, but I am curious if something has already been written.



Roland Wittje
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600 036
Phone: +91-7358517637
e-mail: roland.wittje@xxxxxxxxx

James D. (jj) Johnston
Independent Audio and Electroacoustics Consultant