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Blog Post #5

  1. The difference between hearing and listening is significant. Hearing is when you hear a sound or someone speak and don’t really give it much thought or attention. Listening is when you actually pay attention to what is being said or sounds that catch your attention. People are listening when it is useful information that will affect them and people choose to hear when it is something that does not phase them. For example, I tend to zone out when people are talking to me about irrelevant things but I listen when I know what is being said is relevant to me. I do not believe most people use race, gender, or social class when it comes to the decision of hearing or listening, instead people use the relevance to them.
  2. Schafer and Krukowski discuss the relationship between sound and space by talking to us about how sound is always around us. Sometimes we pay attention and realize it and sometimes we do not. The birds chirping, the leaves blowing with the wind, it is all sound that is around us.

Blog Post #5

The act of listening is the physiological ability to perceive sound from the surroundings by receiving vibrations through the ears, the ability to receive sounds does not require of concentration because it develops at a Subconscious level. However, listening, on the other hand, is the psychological skill that depends on consciousness to analyze and interpret the sounds you hear. The mindful decisions we make require understanding before making the decision, the influence of what we hear, see, and believe on affects the thought of deciding. Listening is therefore not just a matter of using the ears but also the eyes,  gestures,  and expressions. David Kurkowski and Murray Schafer recognize that there is a relationship between space and sounds since music plays an important role in space because according to David, sound is increasingly dependent on technology, this means that as technology evolves the kind of sounds also evolve. But Murray on the other hand says that sounds depend more on the culture aspect of feelings.

You hear me, but are you listening?, Blog Post #5

In a single day an individual encounters thousands of sounds a day. Now how many of these sounds do we actually listen to? We may hear many different sounds, but we do not listen to all of them. To listen to sounds we must consciously give our attention and interact with the sounds around us. Hearing sounds takes little focus it’s like the sounds are just passing by. A person using their headphones, reading a booking, or having their face in a phone is a person choosing what they would like to block out and what they want to listen to. We maneuver through most of our day in a private bubble. Structural features influence what we choose to listen to. For instance, our cultural background can influence the sounds that catch our attention, if you are accustomed to hearing languages and phrases on a daily basis inside your home then when you’re out those sounds will grab your attention. David Kurkowski and Murray Schafer both believe that sounds play an important role in our environment. Kurkowski said that you would be able to identify the importance a place hold by the sounds that were shared in the space. Spaces that hold concerts and parties are usually remembered by the songs sang or played. Schafer views sound as a reflection of the events that are occurring around us if an individual is in an excited mood or is sad more than likely the music playing will reflect the happiness or the sadness. The sounds around us play different roles everyday.

Blog Post #5

  1. The difference between hearing and listening is that while listening, you are actively taking in the information or meaning of what you’re hearing. But if only hearing and not listening as well, one isn’t taking in or trying to understanding the meaning or information of what is being heard. People can simply hear a noise without putting any thought to it, or actually try to understand what they’re hearing. Perhaps if one thinks something they’re hearing has valuable information or meaning, they might listen to it. Structural features can inform how we listen, because our personal biases and so on might effect how we’re taking in the information or understanding the meaning behind it.
  2. Schafer and Krukowski discuss the relationship between sound and space by speaking about how sound is something always around us, weather we realize it or not. Sound of one’s breath, environment, such as birds, people talking, traffic, etc. Sound is in the air.

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The difference between “hearing” and “listening” is that “hearing” is more to do with the physiological act of hearing sounds and that sounds you hear are random. For example, you hear someone talking on the street, but you may not focus on the content of the talk. “Listening” means paying attention to the sound, and you make an understanding of the sound. Moreover, we will make choices about what we listen to. People usually choose to listen to things which they are interested in or are important to them. Sometimes, structural features will inform how we listen. For example, when we hear someone of the same race speaking on the street, we prefer to listen to the sounds we are familiar with over others. There are some other structural elements that can affect our listening experiences like mood, weather, and position.

Schafer and Krukowski believe that there is a close connection between sound and space. In other words, sounds can describe what’s happening in space at that moment. Krukowski says “Listening has a lot to do with how we navigate space” which means when we listen to some sounds, and these sounds are on the space will tell us what’s going on. Krukowski also mentions that people wear headphones to keep some noisy sounds outside their ear, and it is the way to run from ears contact. However, even when people use headphones to isolate themselves from external sounds they are still in their own space. Schafer shows that the sounds may come from the environment around us, but the sources of sounds are varied.

Blog Post #5

1.The distinction between hearing and listening is that we can hear but sometimes perceive nothing more like background noise without much thinking, whereas listening you’re being attentive to each word and evaluating what is being said. We make the decision about what we listen to. For example if someone was to give a speech in a” silly shirt” or “funny hair” any form of a distraction can lead to misinterpretation  and  just obstruct the whole listening process instead of focusing on the substance of the topic/person rather than the appearance.

2.Shafer and Krujowski believed there was a connection between space and sound, They believed most of the time when you hear background noise you don’t pay close attention as in what’s being said which can have a negative impact as Scafer explains. Scafer believes sound comes from culture and environment, and by not paying close attention to noise can impact on our everyday activities and even beliefs. Krukowski’s Opposition was that  technology was affecting people’s social interaction because of how much technology time people were consuming, and people miss out on information, new conversations,new relationships, etc.


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The difference between hearing and listening is that hearing is just noticing words that are put out there without giving them much thought, while listening is paying close attention to each word and analyzing what is said. We make choices about what we listen to through our lives. People tend to guide themselves by very well-known characters in media or citizens who have experience and high education levels or even wealthiness because it gives them a sensation of credibility due to their status. The government or celebrities can also influence people due to the support and loyalty they give to them.

Shafer and Krukowski explained that the relationship between space and sound is represented differently, reflecting our environment and what we are trying to express. But now, since things are changing and technology is advancing, new ways of interpreting these relationships have been created. It doesn’t change the fact that we prioritize the public spaces surrounding us due to the influence of audio. Still, it works differently, like digital media generates specific sounds that disconnect us from the worldmaking us focus on what’s in front of us. They think it can also be harmful because the more the technology evolves, the fewer skills we develop.

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1-Hearing is the demonstration of seeing sound and accepting sound waves or vibrations through your ear.
Listenings are the demonstration or hearing a sound and understanding what you hear. Listening prompts learning.
Hearing is an automatic demonstration where you get vibrations through your ears. Listening is an aptitude that lets the sound you hear experience your mind to deal with its importance. When we hear, we use only our ears and do not pay attention or analyze what is happening. However, when we listen, we pay attention and analyze what is being heard since we involve our brain.
For example: when walking on the streets, we can hear the cars, people talking, dogs barking, birds chirping, but that is just our surroundings. We don’t analyze what’s going on compared to the siren of an ambulance, a person calling our name, or a friend having a conversation with us.

2- According to Shafer and Krukowski, space and sound have a similarity. They believe that the sound and music that surrounds us are produced by emotion and often by noise. For Schafer, sound can come from the culture and environment that surrounds us. It can also reflect the things that happen to us and what we hear around us. Schafer also talks about the correct way to give an argument so that another person can understand. So well, it explains the clarity that our writing must have so that it is easy to interpret. However, Krukowski is based more on technology’s changing the relationship between space and sound. He explains that social interactions within space are becoming less accessible due to technology. The use of technology is causing us not to use our sensory systems, preventing us from enjoying the things surrounding us. With technology being part of our daily lives, it facilitates that all our time is consumed by it.

Blog Post #5

1. The difference between hearing and listening is that hearing is simply filtering sounds in the peripheral awareness while only giving awareness to those sounds that we deem worthy of our attention like our name or a violent group fight outside your house. Listening is active and it is the effort to absorb and retain a sphere of audio. Listening is an intention which means the majority amount of choice is in our control. By simply engaging your curiosity or by being determined to listen, more retention is able to be attained. The more intense, the more retention. Perception can influence how we listen; if we were to perceive someone as lower status, we might not want to listen to them as much. If we have a bias towards a gender or certain races then we could also listen to them less or more. When it comes to structural features, I believe context and preference is key. Logistical elements such as temperature, volume of external noise, sitting positions, distracting smells and views can all affect listening.

2. Krukowski says we use hearing to map where we are in relation to where the sounds are coming from. However if your ears are covered in public, then you’ll be less aware of what entities could be nearby. Both him Krukowski and Schaefer discussed how if you own a space, you could dictate how people interact with it thus having some control over the auditory output in that space. Concert halls had microphones deliberately placed in areas where performers like the Rockettes would go about in order to deliberately amplify a small concentration of certain sounds for the entire auditorium.

Blog Post #5

  1. Hearing is to perceive sound and requires no attention while listening requires attentiveness and the ability to understand and process the sound being made. The brain gets more involve rather than the ears when listening. To listen, the listener intends to connect and engage with others creating a deeper understanding about the situation.
  2. Sound has played a role in shaping a city and redesigning a place. Schafer and Krukowski states, that “through audio, we’re privatizing our public spaces just like the redesign of astro-place into a pedestrian plaza” Digital media creates a sense of privatized space on public spaces by using sounds to detach themselves from their surroundings. This of course, creates a refuge place on one’s devices that they can carrie when traveling or when they don’t want to be bothered.