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When we talk about audio conduction via human bones as a new thing, we should really have a look to cochlear implants, devices which convert sound into electronic signals to directly stimulate a patient’s auditory nerve, without the support of inner ear structures. Sound science: UI at the forefront of auditory advancements reports the successful research of otolaryngologist Bruce Gantz at University of Iowa, who developed those implants for deaf people who now are allowed to perceive sound and finally interact with the world.
White noise doesn’t necessarily help you be more creative, it simply doesn’t distract you as much as trying to work at a rock concert or while a group of co-workers talk loudly next to you would.
If you love Sound you surely love Noise too. Maybe you use services such as Coffinity (anyway fantastic project and idea) to get focus while working, or some mobile app to build your comfortable pink noise soundscape, but this does not seem to be a good choice for your brain (and body too). White noise won’t make you more creative describes the problem of self-productivity in a noisy environment, while Noise Is Hurting Our Health In More Ways Than We Realize reports the work of some researchers showing the dramatic effects of noise on our health.
SoundSelf: the hypnotising soundscape that exists to keep you tranquil describes the work of Robin Arnott, creator of SoundSelf inteactive soundscape (to be launched soon in 2014 with additional support for Oculus Rift) and Antichamber, a puzzle platformer game which uses Sound to create a relaxing multisensory environment in which the player can focus to solve puzzles.