<TED Worksheet>
2. Shh. Sound Health in 8 steps
Julian Treasure
<7:07> |  July 2010

 

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<Key Vocabulary>
Write the meaning(s) of each word. Write an example sentence (example sentences) if you need.

(1) frequency

(2) octave

(3) incidentally

(4) perceive

(5) discard

(6) expansive

(7) transform

(8) devastate

(9) dislocation

(10) abuse

(11) compression

(12) induce

(13) urge

(14) seek out

(15) stochastic

(16) evolve

(17) proportion

(18) modality

(19) pulverize

(20) devotion

(21) antidote

(22) assail

 




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≪Questions≫

1. Mr. Treasure believes “Nada brahma” (The world is sound) is true. Why?

 

2. According to Mr. Treasure, what is one definition of health?

 

3. How many octaves can our ears hear?

 




4. What is reductive listening?

 

5. What is expansive listening?

 

6. What people in Europe are dying because of noise?

 




7. What are three problems caused by widespread headphone use?

(1)

(2)

(3)

 

8. How many percent of American teenagers suffer from noise-induced hearing disorder as a result of headphone abuse?

 

 

9. According to Mr. Treasure, what are three ways to protect your ears?

(1)

(2)

(3)




10. What does “WWB” stand for?

 

 

11. What else is beautiful (good for your ears) besides “WWB”?

 

 

12. List eight ways sound can improve health.

(1) ______________________________

(2) ______________________________

(3) ______________________________

(4) ______________________________

(5) ______________________________ (consciously)

(6) ______________________________ (speaking, singing, playing)

(7) ______________________________ (choirs, groups, chanting, drum circles)

(8) ______________________________ (protect, design, speak up)

 




 

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≪Answers≫

1. Mr. Treasure believes “Nada brahma” (The world is sound) is true. Why?
Because everything is vibrating.

 

2. According to Mr. Treasure, what is one definition of health?
Our chord is in complete harmony.

 

3. How many octaves can our ears hear?
10 (octaves)





4. What is reductive listening?
Listening “for.” You reduce everything down to what is relevant and discards everything that is not relevant.

 

5. What is expansive listening?
Listening “with,” not listening “for.” It’s got (having) no destination in mind. It’s just enjoying the journey.

 

6. How many people in Europe are dying because of noise?
200,000




7. What are three problems caused by widespread headphone use?

(1) schizophonia

(2) compression

(3) deafness

 

8. What percent of American teenagers suffer from noise-induced hearing disorder as a result of headphone abuse?
16%

 

 

9. According to Mr. Treasure, what are three ways to protect your ears?

(1) professional hearing protectors

(2) buy good (best) headphones

(3) put your fingers in your ears and move away from the noise




10. What does “WWB” stand for?
wind, water, birds

 

11. What else is beautiful (good for your ears) besides “WWB”?
silence
 

12. List eight ways sound can improve health.

(1) ___ultrasound________

(2) ___lithotripsy_______

(3) ___sound healing_____

(4) ___music_____________

(5) ___listen____________ (consciously)

(6) ___create____________ (speaking, singing, playing)

(7) ___connect___________ (choirs, groups, chanting, drum circles)

(8) ___care_______________ (protect, design, speak up)

 

 

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