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[NEWS] Teen Buzz

Salam.

Yesterday marks as the last day of school for this year. For some reason, I was extremely happy; maybe because the past few days (or even weeks) has been down right frustrating and tiring. What’s left is just my exams and that’s why I have no time to draw or game.

Anyway, I found out something interesting throughout my downright frustrating academic studies.

Have you ever heard about the Teen Buzz or The Mosquito?

Apparently, it’s a high frequency (or was it pitch?) sound which only young people can hear. It’s been used to dismiss groups of youngsters without affecting the more older individuals or, as a secret message tone in class without he lecturer knowing. Apparently, when you age, you will lose some degree of hearing and your range of frequency will become narrower. It’s either because of that or due to chronic exposure to loud sounds.

I appear to be in the latter group because I actually can’t hear the sound quite well (plus, I’m not a teen, so). I can feel my ears straining to the sound but I have difficulty distinguishing the sound especially when there is background noise. But a friend of mine was literally screaming TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF at me because she can actually hear it in spite of people conversing in the background.

Truthfully enough, I do have chronic exposure to loud sounds because I often mask my hearing by turning on music at high volume. Firstly because I don’t want to listen to other people’s conversation, secondly, because hearing music at high volumes gives that ‘surround’ effect or something and thirdly, it actually motivates me to do whatever it is at hand – be it gaming, drawing or studying.

Anyway, knowing that I’m actually going deaf – as in sensorineural hearing loss – isn’t making me any happier; I’m actually more depressed haha. Since then, I’ve been trying to tone down my ‘surround’ music, but it’s gonna be quite a while before I get used to it.

Nevertheless, cheers.

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Posted by on 06/21/2014 in Berita

 

[NEWS] Anisocoria

Salam.

anisocoria

While we were in our eye-speciality rotation, we were tasked to learn how to see into the eye. And this isn’t in metaphorical terms like ‘the eyes are the windows to the soul’ or ‘the eye of the beholder’ or something like that but physically, literally, look into the eye. Because that’s what eye physicians do, amrite?

To make it easier, the eye has to be dilated. But the facilitator decided that it is best to dilate only one eye, otherwise we won’t be able to focus on near objects for the next few hours.

When you have only one eye dilated, you see the world like it has been blotched and smeared with water, because one eye sees clearly while the other is blurred and the brain combines both of these images together.

So there we were, looking into each others eyes with small bits of rays of light from the fundoscope being shone here and there in that small dark room while we exclaim how difficult it is to appreciate the fundus of the eye.

And because we are asians with dark irises, we can’t really tell which eye is dilated even in a well-lit room; more so in a dark room. But when we shine the light into each eye, we can immediately tell which eye is which because the dilated one looks like a cat’s eye in the dark.

It’s pretty cute.

I’ve read somewhere that sometime in the past, young ladies would purposely dilate their eyes because the large pupils makes them look prettier. But there would be no difference in Asian eyes because our irises are almost the same colour as the pupil.

Does that mean Asian eyes are cuter?

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Posted by on 06/14/2014 in Berita, Lakaran, Lukisan