Do You Listen As Well As A Dog?

Do You Listen As Well As A Dog?

Radio Corporation of RCA Victor logo. The logo gave me an idea to research a dog’s highly developed sense of hearing for this week’s Blue Brain Tips of the Month. 

Since, many dogs have been part of our family, I was aware that dogs can hear frequencies well beyond human listening abilities. However, I did not know that the distance from which a dog can hear sound is 4 times further than a human and 4 times more attune than ours. They can register 35,000 vibrations per second and distinguish noises that for us sound the same.

The next bit of information sounds rather human to me… a dog’s hearing is selective and they can synchronize what they want to hear.

Our canine friends’ ear movements help to register the nature and source of a sound, because they have 17 muscles to move their ears? Humans only have 9 muscles. However, most of us only know how to use 1 or 2 of our ear muscles.

The following Blue Brain Color Clues will help you exercise the other 7 or 8 muscles in your ears.
1. Blue Brainers tell you how they “love” or “feel” about something or someone.
2. If you are at a social gathering, pay attention to the conversations, Blue Brainers inquire about your family and pets.
3. When concluding a professional phone conversation Blue Brainers say, “Take care.” When they are saying goodbye on a personal phone call they’ll say, “I love you”

Try exercising all 9 muscles in your ears to improve your listening skills and look for the Green Brain Color Clues next Monday!

Sheila Glazov – Author. Speaker. Educator.

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  1. Alan Bentley on April 24, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I love your blog! I know I’ll keep coming back for more and more. Look forward to your next post.

  2. marilyn jensen on April 24, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Sheila!!!!G Greetings from Door COunty! It’s funny I have been thinking about you and I get your blod a few days later. (dodo – from the Twlight ZOne)?! You are an amazing woman. This is one of the best blog’s I’ve seen! My blue brain had to respond under the Dog comment since I relate to my animals sooo much! John & I would love to take you out to dinner when your in D.C. next – just give us a heads up so we can clear our calendar! Keep up the good work! Love Marilyn Jensen

  3. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on April 25, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Alan, I’m delighted that you love my blog.  I’m loving the blogging process and enjoy visitors comments. You comments lead me to believe that you are now a subscriber. If  you are looking forward to my next post… I’ll look forward to your next comment. Please, share my blog with your network… that’s what blogging is all about!

  4. Sheila Glazov Author Speaker on April 25, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Marilyn. One of the joys of blogging is staying connected to friends and family. I was thrilled to read your comment. No surprise about your responding to the Blue Dog. ^..^ I loved that picture!! Jordan and I are looking forward to our trip to DC in the fall. I will email you our dates so we can make a date! Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. Blue Love and Hugs to you and “Orange” John!

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