The Sense of Presence for the Suddenly Deafened Adult:Implications for Virtual Environments

@article{Gilkey1995TheSO,
  title={The Sense of Presence for the Suddenly Deafened Adult:Implications for Virtual Environments},
  author={Robert H. Gilkey and Janet M. Weisenberger},
  journal={Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments},
  year={1995},
  volume={4},
  pages={357-363}
}
Reports from adventitiously deafened individuals of a sense of unconnectedness with their surroundings, of a sense that the world seems dead, offer a compelling rationale for the argument that auditory cues are a crucial determinant of the sense of presence. Moreover, the crucial element of auditory stimulation for creating a sense of presence may be the auditory background, comprising the incidental sounds made by objects in the environment, rather than the communication and warning signals… CONTINUE READING
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