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Miracle of Nature

Logo - 250pxThe Miracle of Nature is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the wonder and beauty of nature. We will accomplish our mission by supporting a series of related projects, with an initial focus on the voices of the natural world.

Hear Birds Again

Our current “pet project” is disability-related in that addresses age-related high frequency hearing loss, which makes it difficult if not impossible for older bird enthusiasts to hear the high-pitched songs of birds. To remedy this situation, we are developing Hear Birds Again, an iOS application for mobile devices that will lower the pitch of high singers into the range where the user’s hearing is still intact, thereby allowing users to once again enjoy the uplifting songs of wild birds.

Presbycusis – age-related hearing loss

Diagram showing presbycusis, hearing loss due to aging

To accomplish our goal, a special “binaural headset” must be worn, which will allow users to not only detect pitch-lowered songs in 3D space, but also accurately judge their directions and distances, and then go find the singers.
Lang wearing headset © Melissa Groo

“I’m so very happy to hear the high-pitched bird songs again!”

Future Projects

We are entertaining a number of project possibilities, including the following:

  • Frogs and Toads of North America
  • Common Birds and Their Songs
  • Birding by Habitat
  • Voices of the Night (a fully-binaural audio experience)
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