Hearing Vs Listening Essay

  • Owen 11 months ago

    Do you have any credentials which would make you a reliable source on this information? I am using it in a research paper and need to make sure its reliable. Thanks

  • Aindriya Marketing Solutions Pvt Ltd 16 months agofrom kochi

    Really wonderful.I learned a lot.

  • edupedia publications 17 months ago

    Thank you Ivan. Listening is an art. We need to learn.

  • aymen soudani 17 months ago

    Great information , really you have great Difference Between Hearing and Listening

    Great hub . Thank you

  • Graham Gifford 18 months agofrom New Hamphire

    This topic never gets old, truly. I think that you did an excellent job of cover the many angles of this very important distinction. Hemmingway's quote has always been one of my favorites. Most people do not listen. They merely wait until it is their "time" to speak. We would learn so much more from people if we were active listeners. Thank you.

  • livingsta 18 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Dear Student, I am pleased that you found this information helpful. Yes, you can cite the table and the source should be the link of the article page. I am not sure of what information you have been requested to add to the References section. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  • livingsta 18 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello CYong, I can't agree less with your view. This is so true and I come across this very often in my personal and work life and it is sad. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this.

  • Student 19 months ago

    Dear author, the article is very useful and the table with contrasts between hearing and listening is excellent! Could you, please, tell me if there is a possibility to cite the table in a thesis and what would the source be? Thank you very much!

  • Jocelyn Guo 20 months ago

    sometimes we need listening the customers what is need ,especial in custom industry, we need the more information from the customer and their request ,then could produce the nice jewelry shop showcase for customer.

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  • Kuan Leong Yong 20 months agofrom Singapore

    Fantastic hub. This is one area that way, way too many customer service people insist on ignoring.

  • mohammed karjat 21 months ago

    Sometimes it happens that there a more than one person talking and you are hearing the voices of them all. However, if you like someones talk, you listen to him carefully from them all and give all your attention to him.

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello letstalkabouteduc, how sad, but true. We have to pay to listen these days. Only if people understood the importance of listening! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts and experience. Have a great week ahead :-)

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Aesta1,

    Thank you for stopping by. I am glad that you found this useful. Have a lovely week ahead :-)

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Samuel Smart, so true right? If only people listened, this world would be a better place in many ways. Thank you for stopping by and voicing your thoughts. Have a great week ahead! :-)

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Dhimanreena, how true. I agree to what you say. I am glad that you found this hub interesting :-)

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Loyal99,

    Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and approach. I am glad that you liked it. Have a great week :-)

  • livingsta 24 months agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Surveyequipment, so true. I completely agree with you. There aren't many people nowadays who really listen and it is sad. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Have a great week :-)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Jasmine, thank you :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Ihsan ullah, thank you so much. Glad that you found this useful. All the best! :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Tahiraahsan, thank you so much. All the best! :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Peta M, wow, thank you so much. Thank you also for letting me know. Sure made my day! All the best :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Sahlabi, thank you so much. I am pleased that this helped you. All the best! :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Mikel Isuacilq, you're welcome. Thank you for your appreciation! :)

  • livingsta 2 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello Charmaine, thank you so much. All the best! :)

  • jasmine 2 years ago

    that is weard but entertaning

  • ihsan ullah 2 years ago

    very informative and accurate information

  • tahiraahsan 2 years ago

    glad it was informatic

  • Rich Sale 2 years agofrom Sandy

    Great hub - just wish a few more would read and practice this.

  • Loyal99 2 years ago

    Great Read , very helpful .

    You have given all the relevant information . Loyale' follows the same approach – By thinking from other’s perspective and changing your view, you are already ahead of the game.

  • Reena Dhiman 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing good piece of info about listening and hearing skills. “ A good listener is always a good speaker “ So. Always strive to be a good listener then you are a good speaker.

  • Samuel Smart 2 years agofrom United States

    This is a wonderful article. No wonder this world is in a mess. People don't listen to something that could be valuable to them. Instead, they insist to go their own ways.

  • Peta M 2 years ago

    Thank you for the interesting piece. My teacher urged us to read here.

  • McKenna Meyers 2 years agofrom Bend, OR

    Great reminders for us all that listening takes effort and focus. I had a terrible misunderstanding at work last year because my boss had heard me but hadn't listened to me. She hadn't picked up on how upset I was and how I was ready to quit. It means so much to me when someone stops what she's doing and gives me 100 percent of her attention. That's so rare these days unless you're paying a therapist!

  • Mary Norton 2 years agofrom Ontario, Canada

    You have given us a very comprehensive hub on listening. You have hit the key points.

  • sahlabi 2 years ago

    Very good page.explainations are vert easy to understood because of simple language.

    I like it more......

  • Mikel Isuacilq 3 years ago

    Excellent, informative article. Well researched. Thanks.

  • Charmaine 4 years ago

    Wow .. great job. Was interesting to read and watch videos. Very helpful.

  • livingsta 4 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi Uav, thank you. I'm pleased that you found this useful!

  • Uav 4 years ago

    good information sharing i hope you more new information serve and write the hub

  • livingsta 4 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi DFW TEEN VOICE, thank you for reading. I am glad that you found this interesting. Have a good weekend!

  • DFW TEEN VOICE 4 years agofrom Richardson, Texas

    You took your time and got your point a cross! Enjoyed reading!Success!

  • livingsta 4 years agofrom United Kingdom

    @Cantyouhearmescream, you're funny :D

  • Cat 4 years agofrom New York

    Shucks, ran out of ink! Just kidding. :-)

    You have a good week too!

  • livingsta 4 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi Cantyouhearmescream, thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts and experience. I totally agree with you and understand how upsetting it is when we take the time to talk something really important and it gets ignored. Thank you so much for the votes!

    P.S: You can print this and hang, but it is a pretty long one though :-)

    Take care and have a good week!

  • Cat 4 years agofrom New York

    livingsta,

    Can I print this out and hang it on my refrigerator? Gosh, I am always begging the question "Are you listening to me"? You know what response I get? "I don't have to be looking at you to be listening to you"! Yes, yes actually you do. It's funny how I can have a 20 minute conversation about something that in a few days will warrant a "I didn't know anything about it." Funny, because I had a 20 minute conversation about it. The thing is, who wants to waste their breath talking if no one is listening?

    What you said about music I found true as well. I'll have heard a song dozens of times and maybe even sang along with the chorus. Then one day, maybe by myself in the car... I'll start crying over the song because I actually "listened" to it for the first time. It's amazing.

    Great hub; voted up and awesome!

  • livingsta 4 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi Paul, thank you so much for reading and sharing your experience and ideas. Yes, active listening is very important both in personal and professional context. I do understand what you say. When you do not get to see the person, you cannot observe their body language and interpretation in these situations are done best with lots of experience and practice. Thank you for the votes and share. Have a great week ahead!

  • Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years agofrom Udorn City, Thailand

    livingsta,

    This is a very interesting and useful hub. You certainly have covered well the differences between hearing and listening, and what it takes to be a good listener. When I was younger I used to transcribe and translate foreign language recorded telephone conversations. Active listening was very important here and I didn't have the benefit of observing body language. One of the things that helped me with this listening was knowing something about the people who were talking and their subjects of conversation. If you have this knowledge, it is much easier to predict what people are going to say. Voted up and sharing with followers.

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi Pstraubie, Thank you so much. I am glad you liked it. Thank you for your appreciation, votes and share. Have a great weekend. Sending Angels your way :-)

  • Patricia Scott 5 years agofrom sunny Florida

    You are so right---hearing what someone is saying is quite different and that difference can make the difference in understanding. I used to tell my students when I was teaching to be active listeners and we practiced what that meant.

    Thank you for sharing this....much valuable information here. Voted up

    and shared.

    Sending Angels your way this morning :) ps

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hello L.L.Woodard, you are right. People have lost this even in their personal lives, which is so sad. Thank you for your appreciation, vote and share. Have a good day!

  • L.L. Woodard 5 years agofrom Oklahoma City

    A good listener is difficult to find, as you've pointed out. Listening is both a skill and an art; if it's something you can master you've increased your worth ten-fold.

    Great hub; voted up and Shared.

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    You're right Au Fait. Sometimes listening alone could have sorted out so many issues. Thank you for reading and writing your thoughts. Thank you for the votes too. You have a good rest of the week :-)

  • C E Clark 5 years agofrom North Texas

    You are so right in that listening is the more important activity and so few people take the time to do it. As the world becomes more hectic, people listen even less, preoccupied with their own issues and problems, yet so many problems are created by not listening, and so many problems could be avoided or resolved just by listening. A great message and I hope everyone will read this hub and take it to heart. Voted up!

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Thank you Billybuc, yes, so true. I see not many people around who really care to listen. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts!

  • Bill Holland 5 years agofrom Olympia, WA

    I love the message here. It seems to me that listening is a lost art in the world today. It takes so little effort and yet so few do it. I hope this is read by many.

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Thank you Teaches12345. Yes there is a huge difference. I could relate to so many instances while writing this hub. Thank you for reading and voting. Have a good rest of the weekend :-)

  • Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    I voted this one up and useful. I know that I can use this when teaching my next speech class. There is such a big difference between listening and hearing.

  • Kenneth Avery 5 years ago

    Dear Friend, Livingsta . . .same for you. Take care also and be safe.

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Hi Dear Kenneth,

    You make me smile. Thank you and take care. :)

    Blessings

  • Kenneth Avery 5 years ago

    Dear Livingsta,

    You are welcome, my DEAR friend. Anytime. When you are called away to help someone in need, do not get tangled in your lariat. :)

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    @Kenneth, thank you :-)

  • Kenneth Avery 5 years agofrom Hamilton, Alabama

    @ Livingsta,

    8:48 p.m., cdst,

    I will. You too, Wonder Woman . . .oops, sorry.

  • livingsta 5 years agofrom United Kingdom

    Dear Kenneth,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. Oh please do not apologise. I do understand and I am so happy that you took time out of all that's going on and sat down to read my hub. You know this makes me even more happy.

    Thank you for the votes and for your wonderful friendship.

    Take care. :-)

  • Kenneth Avery 5 years agofrom Hamilton, Alabama

    3:47 p.m., cdst

    February 4

    Dear Livingsta,

    Amazing hub--text, grahics, lay-out and message, all EXCELLENT! Voted up and all across. I loved this.

    I sincerely apologize for taking so long in getting by here. I have been sicker than usual, and well, that's why. I am so sorry.

    Keep up this great writing and yes, at times, even me, "Superman," has to have his Super Hearing tweaked at the Fortess of Solitude, my secret hang-out in Antarctica, where I go to be alone.

    Thanks, Livingsta, for your talent, friendship and following.

    Keep it up. :)

  • Someone rightly said, “Hearing is through ears, but listening is through the mind.” The two activities hearing and listening involve the use of ears, but they are different. The hearing is nothing but a sense that helps you receive sound waves and noise by ears. It is the power of perceiving sounds.

    On the contrary, listening is when you receive the sound waves and understand it by paying full attention to the words and sentences of the speaker. It is one’s ability to correctly receive and interpret the message transferred by the other party in the process of communication.

    For many people, these two activities are one, but the truth is, the difference between hearing and listening is vital. so have a glance at this article to understand the terms completely.

    Content: Hearing Vs Listening

    1. Comparison Chart
    2. Definition
    3. Key Differences
    4. Conclusion

    Comparison Chart

    Basis for ComparisonHearingListening
    MeaningHearing refers to one's ability to perceive sounds, by receiving vibrations through ears. Listening is something done consciously, that involve the analysis and understanding of the sounds you hear.
    What is it?An abilityA skill
    NaturePrimary and continuous Secondary and temporary
    ActPhysiologicalPsychological
    InvolvesReceipt of message through ears.Interpretation of the message received by ears.
    ProcessPassive bodily processActive mental process
    Occurs atSubconscious levelConscious level
    Use of sensesOnly oneMore than one
    ReasonWe are neither aware nor we have any control over the sounds we hear.We listen to acquire knowledge and receive information.
    ConcentrationNot requiredRequired

    Definition of Hearing

    The natural ability or an inborn trait that allows us to recognize sound through ears by catching vibrations is called the hearing. In simple terms, it is one of the five senses; that makes us aware of the sound. It is an involuntary process, whereby a person receives sound vibrations, continuously.

    A normal human being’s hearing capability ranges from 20 to 20000 Hertz, called as audio or sonic. Any frequency above and below the given range is known as ultrasonic and infrasonic respectively.

    Definition of Listening

    Listening is defined as the learned skill, in which we can receive sounds through ears, and transform them into meaningful messages. To put simply, it is the process of diligently hearing and interpreting the meaning of words and sentences spoken by the speaker, during the conversation.

    Listening is a bit difficult, because it requires concentration and attention, and the human mind is easily distracted. People use it as a technique to comprehend, what is being said, through different verbal and non-verbal signs, i.e. how it is being said? What type of words is used? Tone and pitch of voice, body language and so on.

    Active listening is the key element; that makes the communication process effective. Further, it encompasses making sounds that show listener’s attentiveness and providing feedback. It had a greater influence in our lives and used to gain information, learn and understand things and so on.

    Key Differences Between Hearing and Listening

    The following points are vital so far as the difference between hearing and listening is concerned

    1. An individual’s ability to perceive sounds, by receiving vibrations through ears, is called the hearing. Listening is something done consciously, that involve the analysis and understanding of the sounds you hear.
    2. The hearing is the primary and continuous in nature, i.e. the first and foremost stage is hearing, followed by listening and it occurs continuously. On the other hand, listening is temporary, as we cannot continuously pay attention to something for long hours.
    3. The hearing is physiological, which is through one of our senses in the living organisms. On the contrary, listening is a psychological (conscious) act.
    4. While hearing is a passive bodily process that does not the involve use of the brain. As opposed to listening, it is an active mental process, which involves the use of brain to draw meaning from words and sentences.
    5. Hearing involves receipt of the message through ears. Conversely, listening encompasses interpretation of the message received by ears.
    6. The hearing is an inborn ability but listening is a learned skill.
    7. In the hearing, we are not aware of the sounds that we receive, however in the case of listening, we are completely aware of what the speaker is saying.
    8. Hearing involves the use of only one sense i.e. ears. In contrast, listening, involves the use of more than one senses i.e. eyes, ears, touch etc. to understand the message completely and accurately.
    9. In the hearing, we are neither aware nor we have any control over the sounds we hear. On the other hand, in listening, we are aware of what the other person is saying and so we listen to acquire knowledge and receive information.
    10. Hearing does not require focus whereas listening does.

    Conclusion

    So, with the discussion, it is quite clear that listening is one step ahead of the hearing. The hearing is simply the ability to hear, i.e. natural or God-given however, listening is an acquired skill, which only a few people possess. While the hearing is involuntary and performed effortlessly, listening is done intentionally, wherein we are selective and pay attention to only those messages, we think important for us.

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