THE WORLD OF HEARING

 

The museum’s interactive exhibits provide a fascinating insight into the world of hearing and encourage visitors to get involve and have a go themselves. Highlights include navigating through a 3D ear, embarking on an acoustic hunt for invisible birds, and touching XXL sense cells to discover how hearing and hearing loss works. Visitors to AUDIOVERSUM will also find out how noises and sounds are remembered by  the brain and why these often remind us of certain experiences or feelings. And, last but not least, they can test just how loud they can shout in a special sound-proof Scream Box!

AUDIOVERSUM THE ONLY MUSEUM IN AUSTRIA OFFERING THE TIPTOI QUIZ CHALLENGE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

The ScienceCenter is the only museum in Austria to offer the tiptoi® technology in its main exhibition “The World of Hearing”. There, players receive – through earphones– additional information and specific quiz questions for the interactive exhibit respectively visited that they can answer with the digital tiptoi® pen on a cheque card. Age-appropriate lists of questions guide children, teenagers and adults from station to station.

Please ask for tiptoi at the ticket desk!

TO GET A BETTER IMPRESSION, A SMALL SELECTION OF EXHIBITS:

NEW: SOUND LABYRINTH

Sounds guide visitors on their journey through an invisible labyrinth. They wear a Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality headset which shows virtual walls only when audio signals are generated.
The goal is to make it through the Sound Labyrinth as quickly as possible – in no more than three minutes.

AUDIOSPACE

The Audiospace is a new innovative sound installation which fascinates visitors with its unique acoustic experience. Immersive 3D audio technology creates the effect of being wrapped in sound from all sides. Experience the feeling of being in the Sistine Chapel, next to lions and parrots, or at the heart of a jazz concert!

THE BRAIN

This exhibit combines functional and anatomical MRT scans with an innovative visualisation technique to create a 3D image showing which areas of the human brain are activated when we carry out a range of activities such as looking at pictures, reading texts or listening to music.

BINAURAL GAME

A fun game for young and old, in which spatial hearing is trained in a simple and entertaining way. Participants follow the recorded chirping of birds and try to locate and to free them.

NEW: SINGING WALL

Through quick movements, changing their position in the room or suddenly standing still, visitors can challenge the Singing Wall and create their own unique soundscapes. There are three basic styles of sound available: Drums (drum kit, bass drum and hi-hats), Wind and Mosquito Buzz.

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AUDIOCHECK

Can you hear the cat’s quiet meow and the chirping of the birds? Or was it a dog barking? This hands-on station gives visitors the chance to test their hearing in a fun, interactive way.

SONIC JOURNEY

This installation tells the story of Geoffrey Ball, who as a child suffered from severe sensorineural hearing loss. Later in life, he invented the Vibrant Soundbridge. Here visitors experience how Ball’s invention makes a great variety of sounds audible to people with hearing loss.

HAIR CELLS

The Hair Cells station is a musical installation. By touching giant hair cells built according to the human model, visitors play a melody. In order to simulate how hearing impairment affects the ears due to the loss of hair cells, visitors can activate or deactivate various frequency ranges by bending the hair cells.