Season 01, Episode 09

A Quiet Place:
A Parent's Dream World of Silent Monopoly

About the Episode: 

If they hear you, they hunt you. We watched A Quiet Place in which a post-apocalyptic world of silence is overrun by creatures that hunt using sound. A bearded-John Krasinski and his family navigate this quiet world, surviving games of Monopoly, grain silos, and babies. Bioengineering Graduate Student Marta Iversen joins us to help us understand how we hear, how hearing aids and cochlear implants work, and how hearing compares to a cat. 

Transcript of the audio coming soon!

About Marta Iversen:

Marta is a PhD student in biomedical engineering in her third year at the University of Utah. She also received her BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah. She is studying the inner ear and how different types of sound can activate neurons in the ear and beyond. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and loves to hike, backpack, mountain bike, and ski.