the six stages of listening - car alarm system
We hear a lot of voices every day.
But do we really listen to them? No.
There is a big difference between just hearing something and really listening.
In this shot, I will introduce you to the six different stages you talked about.
When you really listen to something or someone, you may never have thought about what you are actually doing! (
There are other modes, only five steps, and the others have eight steps to listen --
But I prefer six steps).
I hope you will find this lens very educational!
The first stage hears something, and the sound waves pass to your ears: you hear something.
It could be a dog call, a car alarm system, or someone's words.
Stage 2 note that you will only pay attention to a certain number of sounds you hear.
The barking dog in the distance may not be interested in you at all, so you block it out.
The sound of the car alarm may be another story: if it is the sound of your car, you will pay attention!
When there is noise that makes it harder to hear the sound, be aware that there may be problems (
Or bad phone connection).
The third stage understands the sound. The third stage, we try to understand the sound we are focusing on now.
In the case of a car alarm, we may realize that someone is trying to steal our car!
In the case of conversation, we will try to understand what the other party tells us.
If another person speaks a different language or uses a term you don't know, there may be a problem.
For some people, words may also have a slightly different meaning (e. g.
"Dentist" is just a job for one person and for others it is a term full of negative emotions).
Phase IV assessment in Phase IV, we build our own views on what we hear, what we focus on and understand.
We decide what to remember and whether we feel positive, neutral or negative about it.
We often judge too quickly. g.
When we have a strong belief in a topic, or if we don't like the people we are listening.
After the fourth phase, we will have to react to what we hear and what we pay attention.
In the case of a car alarm, we can react by running out of our car.
We can respond verbally during the conversation (with words)or non-verbally (
Facial expressions, body language.
We can check whether we understand the speaker by asking questions, or we can give feedback on what we hear.
Communication usually stops if you don't respond.
The last stage is the stage to remember.
In fact, this stage also happens in communication because you need to remember what has been said in order to respond and keep the conversation going.
Depending on the way of communication, you also need to remember the information for a long timeterm (e. g.
If the conversation is about the work you need to do, or about the upcoming exam, your tutor).
Most of the time, unless we write down some notes afterwards, we will not be able to remember 75% of the details of the conversation in the future.
As you can see, listening is more than just hearing something!