receptionn. 1. receiving or being received. 2. receiving of ideas or impressions into the mind. 3. receiving of broadcast signal; efficiency with which these are received
Concise Oxford Dictionary
We have all heard the proverbial question:
If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?
We can rephrase this in audio engineering terms:
If an acoustic transmission is sent without reception, does the audio signal exist?
If there is a concert without an audience, will we get paid?
The human hearing mechanism is a subject worth great volumes in its own right. Research is ongoing and subject to debate. ...