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I'm looking for a heartbeat
I'm looking for a heartbeat

Beating like mine
Beating like mine

Heartbeat, Don Johnson

OK, this pretty much sets the standard for cheesy lyrics to accompany a photo. I think the cheesy high water mark has now been set ;)

Here an OB/Gyn uses a high sensitivity microphone to listen for a baby's heartbeat. Now, hospitals are full of realy cool, high tech stuff. However, I am not sure if this particular piece of equipment qualifies. I am sure the microphone is expensive and high tech, but the speaker/amplifier unit it was plugged into reminds me of the very, very cheap pieces that are popular here, most often used by intstructors or tour guides who loop them over their shoulders and speak into a lapel mic to make their voices better heard. Unfortunately, the end result is usually just a loud version of distortion, better comprehension is not the result at all. The piece the doctor was using was far from high fidelity too, although if you want to hear a distorted, clipped version of a baby's heartbeat, it does work well enough. They beat fast...about 180bpm.

As for why I am in an OB/Gyn's office with my camera....

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