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    Sorry if this has been posted, I did a search and couldn't find it.

    http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63

    Good stuff here, and being the prankster that I am, I used this to it's full extent :D Basically, I can't hear anything over 15kHz. However, my group has a bunch of young guys (early to mid 20's) as well as coops who might be around 20-21. We were all in a meeting when I played the "sample 2" mp3 file. I had tested it previously and knew I couldn't hear it. I do have good hearing so my assumption was that my boss and the other old guys in the group wouldn't hear it.

    My assumption was correct :icon26:

    Man, you should've seen the younger crowd freaking out. To sit and watch them look around and say "What is that noise?!?!?!?" while plugging their ears was a riot! I probably played it 5 or 6 times throughout an hour long meeting, no one could figure out what it was. Of course, afterwards I sent them an email telling them what that sound was.....they were pissed :D

    So, if you work in a cubicle farm, have some fun and crank this through your speakers (especially if you can't hear it).

    Enjoy!

  • #2
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    I'm 24 and that is a really damn annoying sound.

    And seriously after what I've put my ears through, I honestly didn't think I'd be able to hear that.

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    • #3
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      33 and I hear it, which is amazing because I worked in radio for several years as a DJ with studio headphones on for hours at a time.

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      • #4
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        There are more to listen to downbelow...you can find your limit.

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        • #5
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          I can hear 22,000Hz and anything below that but nothing above.

          I heard the musquito thing in the first sound clip too.

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          • #6
            Re: Test your hearing

            Originally posted by JMJ
            There are more to listen to downbelow...you can find your limit.
            15khz. I'm 49.

            Not bad, considering I played in a rock band for a few years (many years before ear plugs were the thing...)


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            • #7
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              I can hear the 17k. Kind of the 18k, but not really. 25 years.
              A policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. -F.A. Hayek

              "$250,000 a year won't get me to Central Park West."

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              • #8
                Re: Test your hearing

                http://www.tacticalgamer.com/sandbox...-you-hear.html

                3rd page.

                I did something similar to this, but not an actual range of hearing :P


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                • #9
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                  I can hear them all. 17


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                  • #10
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                    I hear both samples and 18k easily but not 19k. I'm 25.
                    |TG-12th|mantis

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                    • #11
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                      I hear 22k barely. Nothing above that. Everything below that. I'm 25.

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                      • #12
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                        To accurately test the range of your hearing you need to participate in a blind test.

                        That is, the equipment (headphones) is tested and accurately produces the desired sinusoidal frequencies with a SNR of at least 6dB at a standardized magnitude (typically 1.2-1.3V); playback is without noise (no voltage pops or twerps, crosstalk is less than -125 dB); tones are not produced in ascending or descending order as to conditionally create a false positive; and most importantly: you are not the person pushing tone-on button. These conditions (and there are more of them) are generally met when you take hearing tests. You know, the ones you did in school...

                        I seriously doubt that anyone would be able to hear a pure tone @ 25 kHz on equipment that can produce it with fidelity. In fact, I would bet against it. A lot of money.

                        However, 20 - 22 kHz is not unheard of.






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                        • #13
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                          18kHz, and I'm an 18 year old concert-going metalhead who suffers from tinnitus due to a bad ear infection.

                          Edit: Doesn't this also depend on the capabilities of your audio setup? I doubt that cheaper soundcards/speakers would be capable of producing extremely high frequency sounds.

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                          • #14
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                            I can hear the 19,000 sample, and heard both of the samples that were provided. I hate those mosquito repellent things- I can always hear them, and they are incredibly annoying.

                            27yo female, fwiw.

                            Edit- I just had my 9 year old son try this also. I had him turn around, so he wouldn't see when I pressed play. He also heard the 19,000 sample, and no higher.

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                            • #15
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                              I'm 18, don't play in a band or go to concerts, and the highest I can hear is 17,000 :(

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