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  • JMJ
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    Test your hearing

    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!

  • SmokingTarpan
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    I'm almost 27, and can hear up to 16k. I can "feel" 17k and 18k though, kinda like there's a weird pressure on me.

    I worked as a vet assistant for 3 years, and spent a lot of time in the kennels. Having 100+ dogs barking non-stop for hours on end will really kill your hearing.

    edit: heh, I had my volume at like 50%. Turned up, I could hear to 20k, and feel 21k. Interesting note, in the middle of this someone signed off my buddy list and the sound was super loud. After that, I could only hear to about 18k for a bit. Science experiment!

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  • BHack
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    Try turning your volume way up and put it on some good speakers.

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  • CingularDuality
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    I can barely hear the 18k sample and nothing higher.

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  • Karkianman101
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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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  • luna
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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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  • Guest's Avatar
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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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  • Rincewind
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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.






    Hehe, puns.

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

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  • FBmantis
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    I hear both samples and 18k easily but not 19k. I'm 25.

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  • Sniper
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    I can hear them all. 17

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  • Sniper
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    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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  • Nikolas
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    I can hear the 17k. Kind of the 18k, but not really. 25 years.

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  • Dick Blonov
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    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...)


    DB

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  • Radooh
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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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