Hearing Loss Test

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Quizzes
http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/hearingloss.html

Click on the frequencies, starting at the highest, until you get to one that is annoying.
There are 194 comments:
Female 99
i hear only up to 19000 ...:P
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Male 1
yipee i heard up to 20000
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Female 3
I can hear all the low ones but I can only hear up to 1800 and I`m only 17 damn I`m deaf
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Male 226
16 K , not too shabby.
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Female 85
wow my ears are bad. 16000
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Female 695
I barely heard up to 19000. : )
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Male 79
i could hear up to 23! oh yer! in all (most of) your faces!
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Female 2,084
i couldn`t hear any of the low ones but could hear the rest. except for the last two on the high.
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Male 1,623
I lost some of my hearing and gained tinnitus because of fireworks two years ago. I can`t hear that many of these frequencies.
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Female 158
My ears won`t stop ringing now! 19000 but it really hurt my ears. I thought I was deaf at first then I realised my headphones weren`t turned up.
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Female 50
I Can Hear From 50-15000
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Female 250
they`re all loud and annoying. what was that test trying to achieve?
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Female 344
15000 thats bad isn;t it :(
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Female 63
I heard everything pretty clearly until I hit 20000. At 20000 and above, I couldn`t tell what musical pitch the sound was anymore, but I could tell that something was sounding. Wonder if that was the headphone harmonics? :P
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Female 114
And I now have a headache..
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Female 114
I can hear up to 19000.
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Female 345
I can`t hear anything. Oh wait.. my speakers are off. Haha. *retries*

OK...so why CAN`T I hear 18000 but I can hear 21000?

I think my speakers are just crap.

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Female 110
I could hear them all to start with, but after trying various combinations I found that after listening to the 10000 hz one, I had trouble hearing the 16000 hz one. And Mattblyth it does count if you turn up ur speakers, it`s about hearing frequencies not volume... Duh
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Male 468
i cant hear any of the low frequency ones and only up to 14000...this is baaaad!! im only 20
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Female 231
i can only hear from 17000 but it hurt my jaw... so i stopped
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Male 272
Omg that 22000 one almost made my head explode XO
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Male 591
well the thing is for me my computer and/or speakers cause problems at higher frequencies, I can hear up to 21000, but when I did this test it cut out at 16000, then I put my headphones on and it only went to 14000, then I got my cousin`s speakers and it went to 18000, so if you really believe you can`t hear anything for real go see a specialist.
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Female 587
i heard them all except the 15 ones.

Is it bad that I have turned the speakers off and I can still hear that noise? :-?

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Female 920
17000 was the most for me... ah damn you, ipods!
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Female 1,228
If i heard every one of them clearly without wanting to scream, what does that mean?
im confused
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Female 7
IT`S OVER 9000!!!

But srsly, the 19K one makes my eyes water.

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Male 250
i heard all of them loud and clear
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Male 1,725
the highest i can hear with volume at a normal spot is 19000 but if i turn it all the way up i can hear 21ooo but 22000 is a weird sound that doesnt belong. same with 50 and 25(or 20, i dont remember)
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Male 168
i heard all of the high ones, no lie, but i dont know what the low ones were about, were they short and statiky? if not i couldnt hear em
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Female 81
my dog reacted to the highest one
it was kind of cool
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Male 265
I could only hear up to 18,000 :o

Maybe it is my speakers. But then again, my hearing sucks.

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Male 126
[quote]On 1/21/2007 5:26:21 PM Krazykat5216 wrote: I heard from 20-18000. [/quote]
But I could probably hear higher if I turn my air conditioning off.
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Female 46
I heard from 20-18000. I think ClayBoy is right, speakers can only produce limited sounds.
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Female 670
I can hear up to 19000, but it`s annoying at 18000. It sounds a little like the noise I hear with the neighbors turn on their TV, or just randomly sometimes.
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Female 122
i can hear up to 20000 as a sound, but if hearing counts as my head wanting to explode from some barely hearable sound in my ears then I can hear them all.
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Female 182
that was so cool! i was just clicking each one going up and then they just suddenly stopped at 17000! woo! im half deaf!
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Female 93
I hear all of them... My ears hurt now. LOL.
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Male 366
i could only hear up to 17... i thought it was just to get you to turn up the volume so a fat/zombie lady could pop up on the screen and scream.
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Female 3
I can hear them all but I thinks it is because I have headphones on since I didn`t want to wake my neighbours with the speakers.
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Female 280
ouch >_<
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Male 130
I can hear em all except for the 10 and 15 one i..............
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Female 403
i can hear most of them, even the highest one, but not one in the middle. my dog was down stairs and started flipping out.
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Male 1
the average human ear can only hear down to 20 hz
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Male 1,364
i can hear all of them, the trick is you have to concentrate
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Male 500
This is bull, I`m 38, spend years playing in rock bands/going to gigs and I can hear all of these, also to hear ultra-low frequencies accurately, you need purpose -built bass driver speakers.
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Male 68
Could hear upto 18000HZ, not to bad. Condsidering going to metal concerts without earplugs(which ruin the experience, IMO)
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Male 276
I have abnormally sharp hearing, I can hear up to 27000+kHz and 12hz
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Female 106
1700! I better stop listening to my ipod so loud.
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Male 876
I could hear up to 22000, I didn`t turn up my volume. I couldn`t hear the low ones for some odd reason.
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Female 797
I can hear all the high and none of the low.
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Male 15
I could hear up to 20000.
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Female 1,492
19000!! yeah baby!!!
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Female 132
Oh sh*t. I can only hear up to 15000HZ.

I knew that all of those concerts, LOUD band practices, and constantly blasting my music would HAVE to diminish my hearing.

...but this is bad for someone going into music. I don`t want to lose my hearing so young!

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Female 386
i could hear 17000, but the 18000 i could `feel`. which kinda scared me.
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Male 338
50 - 21000.
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Male 141
I am so deaf.
i can ony hear to 16000HZ
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Female 17
i can hear to 15000. and i have a headache now...
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Male 2,486
OWWWWWWWWWWW.

I got up to 21 and I think my ears just exploded.

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Female 74
holy poo...i could hear everything...wtf. im surprised...um wow.
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Male 1,496
yea my speakers can`t handle em.
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Female 49
I can hear all of them.

but then again... I`m 13 :) Dad could hear up to 19 and he`s 50!

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Male 1,371
19000 normally, 22000 with volume all the way up

*very dizzy now* @[email protected]

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Male 623
how do you know how high your volume should be?
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Male 38
try listening to 25000, instant headache
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Male 64
I can hear all of the high frequencies. But I can`t hear the low frequencies.
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Male 98
My dog hates me now :(
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Female 152
Pff. The iPod certainly does NOT cause hearing loss for everyone. I`ve been using mine for a long time, and I can hear up to 18000 hZ. Dude... that means I can sort of hear dog whistles! Sweet. 8-)
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Female 1,984
Ow... I could hear all the way to the highest one. I`m 19, but w/ sensitive hearing.
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Female 878
I can hear up to 18000
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Female 218
I could hear to 18000 and hubby could hear 19000.
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Male 506
17000 :(
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Male 28
i am 11 yrs old and I can hear all of them.
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Female 660
after 17000 I cant hear
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Male 222
"Many computer speakers may have limitations on the range of frequencies they pass."
MAybe its my speaker. Because the sounds are like...

[hearable, less hearable, medium, medium-less, BOOM gone.]

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Male 222
I never have listened to music really loud, I like it very soft. And I can only hear to 15k... and I can`t hear any low ones... is it my speaker? :(
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Male 2,567
18000
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Female 696
That hurt.. ow
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Female 181
Wow, that hurt my ears a bit, but I could hear all of them but 20 Hz. 22000 barely, but I could.
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Male 223
18 hz and 15 years old :\
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Male 1,343
with my speakers at normal i can hear up to 17000, but with them all the way i can hear all of them...

strange, really...

according to my speakers, the highest tone is lower than the second highest...

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Male 220
I CAN HERE EM ALL SEPT ONE ITS CAUS BY THEN I HEASR THE OTHER ONS IN MY HEAD
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Female 458
i cant "hear" alot of them but my ears and head start to hurt on the really low and really high frequencies
idk if that counts though
i could definitly hear up to 14000, then 15000 and 16000 were really hard
then it seems to completly cut off
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Male 48
19000
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Female 690
By the time I got to 16 my head was hurting so I stopped.
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Female 422
Seems like the right time to ask; in the movie "Children of Men", Julianne moore says that when that annoying ringing in your ear stops, you will never hear that frequency again. Is it true?
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Male 239
my speakers are too horribly manufactured to play such high frequencies
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Female 422
apparently th highest I can hear is 15000, but I have ear problems so it`s not really a shocker.
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Male 536
well I just woke my flatmates up *turns speakers down*
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Female 1,025
i can hear all of them...OW.
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Female 486
Huh. I actually didn`t think my hearing was so great...I haven`t damaged it with loud music or anything, just thought I had bad hearing. But I can hear all of them, although some are pretty quiet. I didn`t mess with my speakers to hear them, either.
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Female 170
I can just barely hear 16000 HZ, 15000 is pretty quiet, but okay. All of the lower ones are fine. I`m 21.
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Female 375
I can hear all of them! yay!
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Male 301
lol my dog started barking
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Male 431
I could hear all except 17k 18k and the low ones.
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Female 1,382
I can only get to 14k, but that was on the comp`s lowest volume and with headphones, and I know my hearing is fine because I always listen to my mp3 player on lowest volume, but I WAS cursed with a loud music loving class for a year lastlast year.

Hmph.

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Male 1,825
nvm, i could only hear to 19000, but i think my speakers didnt work hgher.im too lazy to get my headphones out
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Male 302
I can hear up to 20000 but I think the speakers can`t go that high.
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Male 1,825
could*
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Male 1,825
i cold hear all of them, but it hurt my ears. now i have a fu*kin headache.o well. i figured on the higher frequency my dog would bark, but she didnt. is it cheaing if you turn ur volume up high?
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Female 77
I can only hear up to 17000
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Male 22
The person who created this says to copy the .wav file to your cell, Where is this file found?
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Female 245
19000
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Male 1
I can hear form 50Hz to 22000Hz
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Female 17
i can hear up to 19000 but the 19000 one makes me twitch
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Female 2,552
I can only hear up to 19000, but not anything above that :-(
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Male 2,781
WHERE CAN I GET THAT MOSQUITO RINGTONE?
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Female 351
could hear up to 17000 inclusive. seems a bit pointless though, it`s not like it`s going to be anything near accurate.
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Female 324
1900 is the highest i hear .. im 15 :)
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Female 101
My ears are still ringing... AH! I could listen up to 1300. 14000 didn`t sound at all for me. Oh my.
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Female 1
Can`t hear any of them...
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Female 52
I`m 15 and I got up to 19000, and I blast my iPod all the time.
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Female 52
I mean 18000
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Female 52
I`m 15 and I got up to 19000, and I blast my iPod all the time.
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Male 10,115
If it sounds like a click, you can`t hear it.
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Male 160
16k...
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Female 83
I can really hear all of em` no lie....kinda cool.
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Male 349
i can hear all of them......as a side note the ones up on the top make really good things for irritating anyone in your dorm rooms if you have a really big sub woofer.
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Female 131
I enjoyed testing that on my dog.
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Female 419
Oh wait I turned my speakers up I can hear nearly all of them even the low ones.
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Female 131
I can hear up to 17000
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Female 108
I`m 16 and I can hear 16000. But no farther.
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Female 419
Lol I can`t hear past 16000 Hz and im only 16. Shouldn`t be losing my hearing for another 3 years yet lol.
Seeing as I have an mp3 player and go to concerts quite often I`ll blame them.
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Female 63
Ouch. Some of those hurt. I can hear all of them, but the low ones and the high ones just sound like a click of sound.

Now, I wonder what will happen if I try to listen with the ear I can`t hear out of? XD

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Female 27
I couldn`t hear the low ones, but I could hear from 8000 - 16,000 , after that I had to turn up the speakers volume.
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Male 109
I can`t hear the lower ones, and I can hear the higher ones up to 18,000 Hz.I`m only 13 lol.
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Male 10,115
You should not have to turn up the volume, or listen closely. If you get to one you can actually hear properly it will sound very loud and be extremely annoying from across the room.
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Female 170
couldn`t hear any of the low ones but I could hear up to 17000
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Female 36
I can hear all of the high frequencies but not the low ones. XD
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Male 2,576
I can hear everything, Allthought I needed to get closer to the speakers, Some just won`t be able to handle the sounds.
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Female 519
i heard all of em
:-|
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Female 177
I cudnt hear da low ones :( But I coul hear up to 19000. Thats not very good, is it? Arrr Im worried i am deaf now hahaha
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Male 632
Damn I listen to my mp3 player too much. I can only hear up to 16khz
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Male 131
i can hear them all apart from the lowest one. and it isnt on highest volume, sweet.
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Female 600
Oh man, this brings back childhood memories. I must`ve done tests like that a TON of times when I was younger.
With headphones I can hear a tone up to 1600. Everything after that registers as a beep, not a long tone. Without headphones I can hear up to 1400 and then everything else is a beep.
I dunno what that says, but I`ve got good hearing and I know I do.
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Female 263
I did this in my computer class and everyone started freaking out because the "T.V. was malfunctioning"
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Male 733
last yr i could do 21000Hz, not i cnt get past 19 :-(
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Female 187
very strange.when just going up thru the ranges I could only hear 17.000Hz and straining my ears to hear 18.000Hz but when i selected 20.000Hz then 18.000Hz again it was as clear as day.either something is up with my speakers (i hope not) or my ears noticed the difference...hmmmm....
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Male 542
ANNOYING SOUNDS!!
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Female 99
i can hear up to 19000 and it gave me a headache =/
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Female 584
I can hear the high ones up to 19000. If I turn up my speakers I can hear 50.
However I still love my iPod.
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Female 267
i could hear all of the high frequencies on my computers max volume but not the low frequencies, with headphones could hear 20 Hz and 50 hz but either way i cant hear 15 Hz.

20 sounds like a rumbling and and 50 is like a really low sound

idk ahh, i guess my hearings ok then

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Female 3,562
I doubt this is accurate. Most speakers and headphones don`t even play above 20,000 at all.
Also, some one mentioned noise-cancelling headphones. All they do is emmit a very high pitched noise that people arn`t suposed to hear, but you usually can if it`s quiet enough, so that`s what you`re actually hearing.
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Female 65
I can hear all of them, but I can only hear the last two if I raise the volume a little bit louder on my speakers.
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Male 1,383
15,000 hz
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Male 134
I could hear all of them, but only if I maxed out volume. The 15 Hz was just a "blurring" sound, like a small small boat engine, if you know what I mean
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Male 1,217
i can only hear from 8000-16000... --

all the low frequency are blank.

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Male 242
17000 for me. but I only hear it if I turn my ear exactly to the direction of the speaker
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Female 254
I could only hear up to 17000, and none of the low ones.
I wonder if my rats could hear the high ones. They didn`t seem to react to them.
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Male 577
The only one I couldn`t hear was 20, but I know my hearing is not awesome, so maybe it had to do with my speakers?
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Female 223
Can`t hear 15, 20, 50, and 16000 and up.. i`m 18. what does that say? (exept for "headache")
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Male 98
I thought i was hearing something but i think i`m imagening it. I now keep hearing a highpitched beep. and i cant get rid of it.
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Female 1,468
[quote]On 1/19/2007 4:18:57 AM Clayboy wrote: Just a FYI. If you`re using a consumer sound system as well headphones, the tones you hear won`t be represented idealistically. Some systems have a limited frequency range (limiting the low and high hz range), while others actually boost harmonic frequencies to make it seem like the tones are being heard. If you`re really concerned about your hearing, your best bet is to go to a hearing specialist where the equipment they use has a wide and precise frequency range.[/quote]

That makes me feel better. I was thinking I had really bad hearing.

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Male 610
^Just tried without headphones; I can`t hear the last one without them.. Headphones effect hoe well you can hear these sounds
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Male 610
I can hear all of them (But the last 2 sounds really hard to hear. The 1st one sounds like a phone and the other sounds like a buzzing sound) I`m also using headphones so i`m not sure if that makes it easyier
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Male 988
no one can possibly hear past 20, 000Hz, stop tryin to be hard you guys!

The beep when changing to another frequency is not the sound BTW!!!

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Male 988
now my ears feel weird
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Male 577
That was hilarious! Everytime I played the high ones my cat went insane. She kept running around in circles and meowing at me. lol
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Male 916
I had the same problem as Shipduck: "I can hear everything up to 15000, then nothing, then everything from 19000 on up." Who`ll come up with a convincing explanation?
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Female 36
14000 is the last one I can hear. No suprises there, I know I have hearing problems.
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Female 681
15000

*sigh, I am so young, and I already have bad hearing!

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Male 943
oh no!... I`m deaf.. j/k I`m pretty sure it`s just the headphones that I`m using
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Male 126
i can hear the high ones, up to 22k, but the low ones (15, 20 50) => nothing. Mayby my speakers can`t go that low...
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Male 226
cant hear 50 Hz iand i can hear to 20000
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Male 7
im only 13 and can only hear up to 14000 Hz i think i should goto a hearing specialist
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Female 211
The last one I could hear was 15k
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Female 354
Oh, my goodness, I can only hear up to 1400. D: The cruel thing is I hate loud music and iPods, but I lived in a moldy house when I was little and had a billion ear infections. Stupid allergies.
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Male 904
Vikstar - I had a similar problem. Thought I was deaf, until I realised the headphones were plugged into the speakers....

Got to 16000, and nothing after. But I actually do have a hearing problem, so no shocks there.

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Male 2,862
I can just about hear 16K then it goes. I think I`ll just blame the headphones, I cant be that old surely.
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Male 269
I can hear all of them, except the 12 and 20 HZThey`re too low. :<
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Male 42
no one can hear all of em so just stop lying!!!!~
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Male 149
marram, it doesnt count if you turn up your volume. i`m 15 and i could only hear up to 19000.
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Male 1,003
I hear half of them. Stupid iPods! I love them.
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Male 1,461
I thought it was going to be a joke. Surprised me that it was a real test.
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Male 316
I can hear everything if:

A) I turn up my volume
B) Get closer to the speaker
C) Turn off my heater (**** NO)

But I can hear them all. I think it`d work better if you had noise-canceling headphones.

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Female 78
I can hear everything up to 15000, then nothing, then everything from 19000 on up :S
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Male 239
19000 I couldn`t hear 20,21 and 22000 but a dog started barking each time i clicked on these
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Female 399
1700. I thought I was deaf until I realised my speakers were not on.
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Female 242
cant hear any of the low ones, and can only hear up to 16000
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Female 60
oh yeh woohoo 22000 uhuh i can hear em all oh yeh in your face!
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Female 2,074
Clayboy, great answer. ;)
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Male 195
20k
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Male 610
but clayboy, that would actually make sense
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Male 650
Just a FYI. If you`re using a consumer sound system as well headphones, the tones you hear won`t be represented idealistically. Some systems have a limited frequency range (limiting the low and high hz range), while others actually boost harmonic frequencies to make it seem like the tones are being heard. If you`re really concerned about your hearing, your best bet is to go to a hearing specialist where the equipment they use has a wide and precise frequency range.
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Male 213
and i always have my music way up and i check out a lot of rockconcerts (in the frond, without earplugs)
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Male 213
i can hear them all except 15HZ
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Female 694
I can hear up to 21000 Hz... Wow.
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Female 1,211
All I know is that my ears are now ringing..
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Female 168
19000!
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Female 444
i can hear up to 17000 o.o
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Female 153
I can only hear up to the 11000 one. I cant hear the 12000 one. I`m only 21 :( Maybe now my bf will believe me when I tell him I`m almost deaf.
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Female 2,074
Good stuff.
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Male 144
i can only hear up to 14000
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Male 256
i can hear all of em, SWEET!
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Male 10,115
Link: Hearing Loss Test [Rate Link] - Click on the frequencies, starting at the highest, until you get to one that is annoying.
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