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Date: 08/13/13 04:11 PM

34 Responses to How Old Are Your Ears?

  1. Profile photo of PixelMitch
    PixelMitch Male 18-29
    61 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Link: How Old Are Your Ears? - Use this hearing test to compare your hearing to the average ear! (Must use headphones and play in 1080p)
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    August 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm
    WHAT?
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    23 and could head the under 20`s drating A take that shunning headphones and loud stuff
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    I`m 25, and I could hear all of them. Go genetics!
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm
    Wow,apparently I have the hearing of a 40 year old, but I`m only 22. I`m kind of depressed by this..
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm
    I can sense frequencies over 20,000hz.

    I say "Sense" because I`m not sure how, it`s not like hearing the lower frequencies.

    Btw, I noticed this ability from listening to songs that had been converted to mp3s. Many encoding programs cut off sound over 16,000hz which effects the sounds of the cymbals in such recordings.

    Hate dog whistles too, can hear their piercing screech.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm
    all you vaginas saying how you can hear all of them obviously haven`t been in enough gunfights.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm
    I`m 35 and I heard through 16000 So I`ll take it I guess.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    My hearing is very selective based on how interested I am in what my husband is going on about.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Gee, I could hear all of those.

    Okay, not really, but I just wanted to jump on the bandwagon for a sec.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 6:39 pm
    I did better than expected, by I`ve always been careful with my ears.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2013 at 7:02 pm
    I`m 25 and the first time I could only hear up to 17,000 Hz. however, the second time I turned the volume up and could hear 18,000 Hz.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Anyone notice that strange little voice repeating over and over, "ph`nglui mglw`nafh Cthulhu R`lyeh wgah`nagl fhtagn"?

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    44, and I could hear all but 19,000 when I turned up the volume all the way.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    I`m 45 and have played music professionally for the last 25 years and I made it to 15K. Good for me. But my cans (headphones) are cheap. I need to plug in my good ones for further clarification. Even though I`m only missing (or very weak regarding) the last 1/2 of the highest (tenth) octave so I`m not really missing much.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    I heard tones at every step, but they were not the frequencies they claimed to be; they were much lower. So basically, the test is worthless.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 9:09 pm
    OldOllie: Even if the tones are a little lower than claimed it`s a decent test. Although I find the higher frequencies annoying.

    I had to give away a perfectly good fan once, just because it had a high frequency hum, that no one else could hear.

    In short, it sucks to be able to hear/sense 20,000hz+. Hunting down and trying to eliminate a noise that high pitched is aggravating.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm
    "all you vaginas saying how you can hear all of them obviously haven`t been in enough gunfights."


    I lol`d.

    As for the post, I could hear them only if I turned my volume right up, but I didn`t do that straight away because I thought this was going to cut to Rick Astley halfway through.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 10:50 pm
    OldOllie: Even if the tones are a little lower than claimed it`s a decent test.
    What I heard was a LOT lower by at least a couple of octaves. Admittedly, though, it could be my PC. I had to replace my video card, and it really messed up the sound (which is on the mobo). I DL`d a new audio driver for it, but it`s still a bit wonky.

    The last time I checked, my hearing cut out at about 14 kHz -- guns, rock and roll, and age take a toll.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7752 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm
    I think my headphones must be broken.
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    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
    129 posts
    August 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm
    I have a high quality sound card and very expensive headset. I know for a fact it would play the sounds as indented and I could only hear the sounds up till "Under 30". Yet those ultrasonic rat repellents start at 18,000hz and I can hear them. I seem to have a keen sense of hearing, seeing as I can hear electronics giving off sounds others cant. Similar to CrakrJak. Thank god we have switch to LCD tv, the old TVs would give off a sound I couldnt stand. I had to turn the volume right up to drown it out and even then it wouldnt always work.
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    thefatviking Male 18-29
    202 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 12:02 am
    I`m 22 and I can`t hear anything past 14Khz.

    I guess that`s my fault for not always wearing proper hearing protection when I should have.

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 12:31 am
    I know my hearing is fecked, worked in a factory for 20 years, with presses banging, multispindles clanging, etc.. and going home with the radio on full tilt, Im deaf as a post in my left ear
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 1:28 am
    At 18,000 am hearing clicks. Is there actually a pitch or just clicks?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 2:52 am
    57
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 3:32 am
    This pretty much throws out the convention that "If it`s too loud, you`re too old!"
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 4:21 am
    @ Jake... I LOL`d :)
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 6:21 am
    I heard something at all the frequencies but when the guy started talking again he blew out my eardrums and now I`m deaf. Thanks!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 9:57 am
    Im 32 and can heal all of them
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 9:58 am
    @crackr, you mean like you `feel` a sort of buzzing, or you know somethings there, but cant put your finger on it.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 10:46 am
    At the high frequencies I hear clicking, a tone that`s way too low to be the intended one (a harmonic??), AND I feel some kind of vibration that tells me something is playing that I can`t hear. I remember when I was younger I could always tell a tv was on even if the screen was black just by the hum it put out. Same with other electronics.
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    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    He played them again at the end. Im 20 and I hear them all but the last one hits me as a congestive feel and a ringing thats very uncommon.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7614 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    I can hear his voice, and a slight clicking. I know my hearing is lousy - too much heavy machinery and loud music but the one he said you just needed to be alive to hear-0 nada- so it must be my PC.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    August 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    Th can`t be right I hear the first tone after that just clicking.

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