How Old Are Your Ears?

Submitted by: PixelMitch 3 years ago Science

Use this hearing test to compare your hearing to the average ear! (Must use headphones and play in 1080p)
There are 34 comments:
Male 754
Th can`t be right I hear the first tone after that just clicking.
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Female 7,838
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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Male 958
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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Female 1,803
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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Male 3,285
@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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Male 3,285
Im 32 and can heal all of them
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Female 1,803
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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Female 2,415
@ Jake... I LOL`d :)
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Male 3,631
This pretty much throws out the convention that "If it`s too loud, you`re too old!"
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Male 5,874
57
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Female 2,549
At 18,000 am hearing clicks. Is there actually a pitch or just clicks?
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Male 13,624
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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Male 202
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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Male 133
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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Male 7,775
I think my headphones must be broken.
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Male 15,832
[quote]OldOllie: Even if the tones are a little lower than claimed it`s a decent test. [/quote]
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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Male 3,081
"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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Male 17,512
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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Male 15,832
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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Male 2,371
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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Male 3,314
44, and I could hear all but 19,000 when I turned up the volume all the way.
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Male 7,031

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

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Male 3,430
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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Female 4,349
I did better than expected, by I`ve always been careful with my ears.
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Female 6,381
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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Male 37,897

My hearing is very selective based on how interested I am in what my husband is going on about.
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Male 1,586
I`m 35 and I heard through 16000 So I`ll take it I guess.
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Male 1,182
all you vaginas saying how you can hear all of them obviously haven`t been in enough gunfights.
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Male 17,512
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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Male 510
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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Male 7,585
I`m 25, and I could hear all of them. Go genetics!
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Male 560
23 and could head the under 20`s drating A take that shunning headphones and loud stuff
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Female 8,044
WHAT?
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Male 61
Link: How Old Are Your Ears? [Rate Link] - Use this hearing test to compare your hearing to the average ear! (Must use headphones and play in 1080p)
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