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How Old Are Your Ears?

Hits: 4650 | Rating: (2.0) | Category: Science | Added by: PixelMitch
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durdikkimeng
Male, 50-59, Europe
 699 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:07:51 PM
Th can't be right I hear the first tone after that just clicking.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6113 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:16:58 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.

xbx214
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 871 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:03:38 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.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:46:14 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.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3291 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:58:27 AM
@crackr, you mean like you 'feel' a sort of buzzing, or you know somethings there, but cant put your finger on it.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3291 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:57:24 AM
Im 32 and can heal all of them

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1805 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:21:21 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!

Wendypants
Female, 30-39, Canada
 2161 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 4:21:53 AM
@ Jake... I LOL'd :)

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:32:27 AM
This pretty much throws out the convention that "If it's too loud, you're too old!"

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4864 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:52:21 AM
57

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:28:04 AM
At 18,000 am hearing clicks. Is there actually a pitch or just clicks?

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 12042 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:31:20 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

thefatviking
Male, 18-29, Europe
 202 Posts
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:02:14 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.


Delta2Alpha
Male, 18-29, Australia
 117 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:40:30 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.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6273 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:00:34 PM
I think my headphones must be broken.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:50:53 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.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2709 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 10:33:17 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.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17310 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 9:09:27 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15078 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:21:56 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.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1597 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:12:31 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.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3204 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:24:01 PM
44, and I could hear all but 19,000 when I turned up the volume all the way.

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5616 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:05:46 PM

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


DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2734 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:02:19 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.

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4275 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:39:49 PM
I did better than expected, by I've always been careful with my ears.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:35:04 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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