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Old 07-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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How's your ultrasonic hearing?

A Gizmodo post about teens using ultrasonic ringtones on their cell phones led me to a link for a page where you can listen to the tones. The 12 tones range from 8kHz to 22.4kHz.

My hearing topped out at a lowly 14.1kHz. If you'd like to try it, be sure not to have your computer speaker volume too high because the sounds are piercing (and much better than cell phone speakers). Oh, and I don't have any critters but if you do, you may want them out of the room when you try this.

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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15.8kHz and I thought my hearing was crap too

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You can still hear reasonably well and you can play this without my old fart colleagues hearing it which makes you feel kinda good.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 15.8kHz
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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I bet I'm the worst.

I guess I should share my result comment as well:

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You're not a hoopy frood

You thought you were really with it and in with your younger colleagues but they just laugh at you because you can't hear beyond this!

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 14.1kHz
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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Ha. Apparently, I'm hearing things only teenagers hear...
I can hear 18.8kHz and I'm 27.

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The mosquito device was made for the likes of you. You are probably begging to make the noise stop!

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 18.8kHz
So today I learned I was an internet SHUM and I got compared to teenagers and mosquitoes... I knew I was annoying...

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #5
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15.8 Khz... does this mean, that I have to look elsewhere for an explanation for me saying "what!" all the time?
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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I can just barely hear the 16.7kHz. 15.8kHz is quite clear. I'm 23.


Heh, I remember when I was a teenager I would hear this obnoxious tone coming from the ancient TV set I had in my room. My parents thought I was nuts.

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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Interesting... I can hear the lows and the highs. I miss the middle tones completely. Now I'll have to try again with my hearing aids on!

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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I can just barely hear the 16.7kHz. 15.8kHz is quite clear.


Heh, I remember when I was a teenager I would hear this obnoxious tone coming from the ancient TV set I had in my room. My parents thought I was nuts.
I still hear it all the time with cathodic tv sets (that the word, right?). A tv on mute annoys the crap out of me. When I walk in the streets and there is no noise, I can hear the hissing sounds from tvs in homes, even if I can't hear the actual program.

But like Laz, I keep saying What? all the time. Profound concentration, I guess.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:32 PM   #9
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17.7kHz are clear, 18.8kHz barely noticable, everything between that and 22.4Khz could be imagination, imagination because I do not notice anything at all at 22.4kHz.
But who needs ears to read(books)

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Old 07-12-2009, 06:36 PM   #10
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I'd be fun, if you all also posted your age. Just to check whether MR-folks defy their age.

15,8 Khz, age: 33
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:47 PM   #11
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I'd be fun, if you all also posted your age. Just to check whether MR-folks defy their age.
Good idea. I've added my age to my previous post.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #12
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I can hear 15.8, not the next two, can sort of hear 18.8 and 19.9, can't hear the last two.

And I now have a really vile headache.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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I'm pretty sure my speakers are crap - because I actually heard something with 21.1kHz... (I do have very good hearing (maybe wearing ear protectors when fireworking and not going into disco is a good idea after all?) - but I do not believe 21kHz
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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