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Pardon ?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by install, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. install

    install Star commenter

    How is your hearing lately?

    I must admit to taking my hearing for granted. I’ve been missing the odd sound lately, so thought I’d try this for fun. Turns out the children have set their ring tones to a frequency I cannot hear. :oops::eek::confused:

    Have a go at playing the sound, then pausing and noting at what frequency you can start to hear the sound at:



    Please do not regard this as a real clinical hearing test - it’s just for fun:);):)

    My hearing starts at 107Hz.
     
  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I went to the doctor for a check up this week as I'd been having some issues with my hearing. He said "Can you describe the symptoms?"
    I said "Homer's a fat yellow bloke and Marge has tall blue hair"
     
  3. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    It's the high-pitched consonants - t for example - that you lose first, as I realised one day when a friend asked me if I would like a cup of pee.
     
  4. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    196 -11,076
     
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  5. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Starts at 20hz (at the beginning where it is a very low rumble) and stops at about 10900hz.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2020
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  6. install

    install Star commenter

    Thankyou @sbkrobson

    That is very funny. :);):)
     
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  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Thank you @Katzenjammer

    You have me in hysterics. I can imagine someone else overhearing and splurting out their tea - :);):)
     
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  8. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    140 to 12000, ish.
     
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  9. install

    install Star commenter

    You are truly super @monicabilongame. I think you’d be very useful as a suave, sophisticated undercover agent :);):)
     
  10. install

    install Star commenter

    Thankyou @lilachardy

    I think you don’t miss much~ :);):)
     
  11. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    No, I was wearing a pair of Bose headphones, so picked up the lowest frequency easily. The higher frequency was 10,907 but I got the zeroes in the wrong place the first posting.
    I'd be rubbish as an undercover agent, and suave and sophisticated is not me (see my avatar!), sorry to disillusion you. Wysiwyg, me.
     
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  12. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    22 - 9124
     
  13. install

    install Star commenter

  14. install

    install Star commenter

    Lol That’s okay. I’m not an expert - it’s all for fun.

    I recognise your avatar, I think I was trying to see it in an undercover role and went too far ;):);)
     
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  15. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    If you think your hearing is bad, try this.
     
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  16. install

    install Star commenter

    Very funny @LondonCanary . Thankyou.

    I heard ‘Green needle’ but only because the word was there. I doubt I would have guessed it.
     
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  17. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    That is the point. If you don't think of the words, you hear only white noise.
    Try it again while reading brainstorm.
     
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  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    From the beginning to 11,900Hz

    You lose the higher frequencies as you get older, I'm surprised so many can't hear the lower notes, I didn't think they faded with age, or maybe they don't and it's always been like that.

    I used to do this in class with a signal generator starting at about 25,000Hz and going downwards, asking kids to put their hand up when they first heard the sound. They started way before I could hear anything and everyone had their hand up before I could hear it, including the younger than me TA even though she was no spring chicken herself, in fact some thought I was making it up.
     
  19. install

    install Star commenter

    Yep - that is correct. Thankyou @LondonCanary I think white noise is also what my children hear when I ask them to help around the house also..:);):)
     
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  20. install

    install Star commenter

    Thankyou @Mangleworzle

    My children have their mobile phones set to a high frequency ring that I can’t hear. It’s a fun experiment as you say. I must try it ;):):)
     
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