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View Poll Results: Can you hear the tone?
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Jun 12, 2006, 04:24 PM
 
Couldn't hear anything but my nose began bleeding...is this like that Tremors thing?
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Jun 12, 2006, 04:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Socially Awkward Solo
So far it seems only 13% can't hear it. Wow, where can I but this amazing product.
Yeah...I've mentioned before it's a free download...
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 04:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Yeah...I've mentioned before it's a free download...
Yeah... it is based on a commercial product of which I am referring to.

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Jun 12, 2006, 04:34 PM
 
Why would anyone pay for something that's free?
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 05:10 PM
 
additional data, F1 (29) can hear it clearly . . . . "that is just cruel. my brain hurts hearing that"

very neat selection screen going on here.

     
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Jun 12, 2006, 07:44 PM
 
Check this out:
http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63

lots of different frequency samples to test where your hearing drops off. I can just barely hear the 20 khz sample, 21 sounds silent to me.

Just for reference, in 18 years old.

Where does everyone else stop hearing it?

[EDIT] that came from digg, so its likely to go offline soon... when that happens, let me know. I backed up all the samples but I don't want to rape my own bandwidth as long as the original files are still available.

[EDIT, part II ] OK, if i turn the volume way up I can barely hear 21, but 22 is still dead silence.
( Last edited by MacMan4000; Jun 12, 2006 at 07:51 PM. )
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 07:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacMan4000
Check this out:
http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63

lots of different frequency samples to test where your hearing drops off. I can just barely hear the 20 khz sample, 21 sounds silent to me.

Just for reference, in 18 years old.

Where does everyone else stop hearing it?
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Hmm. I could hear the 20k sine wave at the recording studio in my early 20's. Now 15k gets guiet, & 16k is barely there. Of course it could be my headphones.

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Jun 12, 2006, 07:53 PM
 
Clear as a bell...I'm 28.
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Jun 12, 2006, 07:57 PM
 
I've flown jets most of my life and I cannot hear it at all. My children hear it clearly. I'm 45.
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Jun 12, 2006, 08:01 PM
 
I feel like i could hear it even after the file ended. Maybe it's because my tv was on too?
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 08:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacMan4000
Check this out:
http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63

lots of different frequency samples to test where your hearing drops off. I can just barely hear the 20 khz sample, 21 sounds silent to me.

Just for reference, in 18 years old.

Where does everyone else stop hearing it?

[EDIT] that came from digg, so its likely to go offline soon... when that happens, let me know. I backed up all the samples but I don't want to rape my own bandwidth as long as the original files are still available.

[EDIT, part II ] OK, if i turn the volume way up I can barely hear 21, but 22 is still dead silence.
That's pretty cool. Mine drops off at 20K
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 08:44 PM
 
Surprisingly, I can hear it. Considering I just spent three days at a psytrance festival, I'm surprised I can hear anything.

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Jun 12, 2006, 09:58 PM
 
Clearly - 33
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 10:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oisín
Railroader: does your dog react to ‘doggy flutes’? If your dog doesn’t react at all to a tone like this, he probably has reduced hearing in the highest part of the spectre—his hearing can still be absolutely perfect in the normal range (the one that contains leash-rattling, for instance), of course.
I've never exposed him to "doggy flutes". He can hear the very low volume a dog panting on the TV (Animal Planet) when he's in a different room. He reacts to that.
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Jun 12, 2006, 11:17 PM
 
http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63
Do this link that was posted earlier guys and post where you stop hearing it.

I stop at 16,000 (30 years old), totally quiet. My wife stops at 14,000 (27 years old) and my mom can't hear 13,000 (52 years old).
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Jun 12, 2006, 11:27 PM
 
My parents (somewhere between 50 and 55 years old, i cant remember) both stop hearing it at 15.
     
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Jun 12, 2006, 11:29 PM
 
18K is the last that I can hear clearly. I'm 23.
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Jun 13, 2006, 12:33 AM
 
Clearly. 21
     
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Jun 13, 2006, 01:09 AM
 
I responded too soon. The first time I listened to it I didn't hear it. I turned up the volume and I could hear it.

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Jun 13, 2006, 01:43 AM
 
Painfully yes. 27.
     
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Jun 13, 2006, 04:11 AM
 
On that second test posted by euchomai I can hear up to, and including, 20. I am 16.
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Jun 13, 2006, 05:25 AM
 
Clearly on the right, barely on the left ear (i suffer from Tinnitus on the left one since two years).

I´m 37

edit: using euchomais´link i ended up at 17 000 Hz
( Last edited by euphras; Jun 13, 2006 at 05:31 AM. )


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Jun 13, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
Painfully Clearly. 36.
     
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Jun 13, 2006, 09:28 AM
 
Clear in both ears, 40.
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Jun 13, 2006, 10:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
Why would anyone pay for something that's free?
Um, because it is based on commercial product where you place a mic that you install somewhere that emits that tone. What somebody did was just recored that sound and put it on the internet as a ringtone.

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Jun 13, 2006, 10:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Socially Awkward Solo
Um, because it is based on commercial product where you place a mic that you install somewhere that emits that tone. What somebody did was just recored that sound and put it on the internet as a ringtone.
microphone: an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy

loudspeaker: an apparatus that converts electrical impulses into sound

And I doubt someone put a mic up to a tone emitter to record a simple ~15Khz tone. But it does look like there's a pattern with the second test. People seem to be dropping off as their age goes up. A 20KHz tone would be quite effective.
     
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Jun 13, 2006, 10:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gossamer
microphone: an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy

loudspeaker: an apparatus that converts electrical impulses into sound

And I doubt someone put a mic up to a tone emitter to record a simple ~15Khz tone. But it does look like there's a pattern with the second test. People seem to be dropping off as their age goes up. A 20KHz tone would be quite effective.


Oooh, sorry, I said mic instead of speaker. Silly me

at any rate: "Well now techno-savvy pupils have recorded the ultra-high sound - audible only to under-20s-"

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Jun 13, 2006, 11:37 AM
 
clearly/46, OUCH! hurts my sinuses.

and boy does it bother the cats too.
     
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Jun 13, 2006, 12:10 PM
 
In the test MacMan4000 linked to, I can hear up until (and including) 17,000 perfectly clearly. I can only clearly hear 18,000 if I move my ear closer to the speaker [inserted note: just tested in earbuds—could make it out more clearly there, but still nowhere near as well as 17,000], and I can’t really hear 19,000 or 20,000, though I can sort of ‘feel’ them still. I can feel there’s something playing (it slightly affects my vision, oddly), but I can’t consciously hear it as sound.
     
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Jun 14, 2006, 10:31 AM
 
35.

From the link, not a stitch.

After bringing it into iTunes, yep.
     
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Jun 14, 2006, 06:45 PM
 
EEeeek!! YEA.. I hear it. I'm 27 years old.

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Jun 15, 2006, 12:01 AM
 
clear as a bell at 44
     
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Jun 15, 2006, 08:03 AM
 
Absolutely not, but my cat left the room...

Edit: I'm 32
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