They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
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Assuming My Equipment Works > 15kHz

Got this via Scalzi's blog:

You are a thirtysomething
You're a little frustrated that you can't hear all the tones that the young 'uns can but will be more than happy if it means you don't have to listen to their damn ringtones on the bus anymore.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 14.9kHz
Find out which ultrasonic ringtones you can hear!


I know that years ago I could hear up to 17-18kHz. In an office, with busses idling outside and other noises, I tried with and without headphones and got the same 14.9kHz result. Now either my hearing cuts out at 15kHz or the PC's sound system does. (grin)

Anyways, interesting. Kind of like having bifocals -- one does end up being an old fart after enough years. (double-grin)

Oh, and for the record I turn fifty this year, so having the hearing of a thirtysomething ain't so bad. (triple-word-score-grin) And Daddy? Since you'll be reading the printout of this blog entry -- make that damned appointment to get your hearing checked. 'Kay? The whole world knows now.

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