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Old 05-24-2012, 03:53 AM
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Something is not right the sounds seem to be getting deeper for me and not higher in pitch as the frequency rises lol, I can hear them all and I'm over 20% deaf in both ears and have constant tinnitus at the age of 37
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It's been some time since I performed this test, however here's what I found;

I'm solid to 14k, can hear 16k, but oddly, less at 15k. I'm guessing some sort of artifacts creeping in at 16k,..... If not, I'm happy as my exposure to significant environmental noise has been significant.

Countless live rock shows, both in attendance and production, auto racing, working every NFL game in the RCA Dome, Indianapolis from the 90's until it's implosion. Few things I've ever encountered were as loud as 3rd down, the opposing team with the ball at the ol' RCA Dome,...staggeringly deafening at the most harsh frequencies,...nasty stuff. I always tried to have hearing protection handy, problem was I still had to communicate both in person, and by radio communication. Upon building Lucas Oil stadium, the ambient level for any given event dropped considerably. The crowd is much more spread out, more aisles, bigger aisles, much larger facility overall. Plus no concave surfaces focusing the sound as was the case in the Dome.

I would enjoy another audiologist examination. It's been a long, long time, I'd really enjoy learning the results from a test done proper.

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I just retired from the Marine Corps and have had regular hearing tests. I've been told, and have seen the results, that I have 15K threshold limit. Playing these files, I found I could, albeit barely, make out sounds up to 20 KHz. This is very surprising since I have tinnitus (constant ringing from aircraft and weapons) and am 41 this July 2012.

I guess my replacement of those "Bose" pieces of crap wasn't a total waste of the sound spectrum. I definitely enjoy just sitting and listening to my music now. More than I have in years. Good test, if you have fairly decent speakers...

I was wrong. As suspected, my Logitech Z906 on my computer was generating some of it's own sounds at high freqs. When I took a thumb drive downstairs to my NR3009 and RTi A9s, there was no anomaly. I can hear only up to 17.4 KHz. My son, who is 3 1/2, was looking at me with this crazy look as the 19 KHz plus tones were playing... LOL

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Oh this is scary...I am 48 and I can only just hear 14kHz. My wife said "are you kidding?"

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That's actually considered normal hearing for someone your
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Well, replaced my old Orb's with some new Paradigms (much better speaker), so decided to retest. Am still 64 and still can't hear above 14k. Rats, and I thought new speakers were going to be the fountain of youth...
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I had my hearing tested around 2005 or so, I think. Asked my HMO PPC, and he set me up with a specialist who put me through the paces. I knew my hearing was sub standard because I had trouble understanding conversation in difficult situations (noisy rooms). I'd be in a group of people talking to one another and they'd understand each other but I'd draw a blank on what was just said.

The specialist showed me the graphs. I'm OK up to about 3000 hz, and at that point and in each range tested beyond that I heard about 1/2 what other people hear. I hear it, it's just attenuated 50%. Now going to check out the test here...

Edit: I hit the test site. I can barely hear, but do hear a little 14khz. 12khz is much louder. I'm turning 69 on August 2.

My hearing being what it is, I'm not super into high end audio! I did this test with some pretty high end earbuds on, Etymotics ER4S. I can't say I've personally experienced the superiority of DTS over Dolby 5.1 watching movies. Maybe I could under the proper circumstances, or maybe my hearing isn't good enough to tell. My eyes are pretty good though, and I really appreciate my new Epson 8700ub projector.
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I'm 35 and I can hear up till 18Khz

After that, I can't hear any sound. frown.gif
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34 years here. Something weird going on with me. I can hear 18, can't hear 19, and can clearly hear 20 (It hurts!). How is that even possible?
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I can't hear higher than the 15k tone on my laptop with bose ear buds.

32 years old.

But hey who cares. Those frequencies are annoying. I like subwoofer frequencies much better and I can hear lower than most people -- down to 16hz, so I'd take that any day.

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If you have a Sound Level Meter you can check your PC speakers. My DB meter moved on all tones but my old ears stopped at 14 khz but I am 61 and

have hard motorcycles all my life. And worked at a Drag Strip when I was 17. Too many Rock concerts in the 70s and 80s :-) I guess this
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17K with right ear and 17.4K with my left, I'm 33, after that I can hear the driver clicking on and off but not really any sound. I have my hearing tested every year at my work and can hear into the 18k range on their equipment. Though they will play a tone and gradually increase the volume until you can hear it, if at all and you get a score based on the tone and volume of that tone. The company that does the test said I have excellent hearing and am above average for someone my age. I find that pretty funny as everything i do is loud, vehicles, music, HT, work, shooting. I only wear hearing protection when shooting though.

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Originally Posted by N8DOGG View Post

I only wear hearing protection when shooting though.
I started shoving something in my ears at rock shows when I realized I was having lasting tinnitus after shows. I do have permanent tinnitus, however. I learned to ignore it, of course, but it's always there. My dad had tinnitus. He told me at one point it disappeared, however toward the end of his life, when he was over 80 he was pretty close to deaf. I told him there was an advantage to that because he didn't have to endure the various forms of noise pollution in the city. He very strongly disagreed that being near deaf had any advantages!
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I am 49 and can hear to only 13k. 13k isn't offered as a choice in the OP's link but I found another set of test tones here:

Too much loud music when I was younger, I guess. I have serious problems making out conversation in a cocktail party sort of environment.
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with the speaker volume all the way up i can hear all of them, at "normal" the last one i can hear is 18khz; is that bad im only 25(though i havent used a Q-tip in a while biggrin.gif )

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