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post #1 of 165 Old 05-18-2010, 01:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Take the hearing test at this website. How high can you hear the mosquito tones?

I need to wait until I get in a quiet room to do this - casue I got to much noise in my office right now!

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post #2 of 165 Old 05-18-2010, 10:29 PM
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16khz for me

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I experienced sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my left ear in 4/09. My left inner ear was damaged from falling asleep with with ear bud style headphones that I bought from Costco the week before, they completely sealed the ear to increase bass response. The volume was just very low, low enough to help fall asleep after a long day, I woke up about 4am with my left ear to the pillow and the rest is history.

My hearing loss in my left ear is mostly 1000Hz and below due to the hairs in the inner ear dying off (I also have tinnitus now which started since I woke up that morning, blows sometimes).

Enough of my rant, I have all the hearing charts from then and this test reflect similar results for upper frequency 14Hz left ear and 17.4Hz right ear.

The cheese fell off my cracker a long time ago...
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I can hear the 17.4 clearly but not the 18...
I have small self-powered Bose (please don't kick me out of the 20K+ forum! ) desktop computer speakers; I wonder if they can go to 18....?

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16k for me. I guess I don't need to worry about getting a better tweeter response in my room.
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Steve. What did you say?

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I can hear to 12khz. 14 drops off the map but I have one bad ear.
Notice: Anyone intending on yelling at me please do so in 14khz frequency and above please.
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Very clever Alan,but what I want to know is where is the test for how well one can FEEL D-BOX?
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17 for my left ear, 17.4 for my right ear (I'm 35). I could hear the clicking of the driver (or recording) at the beginning and end of the tone for higher frequencies but did not discern an actual tone.
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I can always tell how well I am feeling D box by listening to her.

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18KHz both ears.

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19khz here
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I can hear the 15kHZ in my left ear and the 17kHz in the right and it is a strain to hear those - drop down 1kHz in each ear and they are very easy to spot.. I am 38 and worked around loud equipment for many years (farm machinery, tractor driving, etc). I really wish I had noise cancelling headphones when I was a teenager driving tractor in the summer.
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Post your age, too. There is generally a pretty significant high frequency loss with each decade of life.

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And post whether and how long you have driven a sports care and the the religeon of your wife. Being continually exposed to high pitched screaming and whining kills high frequency ear response.

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post your age, too. There is generally a pretty significant high frequency loss with each decade of life.


The cheese fell off my cracker a long time ago...
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I can just barely here 16K. I'm 52.
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My 16K result was with 44 yr old ears that spent 16 years in a gigging band.
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I have been driving sports cars since 16 (some convertibles) My wifes religion is Crazy Brazilian...I hear 50 to 11k but, when I feel D box I hear 7 to 39k and when she asks about honey do or if I am getting " not another" new electronic item I am totally deaf
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17khz age 51
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Our PC speakers have limitations. On my neighbors laptop I can clearly hear 14khz but on my laptop I hear nothing past 12khz.
So everyone should also list what they are conducting this test on. This is good, I am not as def as I thought
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17 for my left ear, 17.4 for my right ear (I'm 35). I could hear the clicking of the driver (or recording) at the beginning and end of the tone for higher frequencies but did not discern an actual tone.

This was with my laptop (built-in sound, nothing fancy) and a set of UE Triple.fi. Looking at the specs, these earbuds may not reproduce frequencies above 17Khz so I may need to try it again with some real speakers.
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This was with my laptop (built-in sound, nothing fancy) and a set of UE Triple.fi. Looking at the specs, these earbuds may not reproduce frequencies above 17Khz so I may need to try it again with some real speakers.

Greg can you hear me?

If so congrats, I said that flat out full frequency to 20khz
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Well, I'm 69 and couldn't hear the 8K Hz tone! Guess that's why I've never worried about the high freq roll off in Audyssey.
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My father-in-law still enjoys his old AR speakers. He's in his 70's. It's obvious from a listen that the tweeters of these speakers have given up the ghost!

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My father-in-law still enjoys his old AR speakers. He's in his 70's. It's obvious from a listen that the tweeters of these speakers have given up the ghost!

Ho, ho! I have a pair of AR 3a's (bought in '69 when I finished my postdoc and headed to Berkeley). They are in the living room, though, for background music, not in the HT.

PS Loosing the octave from 8 to 16 KHz is better, though, than loosing the one from 20 to 40 Hz.
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Ho, ho! I have a pair of AR 3a's (bought in '69 when I finished my postdoc and headed to Berkeley). They are in the living room, though, for background music, not in the HT.

I've still got a working pair of 3a's myself, in storage. I should test them sometime!

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OK...after the joking I actually took the test.. 12K...but,also note after increasing the volume level to max I was barely able to hear the 14k...so.. in my case ,some improvement with higher volume level....I am using Dali Euphonia in wall with this computer system...note...my wife could hear 16K......wheres the low end test? or.....to hard to do as tactile would skew the results?
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donreyno, your hearing is lying to you! It is a function of volume. It doesn't just drop off like a cliff at some frequency. And it's generally not identical for both ears.

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