Originally Posted by SnoopKatt
16k, 19...yikes :/ Sennheiser HD555's.
Strange, because I can hear the 16k perfectly (and loud), but I hear absolutely nothing on the 17k. Maybe it's my sound card or something.
At 16khz, everyone should hear a sudden sharp start and then it bleeds off. I know this.
However, for me, that sudden sharp start doesn't taper off. It's very uncomfortable for me as it just doesn't loosen at all. But I can detect my ear allowing it to taper off as most hyperacusis types can control it after training.
I call it the buzz-kill effect. Hyperacusis patients have to listen to a constant hissing/buzzing noise (like a radio channel not tuned) with a hearing aid to counteract hyperacusis - otherwise we would go nearly mad.
Mine is under control after about 2 years.
17khz is similar, but not such a sharp pricking sensation.