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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jmiles, Apr 22, 2015.
11k. My ears are shot. I wish I could wear earplugs, but they make me sing flat.
After I took the test through headphones with the volume high, I noticed some other stuff on the page:
"Attention! Always make sure headphones/ speakers are set to a low volume to avoid damage to hearing or equipment."
Just like our ability to hear, the fact that something is right in front of us and we have the functioning sensory equipment, does not mean we will notice the details.
As a boy, I could hear the neighbor's dog whistle. It seemed to have no location (I only recall hearing it when the neighbor was on the other side of the house, or something). It also didn't seem to start and stop clearly. Additionally, it was as much a feeling or atmosphere as a sound.
Alert: old, dusty memory returns. In high school, we had a practice space inside a recreation building. Down the hill below us was a park that hosted a lot of civic-minded stuff, like the dog show we saw one day. I can't remember what actually happened, but we certainly did think about getting a dog whistle and blowing it though our PA, which had to be aimed right. I don't think we acted on this, though, since the cut-off frequency of the PA was limited by our Shure 545s, Dual Showman PA head, and our homebuilt Voice of the Theatre speaker enclosures. I still have a mental image of the dogs running around as if in a Disney movie.
More info on these fun homemade voice of theatre speakers! Haha
The last time I had a hearing test, the doctor looked at the results and said,
"well, you seem to be functioning...somehow."
Could hear all the way to about 10,000. Couldn't hear anything until above 400. So I guess I'm not doing so bad.
I was using a good pair of headphones though.
Yeah, but the thing is, we may not be able to hear our wives, but womens hearing range is so high they can hear us think! In fact they can also hear emotions - which is right up there where sound frequencies turn into light… it's true!
There was a guy in town who later grew up to be a carpenter/woodworker/homebuilder. He made these mini VOT cabs that we would rent when starting out. I took the measurements, then got a 5' x 8' plywood board and cut it up and put it together. For the curved wooden horn, I took a piece of 1/4" plywood and used a rotary saw set to a depth of 1/8". I made a cut every 3/8 - 1/2 inches, which allowed me to bend the plywood into a curve. I apologize for my bad vocabulary, but I wound up not following in the footsteps of my father, who taught me the ways of the garage.
Put in 15" JBL in each cabinet. We had no concept of frequency response. They were loud enough, with a Dual Showman for a head, and looked very cool. A year later, we joined up with an organist would had his own home-built PA. In fact, in the 60s, weren't most PAs for bands home-built?
A mate just informed me that my computer speakers won't produce any frequencies higher than that anyway so I may be better than that. :idea:
I'm 40, and could pretty easily still hear at 15,500, but above 16K it was difficult to really be sure if I was hearing anything or not.
Just gave my tinutiits a new tone...hope not for weekend...oh well
I asked for it..
I got to 15.5k on some crappy ear buds.
Quit your Braggin'!.....
9000....one nearfiedtspeaker at low volume. I've had psychic tinnitus for a while that disapeared when I got panic free. I'm 50. My hearing was litle below average when I was 18 and was checked for military service
It went out at 9,000 and back in around 11,000 and then back out about 11,500.
I didn't use headphones.
When I spent 20 years in a truck and heavy equipment shop as a mechanic, we had our hearing checked annually. I had super excellent ears in the beginning but along the way I lost ground in the high mid range.
It may have had something to do with pounding on 12 foot snow plow bells with a sledge hammer amoung every other thing one could beat on.
I miss my super hearing that has been replaced by a slight tinnitus.
Way back in grade 5 we were tested for our ability to differentiate between slight differences in tone. We weren't told why.
The next year they had put all the good hearing folks in one class who had to take music and had to be in the school band.
We were a pretty good band. Perhaps there was wisdom in that.
I'll have to try that again with headphones on my good computer later.
The box is behind an insulated wall so no fan noise is present and the headphones are high quality pumped through a soundblaster Zx. Nice sound.
The fact that the range lost is similar to sound proof booth testing results for me says this has merit. I just have to know...
ASIO and great sound: http://www.soundblaster.com/products/sound-blaster-zx.aspx Confirmed.
W/ a sample size of 28 thus far, we have a strong linear trend of hearing w/ age w/ R-squared of 55%. P-value 5.7 x 10^-6. Follows the population average on that website closely. I couldnt find age data for 13 of you Some leveraging is happening due to the age gap between 28 and 40. For folks who responded w/ values for each ear, I averaged em.
Got to 14,000 holding my iPhone next to my ear, then nothing. I'm 52 but only a closet guitarist.
I'm the OP, and I'm 68.
I was shocked. Took the test 4 times. Didn't hear a beep the first 3. Once I un muted went up to 16000
As long as I can still hear Kanye I ain't deaf enough