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July 12th, 2006

Test your hearing range! A series of pure sinewave test tones covering the audio spectrum from 20 Hz to 22 KHz, each preceded by a vocal announcement giving the frequency of the following tone. Tones created in Cool Edit Pro. PLEASE:- 1) Download the file, don't try the test using the Freesound preview. 2) You need a decent quality sound card/interface or you may well be hearing false sub-harmonics at the top end of the test.

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    FreqMan 8 years, 2 months ago

    First my eyesight, now this...

    I used to be able to hear all the way up to 22kHz when I was about 10 or so I remember being able to tell when anyone switched on a television anywhere in the house.

    Nowadays I can hear just about up to 15.5 kHz

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    acclivity 8 years, 2 months ago

    Ah well, Dob, I don't feel quite so bad then, at a few days off 64.

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    dobroide 8 years, 2 months ago

    M idea was that you could tell age directly from hearing range... Not so, some googling and it seems ther is plenty of variation within age groups:
    http://www.ochenk.com/entry.php?id=63

    BTW, mine is bad for my age, just 11 KHz at 47 yr... definitely handicaped and going deaf!

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    sagosen 8 years, 2 months ago

    I stop at 16 KHZ, can't hear a thing afterwards. :)

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    acclivity 8 years, 2 months ago

    I can hear to 11 KHz, with the volume wound well up. On a low-fi m/b sound interface, I hear erroneous sub-harmomics from around 14 KHz up. Using my Edirol UA-1ex USB sound interface, there is (for me) absolute silence from 12 KHz up (just a glitch when the tone ends). So it's a useful test of the quality of the sound interface, too. I'm using HD-25 headphones in both cases.

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