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Old 6th November 2008, 06:51 AM   #1
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Default how high can you hear?

wanna find out?

see link below...sweeps from 22KHz down to 12Khz

note> just place your cursor over the bull's eye.



http://audiocheck.net/audiotests_frequencycheckhigh.php
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Old 6th November 2008, 07:59 AM   #2
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And this,
http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/hearing.html

Using a PC and so on is not the way to get an accurate test. It's OK for a bit of fun, that's all.
I am nearly 47 and can here -- just 16 Khhz. That's using headphones and a lab signal generator. Roll off for me starts around 14 Khz. I would estimate that between 14 and 16 khz the roll off is around 15 db.
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Old 6th November 2008, 08:17 AM   #3
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yea saw that before, only goes up to 16K.
If that was the only test methodology used for generating equal loudness curves, kinda makes me wonder about the accuracy. Other studies were done, but they are not referenced often.
Off Topic tho.
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I used to have awesome hearing,as a teen. I could hear really low stuff,and really high stuff,20khz+.
TV's and monitors would drive me NUTS from the flyback/HOT squeal. I've tossed a few CRT monitors for that very reason!

I haven't tested my hearing out in a while,but I think it's still "ok".
However,I once went target shooting with a friend,and forgot to get earplugs...I don't think my ears have been the same since. (So be careful!!)

I've never had very good luck getting clean HF signals out of an 'average' to 'good' PC sound card.
I might have to warm up the function generator.
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After the last thread, I decided to test it and on headphones or speakers it's rather different results.

So IMO it's a bum test for me without a reference

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Old 6th November 2008, 09:08 AM   #6
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Maybe it's really a test to make you feel bad about your PC sound, rather than your loss of HF hearing?
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without a reference
Regular navy testing procedure when i turned 18 was with headphones on in a silent room (the dampened wall straightjacket variety), and a morse code key for registering the response.
Same way how i did a check-up of myself a couple of times over the last two decades.
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I used ( when I were a lad ) to be able to hear the 19 Khz pilot tone on a Sony ST515 tuner. Sadly those days are long gone.
Think on this though, 20 to 20 Khz. That's 10 octaves.
So if you can only hear up to 5 Khz you have only lost the top couple of octaves
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Regular navy testing procedure when i turned 18 was with headphones on in a silent room (the dampened wall straightjacket variety), and a morse code key for registering the response.
Same way how i did a check-up of myself a couple of times over the last two decades.
I think the Royal Canadian Navy (so it was called when I was in) bought your used equipment


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Maybe it's really a test to make you feel bad about your PC sound, rather than your loss of HF hearing?
SOMEONE has a Creative Labs card

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Old 6th November 2008, 11:33 AM   #10
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Interesting test, had no problem hearing any of the tones upto the 22Khz tone through my seinheisers and computer. I am only in my 30s as yet. The test has some valadility as my 78 year old father couldnt hear anything till reaching 13Khz.
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