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Old 4th October 2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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Best thing, no wife. solves all the problems! Now to get rid of those annoying crickets!
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Old 4th October 2013, 04:18 PM   #12
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These little guys?

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Old 4th October 2013, 05:12 PM   #13
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no, crickets are black
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Old 4th October 2013, 05:14 PM   #14
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cicadas are much louder...
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Old 4th October 2013, 06:00 PM   #15
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It must be true...I read it in New Scientist .
Given how our hearing works it can not be true.

In our cochlea are hair cells which are arranged roughly in 1/3 octave bands.
When only the first ones bend over from acoustical pressure we hear a high pitched tone and when all bend we hear a very low frequency one.

At the bottom of each hair is a tiny muscle which contracts to bring the hair upright again. With advancing age these muscles gradually fail to do that.
The ones which got bend over most often are the first to fail to do their job.
These are the high frequency ones.
It is not only the same in men and women, it is the same in all mammals.
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Old 4th October 2013, 06:40 PM   #16
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Most of the crickets in our region are camel crickets. I've seen a few field crickets, but not many.
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Old 4th October 2013, 06:47 PM   #17
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AND doesn't mind the wires either.....
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Old 4th October 2013, 06:47 PM   #18
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so all I need is to exercise some buried tiny muscles to improve my age related uprightness - saves on those little blue or yellow pills ?

of course then the opportunity would need to "arise" as well

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Sound waves in the air are directed by the outer ear into the ear drum causing it to vibrate very slightly. The three bones of the middle ear (the smallest bones in the human body) work together as a lever system to amplify the vibrations as they pass them along to a smaller vibrating membrane on the surface of the cochlea of the inner ear. This vibration is passed on by the fluid filled spiral tube of the cochlea to tiny hair cells along the inside. As the hairs move, nerve cells at their base change this motion into electrical signals that are passed on to the brain. The brain in turn interprets those signals as sound.
Hearing loss or impairment can stem from a variety of problems, which can occur as sound is transferred along this mechanical and electrical paths to the brain. The causes can be as simple (and reversible) as wax build up or inflammation of the outer ear, or more serious yet often self-repairing broken eardrum, or even abnormal or dislocated bones of the middle ear.
Inner ear damage can be acquired from a short blast or repeated or prolonged exposure to loud noise (construction noise or a Walkman cranked up too loud). The delicate hairs in the cochlea can be irreparably destroyed. High frequency sounds are usually the first to go. Disease, infection or drugs can also damage the inner ear.
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Old 4th October 2013, 07:41 PM   #19
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Default You guys are hilarious

My I laws went to say a hearing doctor about this very problem, he told them after prolonged exposure to the frequency high or low the body naturally tunes it down. It made sense, they bought the idea and now both have an excuse. Marital bliss!
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