How old are you and what are the frequency limits of your hearing?

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How’s the upper limit of your hearing?

  1. 8k upper limit

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  2. 10k upper limit

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. 12k upper limit

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. 14k upper limit

    12 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. 16k upper limit

    14 vote(s)
    22.2%
  6. 18k ( really ? )

    6 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Both ears significantly different

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  8. Just can’t seem to hear anything coming from certain people

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. podbaydoors

    podbaydoors AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ok, here is an uncomfortable question for all of us of a “certain age”.....

    How old are you and what are the frequency limits of your hearing?

    I’m 61, both ears hear down to 25ish hz and the difference is in the higher frequencies. The left ear hears up to 14.5 kHz but the right is dead to anything above 8 kHz.

    Using AR-3a or headphones, results are about the same.

    No discernible peaks or dips.

    Years of gigging with a double stack behind me and to the right apparently took it’s toll!

    No one who enjoys listening wants to lose the ability.

    Lou
     
  2. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    I'm 55. I don't know what my upper hearing limits are. But a long time ago I decided I wouldn't go anyplace where I couldn't talk to someone next to me without shouting.

    (Am I supposed to tick an option somewhere?)
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2017
  3. rshep

    rshep Working my way to 1000 posts Subscriber

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    I'm 58 and I don't hear anything over 10k anymore.
     
  4. Ohighway

    Ohighway Wannabe Minimalist Subscriber

    This test was done when I was 60.

    3-Rick hearing test 12-4-12.jpg
     
  5. BOUXY

    BOUXY Super Member

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    Talk about gigging.I played for 30 years with a Peavey MAX Bass Head (1000 Watts)Bi-Amped to 2 Peavey 3620 Bottoms (2 x 18s + 2 x 10's) per Cabs never having to go above 2 on Volume and can still hear around 15 with both Ears.I am 70:)
     
  6. podbaydoors

    podbaydoors AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Quite the setup!
    For bass I used an Acoustic 360 for low end and a 250 for the growl.
     
  7. MRL_Audio

    MRL_Audio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I don't hear anything from certain people... ;) Where's that choice.
     
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  8. NH-MAN

    NH-MAN AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    50, 12k and loss around 4k.
     
  9. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    65 & :dunno:
     
  10. Hobie1dog

    Hobie1dog Super Member

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    61 and upper limit is 12k
     
  11. Gazdatronik

    Gazdatronik Super Member

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    33 and scraping the middle of 17k.

    Although I don't know how since I have not been remotely nice to my ears since a young age.

    I do have tinnitus, but it hangs out around 15khz, so its not horrible.
     
  12. captouch

    captouch AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    50 and I can hear just a bit above 12k
     
  13. Tim64

    Tim64 Well-Known Member

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    53 I can hear 14k fine then it rolls off quickly, I guess brick wall filtering at 20k is not a issue for me. (unfortunately) :no:
     
  14. Tubeglowpio

    Tubeglowpio Active Member

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    My dad is 68 and can't hear above like 2k after years of machining at 3m. I always get down when I'm trying to show him my latest audio projects cause I know he's missing out.
     
  15. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    Free turkey giblets?

    What?

    Huh?
     
  16. podbaydoors

    podbaydoors AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yep, that’s me too!
     
  17. NoTransistors

    NoTransistors Dual Turntables Super-Restorer Subscriber

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    I used to be able to hear the resonance from a TV flyback transformer. That is long gone. Oh, wait, TVs with that technology are long gone.
     
  18. cgutz

    cgutz AK Member

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    30 plus years of marriage and I can't hear any frequencies from my wife's voice....:) :eek2:

    Actually, I'm 59, and about 10-12k is the limit for me these days.
     
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  19. NoTransistors

    NoTransistors Dual Turntables Super-Restorer Subscriber

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    I was girlfriend-deaf. That relationship did not last long.
     
  20. Tubeglowpio

    Tubeglowpio Active Member

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    I used to have a magic trick, I would tell my brother in the next room to turn the tv on and off and I would tell him when it was on or off by listening for the flyback.
     

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