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. Purplybob

    Purplybob New Member

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    51 years old. 13k and change
     
  2. SiliconTi

    SiliconTi AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    47 and am good to 14K. I can live with that.
     
  3. JohnnyNapalm

    JohnnyNapalm Member

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    Tested a few years back and was over 16k. Tested within the last month and am upper 14’s.! Aged 51 going on 12.
     
  4. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

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    mid teens freq's, mid aged, wife filtered around 100 hz ...human voice is higher, I know.

    Q
     
  5. onwardjames

    onwardjames Hoardimus Maximus Subscriber

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    45 years old, I peter out around 15ish.
     
  6. spinroch

    spinroch Unspecified Life Form Subscriber

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    Rochester, NY
  7. m3gunner

    m3gunner AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    54 and about 12k or so...
     
  8. c.coyle

    c.coyle Fighting the Dunning-Kruger Effect Subscriber

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    64 next month. I just tried a few online tests. On my trusty Sony MDR-V6 headphones I can barely hear 15K, with my right ear a little more sensitive. I'm kinda surprised it's that good.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  9. Andyman

    Andyman Scroungus Stereophilus Subscriber

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    65 and finally got hearing aids a few months back. I've had tinnitus from shooting for 40+ years and hearing loss since the early 1980s

    Here's my audiogram. I'd suggest anyone over 50 get a real hearing test and not trust online ones; but you may not like your results.

    20170920_133128.jpg
     
  10. brian222

    brian222 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Yes..I avoid restaurants with multiple t.v.'s and high ceilings.
     
  11. Erhard-Audio

    Erhard-Audio AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am 59....and can you speak up a bit louder??......;)
    I used to work in recording studios and played in a band and although I've not had my hearing tested for a while, I know it is still pretty darn good. Even after playing in a band, it did not seem to damage my hearing.
     
  12. trinhsman

    trinhsman Well-Known Member

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    I drop off at about 12k. However, my Mother is 87 and she can hear ants fart.
     
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  13. mkane

    mkane AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    65 and I can't hear the alarm clock when it's on my right.
     
  14. soundmig

    soundmig AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Not necessarily ... the upper harmonics "influence" the overall waveform and you may still be able to "hear" the effects of those upper frequencies even though you don't "hear" a straight sine wave tone above 14kHz.
     
  15. DMan23

    DMan23 New Member

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    55 and each ear has varying performance returns due to a 1989 upset girlfriend, disagreeing with we that we should break up - true story. Popped my left eardrum and I've learned to accommodate the delta between R & L.
     
  16. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What did she hit you with?
     
  17. markbark12

    markbark12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Hi Pod and Brian, Can my guys play with yours! Mine is the Beagle-Dachshund. Oh 72 and can't hear beyond 9k so I now Don't worry about burned out tweeters any longer
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2018
  18. markbark12

    markbark12 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ballylongford. Truly sorry about your boy! My heart goes out to you! Mark
     
  19. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

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    From what I've read, inability to hear the upper frequencies may not effect the overall listening experience as drastically as some tend to believe...least that's what some sound specialists have found. Most of range of voice/instruments are well under the higher Hz, so not to become too alarmed.

    Perhaps some with a background in sound can verify or qualify this?

    Q
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2018
  20. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

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    Not to be on the contrary, as this may be true in part, but it's after 40 that you really know what to do with this "information".:biggrin:

    Q
     
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