The "mosquito" test...... are you aurally old? - what can't you hear?!

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Original Poster

go here (read the blurb first):

journal.plasticmind.com/ear…un/

what can't you hear?


This is essentially the noise the mosquito device uses to disperse youngsters...you know, the one they put outside shops etc to get rid of the hoodies.

I am 28 and can just but very faint hear 17 can't hear 18 at all..

ukmonkey;3538906

I am 28 and can just but very faint hear 17 can't hear 18 at all..


also it may be out of your speakers range.

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t0mm;3538919

also it may be out of your speakers range.



possibly. i can hear them all, gf can't hear 17 but can hear 18 lol

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thats odd ican hear them all fine bar the 16 which can kinda hear just sounds like my tinnitus

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jellybaby22;3538962

couldnt hear 16 17 or 18....:o



that means you're REALLY old, lol :-D

Whats that sonny ?

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nikkib123;3538984

Your'e only as old as the man your are feeling. JB likes them young :-D



they do say your other senses become enhanced when one deteriorates :-D

i'm 28 and can hear 18..... oh i feel so young:)

15hz only

nothing else..............

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nikkib123;3539037

Oooh Grex you are naughty BUT nice



you ain't bad yourself :w00t:

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iglimpse;3539053

15hz onlynothing else..............



do you not have sensitive cat-ears?

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jellybaby22;3539067

:lol: come on..I do have some standards..... between 18 and 27........:p



STONE!??!?!


:-D:p

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jellybaby22;3539117

nah 18 is my upper limit on that front.......ya cheeky swine



I'm in it for the lolz :-D

I can hear them all. 17 was harder than 18

I have also had hearing problems all my life ..so how can you all not hear them? :?

On no we must be getting old the wife and me as we could only get to 15:?

I could hear all of them. 11 and 12 almost hurt my ears they were so loud! And I'm on the wrong side of 40!! :?

Just tried and I thought I had Tinnitus.
Could just about hear 16 at the grand age of 37.

Yep I could hear all them too.

These devices were fitted at my childrens schools after constant vandalism and then never used as apparently it would infringe the teenagers human rights!!

bellabonkers;3539134

I can hear them all. 17 was harder than 18



I agree, 17 was much more difficult to discern. After years of blowing my ears out with music it's reassuring to hit 18 - I doubt 20's in my range now (I was 27 on Thurs).

Edit: Testing with earphones and they're all fine - phew. Using tests further up the range I can only get to 19khz. I'd like to try them on equipment I know ranges further than my laptop soundcard though.

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MBeeching;3539325

I agree, 17 was much more difficult to discern. After years of blowing my … I agree, 17 was much more difficult to discern. After years of blowing my ears out with music it's reassuring to hit 18 - I doubt 20's in my range now (I was 27 on Thurs).Edit: Testing with earphones and they're all fine - phew. Using tests further up the range I can only get to 19khz. I'd like to try them on equipment I know ranges further than my laptop soundcard though.



everyone's equipment is different, no need for embarrassment :-D

grex9101;3539679

everyone's equipment is different, no need for embarrassment :-D



Hehe, yes. But! e.g. My Shure 530's have a 19khz roll off.

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MBeeching;3539735

Hehe, yes. But! e.g. My Shure 530's have a 19khz roll off.



roll off.......!!! :-D:-D:-D

I struggled with 17 but could hear all the others o.k. and I'm quite old.

I couldnt hear any then realised my speakers where on mute:w00t:

Banned

my head hurts! :-(

I could only hear up to 17 and im 18 years old lol
but when i played the 18 one the dogs in my house started barking

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X_vampiress_X;3540129

I could only hear up to 17 and im 18 years old lol but when i played the … I could only hear up to 17 and im 18 years old lol but when i played the 18 one the dogs in my house started barking



lol!!!!

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I thought it was meant to be some sort of wind up at first coz they are all really loud and have given me a headache :? lol

X_vampiress_X;3540129

I could only hear up to 17 and im 18 years old lol but when i played the … I could only hear up to 17 and im 18 years old lol but when i played the 18 one the dogs in my house started barking



grex9101;3540188

lol!!!!



The dogs in my house are no where near me either there down stairs and im in my bed room with my door closed lol

I can hear all of them apart from 18......so I turned up my speakers and then it was clear.....does that mean I'm as young as I ever was? :-D

nikkib123;3538984

Your'e only as old as the man your are feeling. JB likes them young :-D



What if we don't wanna FEEL men....does that mean my age is non-existant because I've never felt up a man? :whistling:

:giggle:

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realfriendlyman;3540336

I can hear all of them apart from 18......so I turned up my speakers and … I can hear all of them apart from 18......so I turned up my speakers and then it was clear.....does that mean I'm as young as I ever was? :-DWhat if we don't wanna FEEL men....does that mean my age is non-existant because I've never felt up a man? :whistling::giggle:



it means your age is infinite :?

salder21;3540368

it means your age is infinite :?



Sounds good to me.....considering men are supposed to become more attractive the older we get.....at this rate, I'll be the best looking guy of all time. :-D

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realfriendlyman;3540394

Sounds good to me.....considering men are supposed to become more … Sounds good to me.....considering men are supposed to become more attractive the older we get.....at this rate, I'll be the best looking guy of all time. :-D



Is that theory proved by this??......

http://www.platinum-celebs.com/messageboard/xmlnews/391-568.jpg


:? :?












em.....no! I think not!!!! lol

salder21;3540421

Is that theory proved by this??......:?em.....no! I think not!!!! lol



Why did you have to shatter my dreams? :x
Does this mean I won't be able to go out with girls fresh out of secondary school in 70 years time? :?

:cry:

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you could try, but then you would be compared to this guy!!....................................

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Herbert_(Family_Guy).JPG

http://www.catbirdseat.org/catbirdseat/herbert.jpg

Original Poster

salder, I'm just glad your location has the word "room" in it......

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grex9101;3540571

salder, I'm just glad your location has the word "room" in it......



loooool




.....:oops:

My dad couldn't hear any of them, even with his hearing aids in :oops: He's 58.
I could hear up to and including 16 but not the last two.
My aunt got a hearing aid at 25 and we're a bit prone to what I previously considered 'selective hearing' (the dog even has that when on a scent or another dog is about) but turns out it's actually hearing loss. Not in the case of the dog, she just ignores us.
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