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How good is your hearing?

Wes

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notch hearing loss at 4 kHz - from lightning strikes
 

jasonhanjk

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I can feel the pain in my ear at 19.5kHz. Never repeated that after more than 10 years.
 

AdamG247

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Great thread. Should be promoted to front page/sticky status. Knowledge of what your hearing range actually is can help users better select audio devices and gear. I am at 14K in one ear. The other is dismal. With this knowledge I now know for certain that eq-ing anything above 14k is wasted amp energy.
 

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Almost exactly 18KHz at 29.
 

raistlin65

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I can hear to about 14KHz, but it appears I have a notch filter for the frequencies of my wife’s voice sometimes, or so she says.
I call it a limiter, cause it prevents distorsion in our brains

I think some people have an expectation bias that boosts the wife's voice frequencies and perceive them as louder. :D
 

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I am 49. Just a couple weeks ago I could "sense" up to 16Khz.

For dB difference test, I passed 0.5db. I could sense 0.2db down, but not really up, thus not doing well in that test.
0.5db:
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0.2db:
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For pitch, I could do 5c.
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For ms 2 way, 10ms easily, lower is not as easy
10ms_2ways.jpg
 
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Apart from catching the mosquito warble which surprised me, the thing I learned is that my ambient noise level is shockingly high compared to the quiet test tones.
 

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Depends on SPL. It drops sharply around 16-17 kHz. I am 53.
 

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'How good is your hearing?' - Isn't this the most important thing to consider when buying audio equipment?
 
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