Download ultrasonic ringtones and test your hearing

It is possible to find out the highest sound frequency you can hear online. It is said that the younger you are, the higher the frequency you can hear. Ultrasonic Ringtones has all the higher frequencies a normal human should be able to hear. You can somewhat test your hearing on this web site, but take this with a grain of salt. It is by no mean a replacement for a test done by an audiologist.

Sound waveYou can also download ringtones of these various frequencies from Ultrasonic Ringtones and use them on your cell phones. The point in this is to avoid disturbing other people who can’t hear higher frequencies when your phone rings. For exemple, you could leave your cell phone turned on in class and chances are good your teacher will never hear it when it rings, but of course you’ll be disturbing the rest of the class. Apparently, these mosquito ring tones are very popular with teenagers.

As for me, despite slowly getting older (26 years old), I can hear 17.7 kHz very clearly. It’s so annoying, my ears feel like they want to start bleeding! If I turn up the volume of my speakers, I can also hear up to the 19.9 kHz frequency, but the sound is very faint. What about you? What’s the highest frequency you can hear?

Cymer October 23, 2007 at 5:54 am

Wow, this is the first time I see somebody else also has this problem. And I do mean ‘problem’ because a tone of 16 kHz not only makes me physically unwell but it also messes with my brain – I can’t think straight and I feel terrible.

I can hear most tv’s produce an awful continuous high frequency, sometimes even blocking out the normal sound, but they don’t produce the ‘killer’ frequency of 16 kHz. Phones do.

Obviously I can’t go public with this, since every goddamn phone or any sound device can produce these high frequencies and I have already noticed with certain ‘friends’ it is very tempting to test if the guy can really hear what they can not hear. Over and over again.

Which puts me in a tough spot, since these horrible ‘mosquito sound’ devices are even popping up in the shopping mall in my town in Holland and nobody seems to know it is not only kids that can hear it. It’s a serious problem for me but all I can do is hope that this crap will not get too popular – if you can’t find anyone on the whole internet experiencing the same problem you know you are a minority…

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