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Where is your hearing loss cutoff?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rockbobmel, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
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  2. Solude


    Sep 16, 2017
    48K? You might be a ferret :p
  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Don’t believe everything that you hear on the internet. :laugh:
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  4. Where is your hearing loss cutoff?

    When my wife asks me to do something...:rolleyes:

    Why am I shouting?
  5. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    The question could also be "how good is the sound system you are using" :D On mine, I'm about 26Hz to just under 13 K.
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  6. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    At least my thinking is....
  7. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Depends on the headphones and output
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  8. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    True, mine tops out at around 15000. Not too bad for approaching 40.
  9. Anders Barfod

    Anders Barfod

    Jan 16, 2015
    I tested a tone generator among a class of teenagers (14-15) I am 42 and played loud rock for more than 23 years. I tested 14000Hz.. I heard nothing but the students heard it fine.. I am down around 13000Hz sensitiviy..
  10. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I fired up that app. I had my phone on full volume and played the 20K tone - my daughter comes racing from three rooms away...”what is that sound”? I couldn’t hear it.

    I top out around 12-13kHz....and that coincides with my tinnitus.
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    16-17k. Done it many times in the past, usually the highs stop at 14k, but with this one I heard up to 17k. Pretty good for 57, I'd say.


    there were times I heard different tones that I know aren't as high as they should have sounded, so I wonder if this test is bogus.
  12. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    You can't really test hearing without a system that is free of innate distortion and all external artifacts. Despite claims made by some current vendors, certified audiologists and researchers in most states use a "audiometric" booth and dedicated testing system.
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  13. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Mine cuts off around 14kHz. My wife can hear to at least 18kHz well into her 40s but it does mean that electronic whining bothers her much more.
  14. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    I'd say damn impressive, Jimmy.
  15. somegeezer


    Oct 1, 2009
    15Hz [14 with difficulty]. Up to 17.5kHz, which I have a feeling is actually the limit of these headphones, and not my hearing, because it is a very sudden drop, unlike the low frequencies.
    But I am also a youngin. A mere 26.
  16. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
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  17. craigie


    Nov 11, 2015
    Belltone labs will give you a free hearing test.
  18. bearfoot


    Jan 27, 2005
    Chittenango, NY
    I hear it drop off right around 15.5k, this is with a pair of budget 3' tall L/R towers, a decent center channel , as well as surround channels going. Then the sub is in a coffee table sized cab w 1x15", so the lows are decent.
  19. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    I COULD hear a little higher, but the purpose was to clock my hearing before major drop off frequencies. So I don't think clinical system is necessary.
    Besides, the Cicadas in my ears won't stop and they sing around 5K hz
  20. 58 to 3,650.
    I thought sure I'd go lower.
    The 3,650 is higher than I thought, though.
    Then again, computer monitors might not be giving me much to be hearing.
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