Can you hear?

#1
Try this and see if your work has effected what you can hear.

http://www.ultrasonic-ringtones.com/

After 23 years I got 12 then using headphones it went to 14.1. But the army said my work never effected my hearing.
:pissedoff:
 
#2
Hear what ????

BT.
 
#4
Good to see that I still have the hearing of a teenager (17.7kHz) despite being in my late 20's. Funny how it was very selective with the ex :D
 
#5
My wife keeps saying I never listen, I now have proof that I just can’t hear. :D
 
#6
I got 14.1 on laptop speakers and on a pair of plug in desktop ones. Inconclusive really. Mind you I did burst my right eardrum on friday after an ear infection got out of control. Nasty!

Tip:- if you've got a lot of pain in your ear that you think might be a sinus infection, get to your GP/MO right away. I went to the chemists for some decongestant. This had no effect whatever and the next day the pressure blew a hole in my eardrum. Doctor says it should heal fine but don't let it happen to you. This is a case for some antibiotics sharpish.
 
#7
There must be something wrong with that test. I can hear all the tones bar the last one.

MsG
 
#10
Bugsy said:
There must be something wrong with that test. I can hear all the tones bar the last one.

MsG
ahahaaha!

the last one was to catch people out!

You claimed to be able to hear a tone that contained absolutely no sound!

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 22.4kHz
nice try though
 
#12
Pompeii said:
Brew_Time said:
Hear what ????

fugly said:
Eh? Say again?

Ba$tards.
Can't hear a fcuking thing!
Seriously.
Either my hearing's even more badly fcuked up than I thought or the audio settings on my PC are and at the moment I don't know which. Hearing was damaged by a close encounter of the 66mm kind 30ish years ago, high-frequency hearing loss, wear hearing aids. Don't let them fcuk your ears up!
 
#13
ahhh when i left the Army, on my final medical the doctors said my hearing was shot, and i could claim disability pension BUT if i di i wouldnt be able to get work, now this was back late 80s, so didnt know of rules regulations etc, so i said dont do it and i got passed as A1 hearing.

Conned or what, going deaf in one ear badly.
 
#14
Of course you have to realise that this has got less to do with how good your ears are than it has do with what you are listening on.

The frequency response of the average laptop speakers don't go high enough to play some of the tones. That explains why some people that tried it with headphones after trying a laptop got different results.

The special hearing test gear in a med centre are calibrated for the specific purpose of being used for a hearing test.
 

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#15
Like Kahonen said, listening to it on that page is meaningless.

I've scored very well on 2 Army hearing tests, but couldn't hear even 14.1 on headphones there. However, turning on speakers and turning the volume up, and I can hear all but the last one. I'll bet the rest of you will find the same if you fiddle around with your computer / speakers.

You need the frequencies played at specific dB levels in a controlled silent environment to find out how good your hearing actually is.
 
#17
Utter bo&%$cks. My hearing is shot to bits (26 years in the army), I have a hearing aid for both ears now, I'm 44 years old and don't bother buying watches with alarms because I can't hear the firkin things. I got to 18.1 (without the hearing aids in !!) on my lap top speakers. Just a gimmick to get you to buy their ringtones.

On a serious note, my hearing was perfect when I joined the army. Got mashed 18 years ago due to work environment (we all do it) and has decreased slowly ever since to it's current state. Most people in the army will suffer 'noise induced hearing loss' (high tone hearing loss) to various degrees (except clerks) so my advice is to have your annual hearing test and make sure it is recorded in your Med File. When it comes to time-up it could bring an extra pension/1 off payment if it's all recorded. Don't let your MO fob you off with warnings of loss of income if you get work later. Get yourself a gucci set of digital hearing aids (free) in your last 12 months or so and save yourself about £4,000 later when you'll have to pay for them in civie strasse.
 
#19
Sarastro said:
Like Kahonen said, listening to it on that page is meaningless.

I've scored very well on 2 Army hearing tests, but couldn't hear even 14.1 on headphones there. However, turning on speakers and turning the volume up, and I can hear all but the last one. I'll bet the rest of you will find the same if you fiddle around with your computer / speakers.

You need the frequencies played at specific dB levels in a controlled silent environment to find out how good your hearing actually is.
I agree i could hear them all except for the last one on my laptop speakers i think the test is w**k and a con for kids to buy the ringtones
 
#20
I wouldnt pay too much attention to these tests. Your computer soundcard, amplifier, headphones, speakers etc are most likely absolutely shtie at accurately reproducing tones.. so its definately not going to be accurate.

J.
 

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