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Duskygrin
11-27-2006, 10:30 AM
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Tired_Of_You
11-27-2006, 11:49 AM
I actually have problems with my ears (acouphènes/tinnitus in English I think), but it's not really a serious problem, as I can't really hear the ringing noise in my anymore. It's too low. I guess I'm lucky it kinda went away like that.
I'm happy I had no problem hearing that silent ringtone.

Tired_Of_You
11-27-2006, 11:58 AM
Je l'entends encore, mais c'est tellement tellement bas, qu'en fait c'est comme si j'en avait plus du tout. Hense, at night if I concentrate I can hear it, but it doesn't bother me since it's sooo low. I didn't really know how to say it. Haha. J'espère qu'un jour, ça va partir pour de bon, mais c'est bien parti.

T-6005
11-27-2006, 12:28 PM
Agh, that was incredibly painful. I can't stand noises like that. It's the same way I can hear when a television is on even when the screen is black, and have to turn it off. And on occasion, they have those things at the entrance of stores which make really high-pitched sounds - those hurt like hell, too.

FrancoDaHui
11-27-2006, 12:33 PM
Agh, that was incredibly painful. I can't stand noises like that. It's the same way I can hear when a television is on even when the screen is black, and have to turn it off. And on occasion, they have those things at the entrance of stores which make really high-pitched sounds - those hurt like hell, too.

yeah, same here. that "silent ringtone" was annoying, i don't think it's very useful

mrconeman
11-27-2006, 01:23 PM
That's a very unpleasant noise.

opivy21
11-27-2006, 01:26 PM
That hurts my ears.

Sinister
11-27-2006, 01:36 PM
I heard it painfully well.

0r4ng3
11-27-2006, 01:38 PM
I heard it clearly, but it wasn't that annoying or painful. Maybe I just have a high tolerance for sounds like that.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
11-27-2006, 01:43 PM
I heard it clearly, but it wasn't that annoying or painful. Maybe I just have a high tolerance for sounds like that.

Same here.
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I remember reading about this earlier in the year. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito_Ringtone) has all the information I remember. I want one of those Mosquito things.

Edit:

Anyone can hear this one (http://www.cutecellphones.com/members/tones/mp3/teenbuzz/20KHz.mp3)? My dog can, but I can't (I'm actually not sure, I kinda hear a sound when I turn my head a certain way, but anyway...) She was sleeping and when I started playing that, she woke up and looked at the computer up until it finished playing.

It's really faint, and still not annoying in any way, but I can hear it.

Revolver-2005?
11-27-2006, 01:49 PM
Fuck that's annoying

Sinister
11-27-2006, 01:54 PM
I wonder if Linda can hear it. Putting her name here will certainly draw her attention.

wheelchairman
11-27-2006, 01:55 PM
Well it's an uncomfortable sound, but I clearly heard it.

Tired_Of_You
11-27-2006, 01:55 PM
Anyone can hear this one (http://www.cutecellphones.com/members/tones/mp3/teenbuzz/20KHz.mp3)? My dog can, but I can't (I'm actually not sure, I kinda hear a sound when I turn my head a certain way, but anyway...) She was sleeping and when I started playing that, she woke up and looked at the computer up until it finished playing.

Sinister
11-27-2006, 01:58 PM
I heard some crackling.

Tizzalicious
11-27-2006, 01:59 PM
Anyone can hear this one (http://www.cutecellphones.com/members/tones/mp3/teenbuzz/20KHz.mp3)? My dog can, but I can't (I'm actually not sure, I kinda hear a sound when I turn my head a certain way, but anyway...) She was sleeping and when I started playing that, she woke up and looked at the computer up until it finished playing.

That one is clearer to me than the other one. And they are both annoying.

Tired_Of_You
11-27-2006, 02:00 PM
I heard some crackling.It's not a crackling noise, it's an annoying one just like the one Maria posted, but even harder to hear, since it's 20 Hz I think.

Sinister
11-27-2006, 02:02 PM
I know, but I only heard crackling because I like music loud and kill my ears with it.

HeadAroundU
11-27-2006, 02:22 PM
It's not a crackling noise, it's an annoying one just like the one Maria posted, but even harder to hear, since it's 20 Hz I think.
It's the other way. 15 Hz is harder to hear than 20 Hz. What's the range? 20 - 20 000 Hz.

I heard both, not a pleasant sound.

Tired_Of_You
11-27-2006, 02:25 PM
That's kinda weird then. I can clearly hear the 15hz sound, but the 20hz is more difficult.

wheelchairman
11-27-2006, 02:25 PM
I didn't hear that one at all. But I heard Maria's.

0r4ng3
11-27-2006, 02:26 PM
I figured the 20hz would be harder to hear, what with the higher frequency and all. I heard the 15hz, but not the 20hz.

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 02:29 PM
I heard both of them very clearly. They where both pretty annoying but I really hate high pitched sounds.

Lars
11-27-2006, 02:48 PM
First one was easy to hear. I don't think I heard anything from the second one and I used headphones to drown out other noise to try and see if I could.


I like etymotic's earplugs, you can stand infront of large pa stacks and walk out later without even having a ringing in your ears.

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 02:50 PM
I figured more people would have heared the one ToY posted. It was pretty lound and very easy to hear for me.

Yatesy
11-27-2006, 03:02 PM
I heard them both..wish I didn't though, they were both horrible sounds.

T-6005
11-27-2006, 03:10 PM
I heard the 15hz one really easily, but couldn't hear a thing on the 20hz.

randman21
11-27-2006, 04:27 PM
They were both easy to hear for me, but the the 15hz one was more audible. I'm thinking the reason for that has less to do with the frequency of the tones than their volumes.

Jebus
11-27-2006, 04:43 PM
I can hear the 15KHz clip clearly but I can't hear the 20KHz clip at all. There's something about not being able to hear a noise that other people can that freaks me out. It's like not being able to see a color that other people can. It's weird.

and I just tried it on my mom. She can't hear any of them.

EDIT: I find 15KHz sound pleasing to my ear for some reason.

Jebus
11-27-2006, 05:14 PM
You can compare tones from 10Khz to 22Khz here.
http://www.ninjaringtones.com/?ringtone=15

I could hear the tone somewhat clearly up to 17Khz. From 18Khz to 19khz I don't really hear a distinguishable sound, but I kind of "sense" the sound is there. 20 and up and don't hear anything at all.

I also read this in some other site so maybe that's the reason.

Note that many sound cards and speakers won't reproduce the highest or lowest frequencies and noise can mask them also. Ideally they should be copied digitally and played through your stereo system.
I kind of get the feeling the noise my computer is making is also interfering.

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 05:27 PM
I could hear all of them. 17 and 18 were kind of faint but the others were very noticable.

HeadAroundU
11-27-2006, 05:49 PM
nah, TOY's mp3 is 20 KHz = 20 000 Hz.

Linda
11-27-2006, 06:03 PM
I heard all of them, no problem.

HeadAroundU
11-27-2006, 06:06 PM
here's the test:
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=20680
20 Hz to 22 KHz

Well, I had to turn volume up to hear 20, 30, 40, 50 Hz. Then turn it down because it was annoying as fuck. I went till 16 KHz and then I couldn't hear anything even with turning volume up.
Also, there is a chance that your speakers are not able to produce such a range.

T-6005
11-27-2006, 07:13 PM
I can't hear anything above 17Khz. It's not even fainter - it just cuts out entirely. It might be my speakers, who knows?

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 07:19 PM
I can hear everything perfect up to 17Khz then I can kind of tell they are htere but can't really hear them.

After listening to that whole thing not only do my ears hurt but the rest of my body too.

Apathy
11-27-2006, 07:46 PM
I heard the first two posted very clearly, I'm still pretty young though.

What's the point of having this on a ringtone? So you can hear your phone ring when no one else does?
Or maybe so you can't hear it but you can annoy the hell out of everyone else who does?

0r4ng3
11-27-2006, 07:48 PM
It's so when it rings in class, the teacher can't hear it, and thus your phone can't be confiscated.

Apathy
11-27-2006, 07:51 PM
...but everyone else in the class would hear it.

Not to mention the TA, I'm not sure if anyone else's school has those anymore though.

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 07:53 PM
Alot of my classes have TAs.

Apathy
11-27-2006, 07:55 PM
Well there you go.

I tried it out on my mom, she didn't hear it at all. She's only like 34, I was actually a little surprised.

Jebus
11-27-2006, 08:09 PM
I heard all of them, no problem.
I find that hard to believe. Are you trying to prove something? I'm just 18 and I could barely hear past 17KHz. You're a few times older than me and you magically have superior hearing than the younger folk here.


...but everyone else in the class would hear it.

Not to mention the TA, I'm not sure if anyone else's school has those anymore though.
not since elementary school...or do you mean students TAs who do it for credits, not paid TAs?

WebDudette
11-27-2006, 08:15 PM
I have Student TA's at my High School.

And Jebus has a point I couldn't hear a thing past 17Khz and I'm only 15.

0r4ng3
11-27-2006, 08:17 PM
It's not always age. It can vary from person to person.

Jebus
11-27-2006, 08:21 PM
It's not always age. It can vary from person to person.
Maybe 15khz is possible with good hearing. There's no way she could hear 20khz though.

subsonic
11-27-2006, 10:48 PM
i heard all of those
and so did my mom and she's 45

I don't know
11-28-2006, 11:45 AM
I can hear them very clearly and so does my dad

Linda
11-28-2006, 11:54 AM
I find that hard to believe. Are you trying to prove something? I'm just 18 and I could barely hear past 17KHz. You're a few times older than me and you magically have superior hearing than the younger folk here.




I'm sorry you find that so hard to believe, but it's true. I did hear all of them.
Maybe it's because I didn't spend my teenage years with earbuds blasting music in my ears.

HeadAroundU
11-28-2006, 12:40 PM
Did you try my test?
http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/samplesViewSingle.php?id=20680

offspring dude
11-28-2006, 01:41 PM
i heard everything quite clearly. It started fading out from about 15Khz and then i couldn't hear anything past 17Khz, i'm not sure if it was me or my speakers because they are quite rubish and the sound just kinda went from something i could hear from another room to absolutely nothing. If it was my ears then i should really start taking more care of them because for my age i should be able to hear higher stuff

Linda
11-28-2006, 06:02 PM
Linda, how can you hear a 21 hertz sound? Nobody I know of can! You sure you heard it? Distinguishable?


I guess I have good hearing.

Yes, I'm sure. Yes.

Lars
11-29-2006, 08:42 AM
So I thought I'd check this on my younger brother. Tried it (the link Jebus gave) on his computer (mac duo core running windows at the time) and 17 was the highest pitch, after that they seemed to be going down again and we heard them all. I guess computers make a difference. I couldn't hear anything past 16 on my laptop using some sennheiser headphones.

Little_Miss_1565
11-29-2006, 08:59 AM
I could faintly hear the ringtone. Too much rock and roll, I guess.

All About Eve
11-29-2006, 10:22 AM
Agh, that was incredibly painful. I can't stand noises like that. It's the same way I can hear when a television is on even when the screen is black, and have to turn it off. And on occasion, they have those things at the entrance of stores which make really high-pitched sounds - those hurt like hell, too.
I fucking hate that. My family leaves it like that all the time and apparently I'm the only one who can hear it.

Tired_Of_You
11-29-2006, 10:49 AM
My mother cannot hear the secret ringtone and she's 44. Heh. I don't think she could possibly hear the 20hz noise.

JoY
11-29-2006, 04:19 PM
argh, that's the same noise I seem to hear when having one hell of a headache.


Anyone can hear this one (http://www.cutecellphones.com/members/tones/mp3/teenbuzz/20KHz.mp3)? My dog can, but I can't (I'm actually not sure, I kinda hear a sound when I turn my head a certain way, but anyway...) She was sleeping and when I started playing that, she woke up and looked at the computer up until it finished playing.

it's less sharp, less clear & less annoying, but I hear it alright.


You can compare tones from 10Khz to 22Khz here.
http://www.ninjaringtones.com/?ringtone=15

I could hear the tone somewhat clearly up to 17Khz. From 18Khz to 19khz I don't really hear a distinguishable sound, but I kind of "sense" the sound is there. 20 and up and don't hear anything at all.


at first it was the same for me too. then I turned up the volume a bit, heard all of them & ended up having the headache I talked about earlier.