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jason2130 03-30-2010 01:48 AM

kids only ringtones
 
anyone seen these yet?

as we get older we lose the ability to here certain ranges in sound, there are now ringtones only kids can here, i thought it was a joke when my dad got forwarded a ringtone that was broke.... long story short we found out its real, a relative played it in church only to see the kids start looking around called us later that day and said it was great

http://www.ultrasonic-ringtones.com/ has a pitch thing to see how well you can here, bring a kid in the room though to find out how bad your hearing is

apparently this isnt anything new, just new to me

http://boingboing.net/2006/05/24/kid...een-repel.html

jason2130 03-30-2010 02:01 AM

on the ultrasonic sound thing i cant hear past 16.7, my wife cant hear past 15.8, the dog continues to stare at me with a why am i doing this all the way through, i had to turn the volume up on the pseakers as the pitch got higher, but only 2 adults here, wonder if its massivly different for kids


anyone with kids wanna post how high they can hear?

Mac 03-30-2010 02:09 AM

I can hear up to the 19.9

Boone my 9 year old says he can hear the very last one.

J.B. 03-30-2010 02:46 AM

Wow...

Hilariously enough, this is my field of expertise. I think this may be the first "sound" related thread on MHF that I personally didn't start.

Anyway....NOBODY should be purposely pumping 18KHz or more into their eardrums. So, if you care about your hearing, don't even bother trying to listen to those frequencies.

YES, dogs and other animals will become EXTREMELY annoyed with you if you continue to make these frequencies audible. Imagine if I taped your head to Metallica's PA horns during the middle of an obnoxious solo...you wouldn't appreciate that very much, so please be nice to the little guys. :)

As we get older, we DO gradually lose our hearing, but lets not get the ridiculous idea that there is some sort of "secret" ringtone that adults can't hear. Some kids may have fooled a senior citizen, but it's not as the reports make it seem. Even at frequencies you cannot hear, most people will still feel an un