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How high can you hear? This 60 second tone helps you determine the highest frequency your ears can detect. The range of human hearing is typically quoted as being from 20-20,000Hz, but age and prolonged exposure to loud sounds can significantly lower your ability to hear high frequencies. For best results, perform the test at a comfortable volume in a quiet environment and using good quality headphones. Feel free to add your result to the comments below, indicating your age and whether you've been exposed to loud sounds over the course of your life.

Please note, due to the large number of uncontrollable variables involved here, this is not a scientifically rigorous test, but a rough indicator.

Attention! Always make sure headphones/speakers are set to a low volume to avoid damage to hearing or equipment. When the tone becomes too faint to hear, stop the test: do not increase the volume of your headphones/speakers.

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tellhimhesdreaming on September 10th, 2019 at 16:20 UTC »

For those of you who don't have good speakers but want a reference, the sound of a CRT television being on (ie the high pitched sound generated by the cathode ray) is ~16kHz. If you have no fucking idea what a CRT television is then don't worry, you can definitely hear 16kHz.

lucadigennaro on September 10th, 2019 at 16:08 UTC »

Are your speakers/phones reproducing frequencies higher than 18500Hz?

sibman on September 10th, 2019 at 16:08 UTC »

Would how good/bad your speakers are have any effect on this?