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Old 12-07-2017, 11:03 AM
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There was periodic ambient noise from outside which made it difficult to capture the lowest range, but somewhere in the 90 range up to to 12,800 is what I hear.
Loud machinery and loud music amplifiers in my teenage years have likely had some negative impact on my hearing.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:38 PM
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Why am I suddenly thinking about the U.S. Embassy in Havana?
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:40 PM
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I was able to discern the tone from my persistent ringing up to about 8800.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:59 PM
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Kind of shocked to discover I was good from the onset until nearly the finish... MUCH better than I had thought, previously...

I already knew that my left ear isn't as sharp as my right, and that was born out in this test; left ear went silent around 10kz, but I was able to track the note until around 18kz.

I had a noticeable drop-off around 7kz that came back by 8kz or so... and, as someone else mentioned, towrds the end I could hear a descending tone along with the ascending high pitch.

Interesting "test"... I was listening through a set of Sony MDR-7506 headphones... by the way, I think that it's a normal thing to have to raise and lower the volume for this recording...

When I was younger (through the 60's and mid-70's, I saw a LOT of great concerts in the Southern California area... from The Shrine Auditorium in LA to the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino (great venue, by the way!) and many places in between... back then, the "thing to do" was to get as close to the main speakers as possible, up near the stage!

I remember MANY shows that left my ears ringing for days afterwards... and, of course, the sound quality was horrible back then... not until the Grateful Dead had their "Wall of Sound" did sound quality at concerts, in general, become more like "the real thing"... (Never thought the Dead got enough credit for THAT particular shift in the biz).

I was also playing in bands and acoustic groups, amplified, and have done so up to and including the present...

I sure appreciate my body and all my senses, which I have come to realize are actually varied "vibrational interpreters"...
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:18 PM
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I donít turn up my PA beyond 100 dB and only play for quiet people.
100 db is too loud, IMO. It can cause hearing damage in only 15 minutes.

http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-dose.html

I was at a concert at a dance hall recently and the opening act was blaring away at 110db (hearing damage can occur within a couple of minutes). I had left my ear plugs at home in the other car.

Even at the back of the venue the sound level was still 100db.

I left, at first thinking I wouldn't be coming back, but then looked up the nearest pharmacy where I went and bought some foam ear plugs that knock out about 33db.

I don't know how ANYBODY could stand the sound in there that loud. My ears were literally ringing when I was driving to the pharmacy. And I've noticed that my tinnitus has kicked up a notch (used to hardly notice it at all, now it's noticeable again).
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:19 PM
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100 db is too loud, IMO. It can cause hearing damage in only 15 minutes.



http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-dose.html



I was at a concert at a dance hall recently and the opening act was blaring away at 110db (hearing damage can occur within a couple of minutes). I had left my ear plugs at home in the other car.



Even at the back of the venue the sound level was still 100db.



I left, at first thinking I wouldn't be coming back, but then looked up the nearest pharmacy where I went and bought some foam ear plugs that knock out about 33db.



I don't know how ANYBODY could stand the sound in there that loud. My ears were literally ringing when I was driving to the pharmacy. And I've noticed that my tinnitus has kicked up a notch (used to hardly notice it at all, now it's noticeable again).

Youíre correct. I would likely be a great deal less than that.
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mine starte at 45 and stopped at 150, is that good?
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and now my ears are ringing
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:00 PM
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Depends on how the volume is set.

Definitely starts to roll off at 8khz. By 13khz it's gone.
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I have to clean wax out occasionally. I did it before and after this test (I needed to) and, no surprises, I got nearly another kHz on the second listening.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:50 PM
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Why am I suddenly thinking about the U.S. Embassy in Havana?

Funny! I think that's how they did it, highest frequencies 24/7. . .

Thanks to OP, that was interesting. Gonna bookmark that on my desktop to check when recording. Have long known of my hearing loss, but this lets me explore it a little with actual frequency numbers along with the actual note. I read a lot about how to eq guitar and they always state there's a 140-200 frequency that should be ducked, so now I know what to listen for.

Thankfully my best frequencies are in the voice range, but I know I've been putting off hearing aids for a while now . . .
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Thanks for posting this. I could hear from 20 - 9800 hz. I am 65 yrs old. I hope this is in the normal range.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:47 PM
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20Hz-13900ish Hz.

Some frequency gave me a small anxiety attack. Or maybe my second espresso did. Who knows.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:57 PM
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Of course in addition to what's audible, a very relevant part is how loud the frequencies are to imperfect ears.
.. and to guitar enthusiasts, what frequencies a soundboard will produce.
I'd be very interested if anyone has analysed that.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:42 PM
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I did better than I thought with my tinnitus 20 - 13,250.
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