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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Apparently, I Am Deaf

This story is freaking me out. There's a new ring tone that only teenagers are supposed to be able to hear, because adults gradually lose the ability to hear high-pitched sounds. And, sure enough, I can't hear it unless I turn my speakers way up. I totally blame my speakers and not my actual ears. Here's the mp3. Try it yourself.

10 Comments:

Blogger Red Fraggle said...

I can hear it, I can hear it, I can hear it!!!!

But it is very, very high.

6/14/2006 11:31 AM  
Blogger Red Fraggle said...

Hmmmm...The NY Times article has one of the worst informational graphics I have seen in awhile. It lists the different frequencies people of different ages can hear. The graph is split up as follows: 50-59, 40-49, 30-39, 18-24. They left out 25-29!

6/14/2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger Sally-Anne said...

I can hear it! But to me it sounds like when the TV is left on (like on video mode or something, where there is no picture or sound, just the sound of the TV itself being on). My parents can never hear that but it drives me crazy. Is that what this is supposed to sound like?

6/14/2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger t.s. said...

I am old. Rats.

6/14/2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger Diane Chambers said...

Can't hear a thing. So sad. On the bright side, I will be able to loiter outside British off licenses, newsagents, and tuck shops unmolested by the mosquito.

6/14/2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger Bailey Quarters said...

Age has its privileges.

6/14/2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger Laura Ingalls Wilder said...

yippee! i can hear it! totally agree that it's that awful tv-is-on sound. there's also the awful refrig-is-on sound.

6/14/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger Isaac, your bartender said...

Concur that it is the TV being left on (which drives me batty but Mrs. Bartender never seems to notice).

6/14/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger Laura Holt said...

It makes my ears hurt! Since I just had a birthday, I'm thrilled that I can hear it. Yay!

6/17/2006 10:11 AM  
Blogger El Mileuros said...

Hey... I can hear it too... I think this a bunch of crap, but I'll take a look at it. I'm actually running a blog dedicated to search for the truth in this kind of shitty things, it's a shame it's only in spanish, (because i'm mexican)but if you'd like take a look around it and watch some fake videos, photos and something else... if you have any other storys like this just let me know, i'll be glad to help...

THX, Bye.

http://www.elcavernicolamoderno.blogspot.com/

8/12/2006 4:32 PM  

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