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  • As we grow older, we often lose the extreme ends of our hearing spectrum.

  • So how many of the following sounds can you hear?

  • How old are your ears?

  • Okay. If you can hear 8000 Hz, youre both alive and not hearing impaired, but let’s keep raising the frequency.

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 12,000 Hz Average Age: Under 50

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 15,000 Hz Average Age: Under 50

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 16,000 Hz Average Age: Under 30

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 17,000 Hz Average Age: Under 24

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 18,000 Hz Average Age: Under 24

  • CAN YOU HEAR: 19,000 Hz Average Age: Under 20

  • How high could you hear?

  • If you could hear all of those frequencies, youre probably under 20 years old,

  • but that won’t last forever, unlike other organs such as the liver or skin,

  • the inner ear does not have the capacity to regenerate.

  • In your ear, there are thousands of tiny nerve cells called hair cells.

  • These are responsible for picking up different frequencies

  • and sending the signal to the brain where it’s processed.

  • But as you age, the continual exposure to noise and loud sounds can break, bend and destroy these cells.

  • So, why do the high frequencies go first?

  • It turns out that the hair is tuned to high pitches are the first to encounter sound waves.

  • As a result, they experience more stress and tend to degenerate earlier

  • which is why the older you are, the harder it is to hear high pitches.

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As we grow older, we often lose the extreme ends of our hearing spectrum.

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How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test)

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    Anni posted on 2014/07/14
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