I got up to about 16 the other week. I'm 21. I was using some ultrasonic transducers I'm doing work on. It's weird. They're meant to have a narrow bandwidth at about 40 khz with 20dB/dec either way around the peak but you could hear well enough up to your threshold.
Oh, The Dude, it's your soundcard. There's no way you're that deaf. Most things are under that-ish level. Why make a card which can play sounds which can't be heard?
Yeah, I've actually never really been to a concert.
Good -- a lot of young people loose their hearing (and probably other things too) in such places because of all the excessively loud noise. You can also ruine your hearing if you play lots of computer games while wearing head phones.
I don't go to concerts or night clubs nor do I play lots of computer games and I very rarely wear headphones, but I do keep the tv and car stereo up relatively loud. (My excuse for the car stereo is that I often keep the windows open and so I need to counteract the noisy wind.)
They have recently discovered that old age has very little to do with hearing loss. It's cumulative damage from exposure to loud noise.
Doctors in the 1940s concluded there was age-related hearing loss, but it is now known that most people were exposed to damaging noises from factory work, steam trains, and firearms. Soldiers in war were especially likely to show hearing loss.
NIOSH recommends that exposure to any sound over 85 dB SPL be limited to short intervals, and that no person be exposed to any sound over 115 dB SPL. The EPA recommends exposure control starting at 70 dB SPL.
Also realize that you might be experiencing a limit from your soundcard or speakers.
I had changed stereo speakers back in the 1970s, and thought I had a sudden hearing loss. I heard up to 22KHz with the old speakers, but up to only 17 KHz with the new ones.
Your fortune cookie reads (are you hiding someone from us?):
The one you love is closer than you think.
Celebrities who share your birthday:
Leonardo DiCaprio (1974)
Peta Wilson (1970)
Calista Flockhart (1964)
Demi Moore (1962)
Marc Summers (1951)
Bibi Andersson (1935)
Jonathan Winters (1925)
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922)
Alger Hiss (1904)
Pat O'Brien (1899)
George Patton (1885)
do you not celebrate the armistance in france? thats odd if you dont, as prettymuch most of the war occured in france - i know its a big deal in belgium for sure.
Well, I know they don't celebrate it in the USA, even though they were involved. But then, there are too many other war victories to celebrate. I think we just throw all of that stuff into Veterans Day. Maybe some old timer relates that to the end of WW1. Usually you see some old guys with funny hats collect money in front of stores.