What Age Are You and How High Can You Hear?

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    1. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I could easily hear up to and beyond 17khz prior to tinnitus. After my ear problems and onset of tinnitus, I am left with pretty much nothing beyond about 9khz replaced with all kinds of tinnitus.

      Just curious what others have experienced when it comes to hearing loss associated with their tinnitus.

      Try this test:

      http://onlinetonegenerator.com/hearingtest.html
       
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    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
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    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Forgot to mention, I was 39 at onset, I'm now 41.
       
    4. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Headphone users rest in peace... :)

      I was unable to carry out the test: I felt uncomfortable with the intensity of the noise.
       
    5. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Mine is 13kHz comfortably, 14 when it's louder and only able to get a faint hint at 15. I'm 41 now.

      Never tested it properly before the onset so I don't know what I was but I used to have incredibly good hearing and could hear high pitch noises others couldn't.
       
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    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      34. 16-17 kHz.
       
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    7. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Once I get to 17 I don't hear anything. It's funny because my hearing test came back perfect lol. So much for perfect. I'm 28
       
    8. theekarwash
      Nerdy

      theekarwash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise and/or Ear Infeciton
      I'm 21 and 18k is where it cuts off using my Audio Technica ATH M40X headphones on Markku's link.
       
    9. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      11500 left, 15000 right.. Guess where the gunshot bounced off the wall..
       
    10. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      36yrs. Starts to drop off significantly at 6, and I hear nothing after 8.
       
    11. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Jesus Christ, the screech! I had my headphone like 20 cm from my head at a low volume and the pitch just screeched through them and wow, that was unbearable. Heard like three different pitches until the third that just cut through my ears (and also not wanting to disturb my co-workers next to me). I guess I hear fine in the highest frequencies at least. Not sure if I dare to keep playing it until the end.
       
    12. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      34 years old 17k but it's probably because of my sound system not being able to reproduce higher frequencies (cheap 2.1+woofer)
       
    13. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I'm 29. Can't hear anything after 17.
       
    14. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      43 and i can hear to 14000 hertz
       
    15. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      17k for 34 year-old is normal. 34-year-olds don't hear above 17k.
       
    16. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      I have done this sort of experiment both before and after getting tinnitus and it hugely depends on the volume you have it at, the ambient noise and the quality of the speakers.

      For reference though, I have done this in the last year and when I have set this type of thing to a very low volume in a quiet environment, on reasonable speakers, I can get to about 15 kHz and I'm 34, but it was approximately the same 10 years ago, so it hasn't degraded - at least not apparently anyway.

      Rather annoying that I used to abuse my ears throughout my teenage years and then a prescription drug goes and gives me tinnitus when I start looking after my hearing.
       
    17. Zechariah

      Zechariah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Why do you people even bother? The results are not comparable with each other and barely with our own previous results.

      That this test would be even remotely accurate you would need exactly same volume and equalizer settings on your computer, same sound card drivers, and especially quality headphones. Sound will start to attenuate after ~13000 Hz on most headphones. Especially on the ones cheaper than 100e.

      I can hear up to 10 kHz with my cheap pc speakers, up to 13,5 kHz with my wireless headset and up to 17000Hz with my HiFi headphones...
       
    18. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Well it gives you a rough idea anyway. I get my hearing professionally tested up to 16khz, not many people do.
       
    19. Zechariah

      Zechariah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yes, really rough but I wouldn't lose my night sleep if I didn't hear high frequency sounds as you can see of my test results.
       
    20. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection

      25 in May and I can hear up to 18kHz.
       
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    21. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      My hearing loss is at 4500 hz to about 6500 hz I know this from the audiograms I've had. It's a weird notch in my hearing.
      Anybody else have this?
      Ricardo
       
    22. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I have only a very mild loss on the high end in one ear.
       
    23. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      24 and I cut off at 18,000hz.
       
    24. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I just did a repeat HF hearing test today in a clinical setting; I can hear all the way up to the cutoff of the test at 16 khz, and the audiologist (who I know because she's a tinnitus researcher, who also has mild tinnitus) said that what seems to me like an extreme difference between my left and right ear is actually only a 10-15 db difference, and further that she'd describe the hearing in my "bad" ear as "normal", and my hearing on the right as "unusually good".

      That said, subjectively, when I have those high frequency tones set to the point where I can barely hear them at all on the left, and then I move the headphone to the right, it rings like a bell and seems "loud", 10-15 db over threshold, or not.
       
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    25. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I hate these tests because at the higher frequency range I have to turn it up be able to hear, but I have no idea what the db is with the higher frequency sounds when I turn up the volume.
      In any case it drops off listening at normal comfortable volume right around 13kHz with it starting to decrease at about 10k-11k. I estimate my main tinnitus to be higher than that. I think my 13-16kHz hearing got wiped out with the acoustic trauma and that's where my tinnitus lies.
      I had hypersensitive hearing before that.
       
    26. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      I can hear up to about 16khz, where there is a 20db dip verified on an audiogram. I can "hear" up to 18khz before it becomes dead silent.

      I have normal youthful hearing, but somehow got a small loss in my left ear which I think is responsible for my T.
       
    27. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      C0rrection: In the comfort of my home, I realized that I could hear up to 19 kHz. OUCH. Those tones hurt...
       
    28. Dave AUS
      Depressed

      Dave AUS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Adelaide, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too Loud Indoor Rock Concert
      41yo, 14khz from markkus link.

      Have tinnitus ringing that is just above 14khz but have also lower frequency pitches than this in both ears.

      Previously done test online from another site with the same result.
       
    29. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      Interesting.. I can start hearing the tone right around 16~16.5 kHz.

      Edit.. just did it again, it's more like 15.5 to 16. I'm 32.
       
    30. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      How many hear have had ultra high frequency hearing tests done in a sound booth?
      I did and the results are confusing to me. When I test with my own noise isolating headphones I start to drop off around 13k and my left ear drops off a lot faster and sharper than my right ear, I flip the headphones around same thing, can hear it in my right but not left. The acoustic trauma I suffered affected both ears but my left was facing it.

      Now, when I had the test done in a sound booth by an audiologist, I only had "minor" ultra high frequency hearing loss and according to them could hear up to 18k. What I heard was not a tone, but this weird humming sound and I explained that to the audiologist that it did not sound like a tone at all to me, but they just brushed it off.
      Is it possible it was just their equipment malfunctioning, or are my speakers not capable of producing >13kHz tones?
       

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