Hearing Test with Mosquito RingtonesMosquito ringtones emit high-frequency tones that are inaudible by adults but can be heard by teenagers. It is very normal for people to lose their hearing as they age.
The loss of hearing is gradual in most people, while other may experience more severe hearing loss.
The high-frequency tones (or mosquito ringtones) are those above 17kHz. Most people over the age of 30 will not be able to hear them.
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Hearing Test Tones List
Here is a list of hearing test tones that go from 8Hz all the way up to 22,000Hz. It’s fairly common for people who are over 25 years of age to not be able to hear above 15kHz in the hearing test, so this will help you find out where your high frequency hearing cuts off.
Musicians have a much higher risk of hearing loss that most people do, and many of us don’t really wear proper hearing protection. Even just listening to an iPod for an extended period of time can permanently damage your hearing. We also gradually lose our high-frequency hearing as we age.
Take our unscientific hearing test: listen to each of these tones and let us know where your hearing cuts out:
8 kHz Frequency (Everyone can hear)
10 kHz Frequency (60 & Younger can hear)
12 kHz Frequency (50 & Younger can hear)
14 kHz Frequency (45 & Younger can hear)
15 kHz Frequency (39 & Younger can hear)
17 kHz Frequency (24 & Younger can hear)
18 kHz Frequency (24 & Younger can hear)
19 kHz Frequency (24 & Younger can hear)
20 kHz Frequency (24 & Younger can hear)
21 kHz Frequency (20 & Younger can hear)
22 kHz Frequency (18 & Younger can hear)