I was originally inspired by this blog which lists a bunch of frequencies. Making a flash of it is actually much more convenient. This test doesnt work real well with the lower ranges since most speakers make the tone very obvious. The original blog is useful because it contains so many comments with people listing their ages. You can kinda see where you stand from there.
*update* thanks to Ochenk.com for adding me to his blog!
You can download my hearing lost test in zip format here.
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You can use this as a ringtone on your cell phone by downloading the wav files to it. IF your cell supports only midis then it wont work. Midis don't have the range.
The sound files are not from the ochenk article, they were generated using goldwave with the f(x) expressions tool using a simple sine wave.
It's neat to be able to hear something loud and clear your parents don't even notice. A little bizarre. At the same time, it's really bizarre having a sound play real loud in frequency and not even noticing it.
Teens are using high pitched tones on cell phones so instructors can't hear them. Supposedly businesses might implement the tones to ward off rowdy teens from loitering around certain stores to attract older customers back in.
I can't hear 18000+ =P. I dunno if they're correct.
Modify my work and add a link in the comment box. Make something better. You can also offer hearing loss related links. If anyone has a link that points to average hearing by age range that would be wonderful.