View Poll Results: Can you Hear this ??

Voters
25. You may not vote on this poll
  • I'm under 30 and I could hear it.

    6 24.00%
  • I'm over 30 and I could hear it.

    15 60.00%
  • I'm under 30 and I couldn't hear it.

    0 0%
  • I'm Over 30 and I couldn't hear it.

    4 16.00%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 31 of 31

Thread: Can you hear this?

  1. #21
    Dickie Davies' love-child Cruella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Rugby
    Posts
    6,159
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 320 Times in 162 Posts

    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Can you hear this?

    I was using the laptop in my lounge played it and couldn't hear a thing, my 12 year old son who happened to be sitting over the other side of the room, turned round and said 'What's that?' Freaky! I called in my 15 year old and as he walked in I played it and he cringed and said 'Turn it off it's horrible.' I can't hear a thing, yet I have pretty good hearing (to make up for my bad eyes I guess ) I am slightly over 30

    I tried it on my puppy too, she didn't go mad but she could definately hear it and was looking for the source.
    Last edited by Cruella; 19th-January-2008 at 12:31 PM.

  2. #22
    Taxi Dancer Tangled Feet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Worcester
    Posts
    85
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Rep Power
    8

    Re: Can you hear this?

    I could hear it clearly, i couldnt stand that for long!!

  3. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Carnoustie
    Posts
    1,044
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked 98 Times in 58 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Slightly off topic but related...I was sent a warning via another forum about noise emitted by energy saving light bulbs. It said that the noise was too high for humans to hear but it was audible to bats (yes it was a bat forum). I have an energy saving bulb in the room with my bats so I checked it out. When I turned on the bat detector, which converts high frequency sound into something we can hear, the noise was terrible and loud . It was a really awful continuous noise, between 20 and 50 kHz which covers the range of all of the bats I have. I've now swapped it for an ordinary bulb so my poor bats aren't having to listen to it anymore, but some people can hear at those frequencies, especially young children. Anyone have one of these bulbs in their children's bedroom? Have any children or keen-eared adults noticed any sound?

  4. #24
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    talc free Fife....
    Posts
    2,376
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 84 Times in 67 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Quote Originally Posted by batnurse View Post
    Slightly off topic but related...I was sent a warning via another forum about noise emitted by energy saving light bulbs. It said that the noise was too high for humans to hear but it was audible to bats (yes it was a bat forum). I have an energy saving bulb in the room with my bats so I checked it out. When I turned on the bat detector, which converts high frequency sound into something we can hear, the noise was terrible and loud . It was a really awful continuous noise, between 20 and 50 kHz which covers the range of all of the bats I have. I've now swapped it for an ordinary bulb so my poor bats aren't having to listen to it anymore, but some people can hear at those frequencies, especially young children. Anyone have one of these bulbs in their children's bedroom? Have any children or keen-eared adults noticed any sound?
    I hear them somtimes, more so when the light has just been switched and they're warming up.

  5. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    talc free Fife....
    Posts
    2,376
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 84 Times in 67 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    I can hear that noise, pretty much had to turn it off instantly

  6. #26
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Buckinghamshire
    Posts
    164
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    I didn't think I could hear it at first (not surprising, I'm over 50!) but then put my ear close to the speaker : I can hear it all right, but it is the same frequency as my tinnitus (actually, the higher of two tones that I hear), so I don't notice it unless it is really loud.
    Yes, it is rather annoying!

  7. #27
    The Dashing Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Midlands
    Posts
    3,556
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 382 Times in 247 Posts

    Rep Power
    10

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Quote Originally Posted by batnurse View Post
    Slightly off topic but related...I was sent a warning via another forum about noise emitted by energy saving light bulbs. It said that the noise was too high for humans to hear but it was audible to bats (yes it was a bat forum).
    So presumably all the bat fans are stocking up on traditional incandescent bulbs before they're all phased out?

    (Although there's more than one type of low-energy bulb - some of the other types might be better?)
    Love dance, will travel

  8. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Carnoustie
    Posts
    1,044
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked 98 Times in 58 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    So presumably all the bat fans are stocking up on traditional incandescent bulbs before they're all phased out?

    (Although there's more than one type of low-energy bulb - some of the other types might be better?)
    Yes we will! I'm going to clear the shelves of my local shop today It's a bit pricy to try all of the new types out, I'll wait until someone else does it and then just jump in at the end.

  9. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Cruden Bay (Aberde
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 312 Times in 234 Posts

    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Can you hear this?

    I can hear those audio cat deterers, I can hear a TV is on when it's muted, I can hear dog whistles and most "above human hearing" sounds - no doubt I could hear it... if my PC had sound

  10. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Carnoustie
    Posts
    1,044
    Thanks
    59
    Thanked 98 Times in 58 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gadget View Post
    I can hear those audio cat deterers, I can hear a TV is on when it's muted, I can hear dog whistles and most "above human hearing" sounds - no doubt I could hear it... if my PC had sound
    Are you a bat? I can't hear any of those things. I was once riding a horse up Leith Hill in Surrey when someone blew a dog whistle...I came down the hill rather faster than I would have liked

  11. #31
    Dickie Davies' love-child Cruella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Rugby
    Posts
    6,159
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 320 Times in 162 Posts

    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Can you hear this?

    Strangely I couldn't hear it before on my laptop but I played it just now on my main PC and it hurt my ears even though the actual 'noise' was very quiet.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. did you hear...
    By mrs_warwick in forum Let's talk about dance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13th-October-2006, 09:53 PM
  2. RE: Hammersmith Comp 2006 - Is it true what I hear about food and drink?
    By marty_baby in forum Let's talk about dance
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 4th-May-2006, 03:00 PM
  3. The Friday Night JiveIn - Whaddya wanna hear...?
    By Gordon J Pownall in forum Social events
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 6th-September-2004, 12:25 PM
  4. Things you'll never hear said at a Ceroc night
    By Tiggerbabe in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: 1st-May-2003, 07:07 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •