July 12th, 2006

Test your hearing range! A series of pure sinewave test tones covering the audio spectrum from 20 Hz to 22 KHz, each preceded by a vocal announcement giving the frequency of the following tone. Tones created in Cool Edit Pro. PLEASE:- 1) Download the file, don't try the test using the Freesound preview. 2) You need a decent quality sound card/interface or you may well be hearing false sub-harmonics at the top end of the test.


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    acclivity 1 week, 2 days ago

    I am concious that this sample is very limited in usefulness, being recorded in MP3. One of these days, when I have nothing better to do, I might re-record it in 48 KHz WAV. Don't hold your breath!

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    TheRandomSoundByte2637 1 week, 3 days ago

    Note that the upper limit of human hearing falls rapidly with age. While people in their teens can hear 20,000 Hz, many older people cannot hear above 14,500 Hz.

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    TheRandomSoundByte2637 1 week, 3 days ago

    In practice, the limit is a little lower, so the practical upper frequency limit for a sample rate of 44,100 Hz is a little over 20,000 Hz, but less than 22,050 Hz.

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    TheRandomSoundByte2637 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    This work is licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial License.

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    noitom3 3 years ago

    Thanks! I needed test tones to deliver a physics of sound lesson to my k-12 students and this is perfect!

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