Monday, December 11, 2006

High Frequency Ringtone

Yo guys, how's the holidays coming along? I can finally access the internet again after more than one month without it. Actually, life is less tiring without internet access. After the experience, I think I will be able to live without it very well. And oh yes, Peter Jalal's contact is correct.

Anyway, I'm writing this because I came across a very interesting phenomenon through a friend's blog. This is about students who use this high frequency ringtone that is audible only to people below 25 years of age. Apparently, as we grow older, the frequency of sounds that our ears can hear becomes lower. So kids these days use this ringtone for their smses during school so that teachers cannot hear them. Plus, this ringtone is preferred to phone vibrations cuz some phone vibrations can be quite audible.

Anyway, I did a test and found that my hearing is restricted to only 14.1 kHz! So, the accuracy of this phenomenon can be disputed, since I'm not yet 25, but it is nonetheless very interesting. Not sure if this phenomenon has been localised as well, but if it does become so, I'm certain I won't be able to hear the ringtone.

Well, if you are interested to read about it or find out your own hearing frequency, you can take a look at these websites. ^^ (test your hearing frequency here)

You're not a hoopy frood
You thought you were really with it and in with your younger colleagues but they just laugh at you because you can't hear beyond this!

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 14.1kHz
Find out which ringtones you can hear!