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Mainge
11-17-2006, 07:59 PM
Apparently, kids got a hold of a ringtone that only they can hear. According to this article, people start losing the ability to hear really high frequencies at around 20ish. So some kids use this as a ringtone to hear incoming calls or text messages, and teachers don't hear a thing.

I've tried it out on my little brother, and some neighborhood kids. Really works. They can hear some frequencies that I can't, and I'm only 17. Crazy stuff.

Try it for yourself. What's the highest frequency YOU can hear?

http://www.freemosquitoringtones.org/

Roman529
11-17-2006, 08:08 PM
I am 40 and I could only hear the 60 and younger ringtone...couldn't hear the rest. :lol:

Why don't kids just put their cellphones on vibrate? That's what I do, especially when I am in a sportsbar and can't hear anything.

Mainge
11-17-2006, 08:28 PM
I am 40 and I could only hear the 60 and younger ringtone...couldn't hear the rest. :lol:

Why don't kids just put their cellphones on vibrate? That's what I do, especially when I am in a sportsbar and can't hear anything.
That's what I was thinking. It starts hurting my ears when it gets too high, so I just put it on vibrate.

Mike13
11-17-2006, 08:37 PM
I could hear the 18.8khz fine but I couldn't hear the others, and I'm 18

How young do you have to be to hear the highest one?
I could have some fun with my dog with this.:evil:

Colorado Dolfan
11-17-2006, 09:10 PM
I could barely hear the 15.8 khz... Everything above it I heard just fine...

My kids, however, heard every one...

That was pretty weird...

Mainge
11-17-2006, 09:14 PM
I could barely hear the 15.8 khz... Everything above it I heard just fine...

My kids, however, heard every one...

That was pretty weird...
Crazy, huh? It's pretty hard to concentrate in class. EVERYONE has it, and it plays pretty often. The first few times it was pretty funny and cool, but now it's just annoying.

But most of the teacher's are completely oblivious to it.

Rafiki
11-17-2006, 09:17 PM
16.7 is the highest I can hear at 25 years old.

finfan01
11-17-2006, 09:20 PM
Apparently, kids got a hold of a ringtone that only they can hear. According to this article, people start losing the ability to hear really high frequencies at around 20ish. So some kids use this as a ringtone to hear incoming calls or text messages, and teachers don't hear a thing.

I've tried it out on my little brother, and some neighborhood kids. Really works. They can hear some frequencies that I can't, and I'm only 17. Crazy stuff.

Try it for yourself. What's the highest frequency YOU can hear?

http://www.freemosquitoringtones.org/

Dude...my teacher is 40 and he can hear the mosquito thing....every1 is different........some can hear.some cant after a certain age.........i just pity the unlucky kid whose teacher can actually hear it...:evil:

Mainge
11-17-2006, 09:42 PM
Dude...my teacher is 40 and he can hear the mosquito thing....every1 is different........some can hear.some cant after a certain age.........i just pity the unlucky kid whose teacher can actually hear it...:evil:
I know some older people can hear it.

Alex44
11-17-2006, 09:46 PM
I can hear all of them.

Then again Im only 16

byroan
11-17-2006, 09:50 PM
I could hear them all except the last 3. I'm gonna have a 68 year old try them later. :chuckle:

Mainge
11-17-2006, 09:52 PM
I could hear them all except the last 3. I'm gonna have a 68 year old try them later. :chuckle:
Lol, let us know how that goes.

Mike13
11-17-2006, 10:03 PM
There are Mosquito repelling watches that make that sound.

TotoreMexico
11-18-2006, 11:37 AM
I couldn't hear the last 2