How good is your hearing!?

Hi all

Hi interesting one this. Having recently seen an ENT specialist and having several tests done, the specialist was amazed at the level of hearing I have and the frequency’s I can hear.

My personal hearing turns off at 17,000Hz
He told me to download an app called “DogWhistler” to see how my family compares.

It’s very interesting and shows how we all hear differently. My ENT specialist drops off at 12,000hz.

If you are interested have a go for yourselves with the app.


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16.5 k here, my kids hear better but they listen worse.


George Martin - around the one minute mark it’s very poignant.




Could you show a screen shot please as there seem to be many apps going by similar names please?

There is an App on Applestore: hearing test and age ear test.
I wanted to try but unfortunately my earphones don’t fit in my new iPad Pro. I need a specific connector.
The test lasts 6 mn. You have a diagram at the end.

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17180 is the absolute last I can hear jumping up to 17200 and it’s gone. Given my age, the absolute hammer my ears have had as a professional diver for 14 years and including an explosion or two at close quarters I’m quite pleased with that


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Not the dreaded O2 build up?

Been there, done that … not funny at all! :hear_no_evil:

Not sure if the headphones will make a difference, but with a pair of cheap Chinese bluetooth buds i can’t hear anything over 15k.

No, I was a clearance diver in the navy for 5 years, so various types of explosives


One of the Galácticos in the Fleet Team, perchance? :wink:

Team 3 with Bernie Bruen

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It’s directly related with age, so…
My personal case its ( for the moment) very good.

Again, for the age


The hearing test and age ear test in the Apple app store is singularly useless as it makes no attempt to calibrate, so is hugely earphone dependant: I tried with an old and tatty pair of Apple earbuds, and it gave me a hearing age of 70. Tried again with a pair of bose noise-cancelling headphones and it dropped to 50! And the hearing test tones only go up to 9k. All it really to,d me is that one ear is worse than the other between 1 & 7KHz.

The Hearing test app is better, first calibrating the volume setting using a midrange tone. Using that app apparently I have a frequency response about 10dB better than average hearing below 2.5 KHz, and about 10dB worse than average above. Doesn’t do ears individually, and doesn’t define what they have taken as “average”

Mimi hearing test is only calibrated if you use one of two Sennheiser models, so uncalibrated for me. It seemed rather better though than the first I tried, testing more thoroughly, although the comparative charts of my two ears came out much the same. After inputting my age and sex it told me my hearing is in the average band for a male of my age, though without calibration that is scarcely definitive.

Anyone know any better iPhone apps that do at least a basic calibration of headphone sensitivity, and maybe assess higher than the 8-10KHz where readout charts of the above ones stop? (One of them tested higher, with me hearing some tones, but not shown in charts.

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Good to know, no need then to bother with that app, apparently not accurate. I will not have to earpods :smiley:

Just tried the app and found my left was not quite as good as my right. Didn’t get worried as these sort of frequencies are extremely high and age hits us all after 18, but it did get me thinking about the difference. I know I shouldn’t have, but I thought I’d stick a cotton bud in the see if any wax was in there and hey presto a big piece of wax came out of the left ear. Tried the test again and both ears exactly the same. Thanks for the app advice.


I have visualisations of a Shrek candle! :rofl:

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I have a solution for you guys having some hearing loss: buy the DCS Rossini.
It will throw at your face so much details and in a so forward way that you will not need to wear hearing aids.