Are humans able to hear 9th and 10th octaves? Watch

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Im not a musical expert but i heard a piano only goes up to a C8 becuase the notes after cant be heard by the human ear but only by animals. Something about the octaves or high frequency it will produce i was told.
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Yes.
Teenagers can hear up to around 16-17kHz, babies can hear up to 20kHz. Generally this drops over time.

The 10th octave is at 16.6kHz, so as long as you haven't ruined your hearing (or are old).

Also, see here
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Yes.
Teenagers can hear up to around 16-17kHz, babies can hear up to 20kHz. Generally this drops over time.

The 10th octave is at 16.6kHz, so as long as you haven't ruined your hearing (or are old).

Also, see here
I can hear up to ~21.5kHz. You're right that hearing sensitivity descreases with age, just a little low with your maximum frequencies
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I can hear up to ~21.5kHz. You're right that hearing sensitivity descreases with age, just a little low with your maximum frequencies
:eek:

Did a test on Audacity and my max frequency is between 17.5-18kHz...with laptop speakers.

Anyway, I've spent many a Physics lesson listening to high pitched tone.
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:eek:

Did a test on Audacity and my max frequency is between 17.5-18kHz...with laptop speakers.

Anyway, I've spent many a Physics lesson listening to high pitched tone.
Probably couldn't deliver a higher frequency hehe. There's various little flash sites out there that are quite good for testing your your hearing sensitivity.
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