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Test the Age of Your Ears


Image credit: Fennec Fox Ears via Flickr

As we get older, we lose the extreme ends of our hearing spectrum, because the inner ear does not regenerate like some other organs do. Nerve cells called “hair cells” pick up various frequencies and forward them to our brain for processing. The hair cells tuned to high pitches are the first to encounter sound waves, therefore, they experience more stress.

Almost everyone is able to hear 8,000 Hz. People average age of 50 can hear 12,000 Hz. And generally people under 40 years of age on average can hear 15,000 Hz. And so on.

Check this video from AsapSCIENCE to test the age of your ears:

Image source: Caninest via Flickr CC BY 2.0