How good is your hearing?

2 August 2017, 12:09

Hearing test

By Lizzie Davis

Are your ears older than you are? Did you know there are some sounds only those under 25 can hear? Take our pitch test to find out exactly how good your hearing is

The range of human hearing is usually quoted as being at 20Hz to 20kHz (that’s 20,000Hz).

But in practise, hearing starts to deteriorate as early as eight years old, cutting out the lowest and highest ends of the range.

For comparison, dogs’ hearing range is around 67H-45kHz while some bats can hear sounds as high as 200kHz.

Find out how good your hearing is now:

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