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Re: Why is high high?

Jim Stevenson wrote:
> And why do high freqencies produce far more pain than low freqs of the same
> energy?

Jim, from the point of view of pain, according to Gavreau (if that's his
name)  really loud infrasound is unbeatable. It includes effects like
nausea and vomiting. On the other hand my friend Maryanne Amacher, a
sound artist, works with extremely intense very high pitched sounds
which I, and many others, are able to adjust to strikingly quickly with
no pain and, to my knowledge, no hearing loss. We once tested our upper
ranges and both came out at top around 15.5, unlike many musicians who
work with loud but lower-pitched sounds.

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