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Re: High frequency hearing

And yet we now have audio equipment with 96 kHz sampling - what a waste!

The only evidence I have seen - which as been forwarded by the '96 kHz'
proponents and audio manufacturers are some EEG measurements done on humans
exposed to ultrasound, using few subjects.  It is a rather indirect method
and I don't know if this has been published.

The results could be interesting, and like Bob points out the only
meaningful way would be to have the object move.  This could be done using
some kind of moving chair that would circle a small region within the
duration of one stimulus.


Lars Bramsl°w

Lars Bramsl°w
Ph.D., M.Sc.E.E.

Oticon A/S
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DK - 2900 Hellerup

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-----Original Message-----
From: David Robinson [mailto:david@ROBINSON.ORG]
Sent: 5. november 2002 15:28
Subject: High frequency hearing

I am trying to discover the limits of high frequency
hearing in the most sensitive human listeners.

The standard MAF curve(s) are of little use because
a) The data does not extend to very high frequencies
(i.e. it usually stops between 15 and 20 kHz), and
b) the data is based on median results.

Ideally, I would like real data to confirm the
anecdotal evidence that young and/or gifted listeners
can hear up to 25kHz (or beyond?). Equal loudness data
would be useful too, but the most useful information
would be an indication (very very roughly) of the % of
listeners of a particular age who can hear a particular
frequency at a particular amplitude.

Is there anything like this in the published
literature? I have looked several times, but everything
I find stops at 16kHz! Also, anything other than median
results seems very thin on the ground.

Thanks in anticipation of any help - any pointers would
be very greatfully received!


P.S. I can't see the local primary school being too
keen to lend out children for a high frequency
listening test - is this the reason no one else has
studied this?