Aging kind of sucks for the most part. You can’t do the kinds of things you used to do without feeling certain consequences you didn’t feel when you were younger. You know exactly which things I am speaking about too.
The body just doesn’t work the same. Hair starts sprouting up in odd places while other things that used to work fine suddenly aren’t as cooperative.
Which leads us to this hearing test put out by the fine folks over at AsapSCIENCE that has sadly (for some = me) resurfaced online this week.
According to them, if you are over the age of 25 you should no longer be able to hear what is known as the mosquito tone, aka a sound over 17.4kHz.
Take the test and see if you can hear all of the sounds on this video (they recommend using headphones and watching it in 1080p).
If you’re over 25 and you didn’t hear all of the sounds, while depressing, it’s actually pretty normal thanks to something called presbycusis which just means that the hairs in your ears have worn down over time as they’ve been exposed to sounds.
Unfortunately, hearing isn’t one of those things you can cover up by dressing younger or working out harder as you age. It just means, plain and simple, that you’re getting older.
To take even further hearing testing, head over to freemosquitoringtones.org. Or don’t, if you prefer live in blissful ignorance of just how much you have actually aged. Your call.