Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Feel Young!

I can't believe it, I have something in common with teens (other than an insane obsession with Twilight). I can hear the cricket!

If you don't know what it is, it's a high pitched sound producer that most adults can't hear. Basically, it's because most people in their mid-to-late 20s and beyond can't hear it because of aging. Originally adults were using these these noise producers as loitering deterrents, but teens have started using the high frequency sound as ring tones to not get caught using cell phones in school.

Earlier today, I was on line at the post office and I kept hearing this really annoying high pitched sounds and it was driving me nuts, I looked around and asked if anyone knew what was making the noise. The two teen girls in front of me looked at me stunned. They told me what it was and asked me how old I am, then looked really stunned. One of them said the oldest person she ever met who could hear it was 23.

Now I'm really glad I've always taken care of my hearing.


Chele76 said...

I heard of that stuff, but I didn't know it really existed!

BeeOhVee said...

I hadn't encountered it until yesterday. The sound is actually really irritating.