Originally posted by JayJayDeanThat's the same sound our TV makes when you turn off the cable box and leave the TV on, as Mrs. JJD is wont to do some evenings. Hearing that in the morning before I leave for work makes me riled up, and I don't know how she CAN'T hear it.
Ah you're right! I *hate* that sound. NOW I know why my old roommates could never hear it when they ALWAYS left the TV on.
So when we got home last night, I turned on the TV with no cable box and asked Mrs. JJD, "Can you hear this?" Nope. It would have NEVER occurred to me if it weren't for this thread.
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I'm 24, and I could hear it...and heard it a second time WITHOUT the headphones on (playing through the headphones)! Praise be to GAWD-uh!
Now, the real question: is it a case of NPR not actually playing the sound to overdramatize the fact that supposedly only teens can hear it, or was its omission an accident that occured when they put together the segment?
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I just want to thank everyone who's said that they hear the whine of cheap TVs and old monitors. For years, I've told my parents that I can hear a muted TV from the other room, and they've claimed I'm full of it. My lovely bride, who's just a few months older than I, also can't hear a TV that's on (with no sound), and she didn't believe me either. Now I know that I haven't been imagining things.
Reminds me of the hearing test I had for my new job. Yeah I can hear the blasted thing to and heard about the original story on the news. Jeez, yeah that'd repel me. I'm 27 and can also still here that frequency as pointed out.
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