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Back to Back Survivor

Since: 3.1.02
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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.05
44 years old and I can't hear either link. Of course, I can't hear my ipod unless I turn it way up either.

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Since: 1.8.02
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.39
This takes me back to when we used to have an old Apple ][E and my mother would turn the computer off but not the monitor. She couldn't hear it, but we, her kids, sure could. Most annoying thing ever.


Since: 18.3.02
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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82

37 here...and that's awful! It made my fillings hurt!

I would want to hurt anyone with that for a ring tone. We had fluorescent lights in a lab in college that made that noise.

I will NOT be playing it back again.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.45
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
      That'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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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.55
I'm 19 and it's loud and clear, but it's more annoying than vomit-inducing. It doesn't seem to be bothering my 9ish-year-old cat on my lap at all.

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Matt Tracker

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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.94
My schoolteachers thought I was spooky. I could walk into their classrooms and tell them that the monitors were on from across the room.

It was more a sensation than a tone. It's a tight pressure. It feels like my ears are squinting.

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Mrs. Guru

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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.99
Yeah, it made my ears hurt a little but I couldn't *hear* it.
Deputy Marshall

Since: 28.6.04
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
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?

(edited by Deputy Marshall on 16.6.06 0031)


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Wolfram J. Paulovich

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.79
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.

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Lap cheong

Since: 4.4.03
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.09
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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