Sound, Pitch or Tone is described in terms of frequency and is expressed in Hertz (Hz).
1 Hertz equals one soundwave per second.
Our ears are capable of hearing sounds with frequencies of up to around 16,000 Hz.
But dogs can hear up to 45,000 Hz and mice up to 91,000Hz!
The delicate hair cells in the inner ear are very sensitive to sound and vibration and can easily be harmed by loud sounds.
The damage results in hearing loss, sometimes temporary, sometimes not with the addition of ringing ears as well.
So please treat your ears with the respect they deserve. Wear ear plugs if you’re around noise, invest in quality in ear headphones when you’re listening to music on your music device.
If you want advice on any aspect of your hearing, get in contact and we’ll be happy to help.