Monday, June 05, 2006

Say wha?

Here's a really interesting post on the Sneeze http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000529.php about high frequency sounds that are used to deter youngsters makin' a ruckus in stores.

I'd post the mp3's here if I knew how...I could probably figure it out, but I'm lazy and I should actually be asleep right now.

Anyways, I could hear a high pitched oscillating sound on #1 only if I put my ear up to the speaker. For #2, I suggest you stand back. It made me queasy and had me shaking my head for five minutes trying to get rid of the sound.

5 comments:

Grace said...

that is so interesting! the first one was just a little annoying, but i could definetely hear it w/out turning up the sound. the second one made my ears feel like they were bleeding. ow!
so hey, does this mean that me, a 26 year old, has the hearing of a 25 year old? woohoo!

Danyel said...

I could hear something on #1. Just a pulsing under the street noise. The second one was awful. Loti was even freaking out a bit. She was trying to figure out where it was coming from and then kinda curled up to my side for, I don't know, protection? My ears are still ringing.

Edward said...

I didn't hear anything on the first one and I heard the second one, but it didnt bother me. I had the volume all the way up and it was fine. Its weird but I think I hear that noise in my head sometimes.

Aileen said...

Haha, Edward's old.

Andrew said...

Well I guess this this why they test my hearing for the fire dept. I heard the first one when my ear was like an inch away from the speaker with it turned all the way up. The second was a kindof pulsating noise right? None of it made me not go hog wild when I go in the store though. I particulary like hiding in the clothes racks and scaring people when they walk by.