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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199119,00.html

    New York Schoolkids Use Cell-Phone Ring Tone Teachers Can't Hear
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006



    Sound Science: Pete Townshend Blames Headphones for Hearing Loss
    NEW YORK Students are using a new ring tone to receive messages in class and many teachers can't even hear the ring.

    Some students are downloading a ring tone off the Internet that is too high-pitched to be heard by most adults. With it, high schoolers can receive text message alerts on their cell phones without the teacher knowing.

    As people age, many develop what's known as aging ear a loss of the ability to hear higher-frequency sounds.

    Click here to hear, or not hear, a sound at the pitch of the ring tone (New York Times), and the ring tone itself (BBC).

    The ring tone is a spin-off of technology that was originally meant to repel teenagers not help them.

    A Welsh security company developed the tone to help shopkeepers disperse young people loitering in front of their stores while leaving adults unaffected. The company called their product the "Mosquito."

    Donna Lewis, a teacher in Manhattan, told the New York Times her colleague played the ring for a classroom of first-graders and all of them could hear it, while the adults couldn't hear anything.
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    I heard about that on the news. Has anyone over 30 tried to hear it yet? One guy said he did, but barely.

    I once had a teacher say that adults lose their fine tune hearing over a period of time. Is that true and is that why adults can't hear it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Treo
    I heard about that on the news. Has anyone over 30 tried to hear it yet? One guy said he did, but barely.

    I once had a teacher say that adults lose their fine tune hearing over a period of time. Is that true and is that why adults can't hear it?
    Some people in this tread are claiming they can't hear it

    Mosquito Tone
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    ooops, search works wonders i guess..i tested with 2 50 yr olds, niether could hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Treo
    Has anyone over 30 tried to hear it yet?
    I'm 38 and I could hear it even though my hearing isn't very good.
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    What did ya say sonny?
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    I can hear it, as long as I remove my tinfoil helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    I can hear it, as long as I remove my tinfoil helmet.
    lol.

    You can find it free here:
    MP3: http://www.freemosquitoringtone.com
    WAV:http://www.jetcityorange.com/MosquitoRingtone.html


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    I can hear it (am 33).
    But on the gadget show on UK channel 5 (http://gadgetshow.five.tv/jsp/5gsmain.jsp?lnk=400)they had a machine that would deter teenagers 'hanging' at unwanted places but 30+ people would not hear. I couldnt hear that tone.. maybe it was higher than this one..
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    I can see the next hot product....

    Mosquito Ringtone Hearing Aid....No matter if you are 35 or 85, catch those young hooligans trying to sneak a text message past you!

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