Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

If you can’t hear this sound it’s because you're too old. Sorry

shutterstock_204831052.jpg

We don't mind the grey hair - it's quite becoming. The weak knees won't be too bad either, we needed a better excuse for skipping the gym.

No, one of the ravages of age we're not looking forward to embracing is the gradual, inevitable loss of our hearing.

Explained in their brilliant concise fashion, the team of AsapSCIENCE put together this neat online demonstration of the effects of the decay of your inner ear. While other organs can repair themselves over time, the cells in the inner ear just... well, they die. 

Sure, you're not going to hear many natural sounds in your life over 18,000Hz - but it still feels pretty devastating to be told you aren't hearing a noise people younger than you will almost certainly pick up on.

Grab some headphones and give the video a watch to see how your inner ear health is getting on. 

Related

0.33.jpg

Richard Bacon on why the 30s are the most important decade in life

covers.jpg

Facts about Pokémon that could ruin your childhood

death1.jpg

How to live forever

Comments

More

This might be the greatest Rocket League goal ever scored

They think it's all Rover

by Gary Ogden
20 Feb 2017

Crash Bandicoot: the greatest game I ever played

As its PS4 return is announced, one writer salutes one of the best platformers of them all

by Ryan Young
17 Feb 2017

TFL has been tracking you on the tube and the data is fascinating

Catnip for the tube heads

by Dave Fawbert
15 Feb 2017

20 Things You'll Only Understand If You Owned A Nokia 3310

14 Feb 2017

The Nokia 3310 is getting a relaunch (yes, really)

The return of the King

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

The new iPhone looks like it's going to have wireless charging

A huge move from Apple

by Dave Fawbert
13 Feb 2017

Things no one wants to hear on social media

We need to establish some house rules

by David Cornish
10 Feb 2017

Finding those hidden Netflix codes just became much easier

This could be a game-changer

08 Feb 2017

This artist turned the Apple T&Cs into a really cool graphic novel

We've never wanted to read a contract more!

by Sam Diss
07 Feb 2017

Francis Ford Coppola wants you to crowdfund an Apocalypse Now game

And it looks like it could be very disturbing indeed

by Jamie Carson
26 Jan 2017