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Über die Abhängigkeit der oberen Hörgrenze vom Lebensalter

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A test has been made to determine the upper pitch limit of 590 persons belonging to different age groups and professions. By means of correlation theory the dependence of the upper pitch limit on age was evaluated.

Compared with experiments carried out by the physiologist Gildemeister in 1918, hearing sensitivity for high frequencies was found to have decreased, which may be attributed to deterioration of living conditions since then. 80% of the population can hear frequencies over 11 kc/s. Environment influences the hearing sensitivity in different ways.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1952

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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