Reminds me of the time I was chatting with the music librarian at CFTR and we
both heard a high-pitched whine (very high!) coming from down the hall, which
we traced to the engineers' office. They were amazed that we could both hear
that whistle because THEY couldn't hear it. For the rest of the day they were
taunting the librarian with "Connie rolls off at 19k!"
Tom Fine wrote:
> This is very true! A running joke at AES gatherings is how many hearing
> aids are in a given listening room. Most professional audio engineers
> are severely treble-challenged by middle age. I would bet that much of
> the younger generation will be wearing hearing aids before age 50.
> -- Tom Fine
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>> The other harsh reality (which I know all too well) is that most of
>> the parties debating these details are at least into middle age, if
>> not past...and as such have lost a significant part of the hearing
>> they once had!
>> We might make it a requirement that anyone intending to pass judgment
>> on audio formats be required to submit a current audiogram of their
>> hearing capabilities/limitations...
>> Steven C. Barr