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Question asked by Paritosh222 in #Coffee Room on Aug 20, 2009
Paritosh222
Paritosh222 路 Aug 20, 2009
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upto what frequency range humans can speak. i m NOT talking about hearing range(20hz to 20khz) i m talking about SPEAKING RANGE. Posted in: #Coffee Room
Differential
Differential 路 Aug 20, 2009
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Well I think men and women must have different speaking range, men having limited one and women having the entire possible range of sound. (humour) 馃榾
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ 路 Aug 20, 2009
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Here are the estimated ranges 馃榾

Male: 50 Hz - 200 Hz
Female: 150 Hz -300 Hz
Children: 200 Hz- 400 Hz
Paritosh222
Paritosh222 路 Aug 20, 2009
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tony55555
tony55555 路 Jun 15, 2011
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Generally speaking:

Male: 50 Hz - 200 Hz
Female: 150 Hz -300 Hz
Children: 200 Hz- 400 Hz

However, there is more to it than this. For example, I have good hearing at those frequencies in both ears, but have to wear a hearing aid in one ear to be able to understand speech, because I have large hearing losses in that ear starting at 2000 Hz through 8000 Hz.

Here is an explanation from another web site:

16 to 32 Hz - The human threshold of feeling, and the lowest pedal notes of a pipe organ.

32 to 512 Hz - Rhythm frequencies, where the lower and upper bass notes lie.

512 to 2,048 Hz - Defines human speech intelligibility, gives a horn-like or tinny quality to sound.

2,048 to 8,192 Hz - Gives presence to speech, where labial and fricative sounds lie.

8,192 to 16,384 Hz - Brilliance, the sounds of bells and the ringing of cymbals. In speech, the sound of the letter "S" (8000-11000 Hz)

And:

32.70 Hz - Lowest C on a standard 88-key piano.

261.63 - Middle C on a standard 88-key piano.

4,186 - Highest note on a standard 88-key piano.

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