Okay, how old are you?!

So the teen repellent sound used by shopkeepers in England has been turned to advantage. The best article I’ve found on it is from National Public Radio. Inventor Howard Stapleton, creator of the Mosquito teen repellent, says only a few people over age 30 can hear the Mosquito’s sound.

Click to hear it.

The best response I’ve heard comes from a teenager: when asked how schools might respond to an invasion of this ringtone that only students can hear: “Maybe they should hire more young teachers…” Hmmm. Truly, I think it’s a practical joke – I can’t hear a thing!

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10 Responses to Okay, how old are you?!

  1. Scott says:

    I didn’t hear a thing. Speakers are good. Age 37.

  2. Monk says:

    I’m 21, and owwwwie, that kinda pierces my eardrums. I gotta admit this is fascinating

  3. Dale says:

    I’m 37 and I could hear it fine, but it didn’t really annoy me all that much.

  4. Deb Streacker says:

    I’m 44 and heard it after turning my volume up a bit – a colleague 1 year older, could not.

  5. angela says:

    I’m 14.
    Oww. That sound hurts

  6. winkette says:

    I am 40 and I can hear it just fine. Very annoying.

  7. Marie says:

    I’m 49 and can’t hear it, darnit. My daughter, 28, hears it clearly and said it’s annoying. My dogs heard it, too. Interesting. I wonder what else I’m missing out on. =)

  8. M.E.5300 says:

    Oh wow… I tried to record it on my phone… but suprisingly, my phone could’nt record it. But my ears still are pierced. But i guess they should be… since I’m only 13

  9. Ann says:

    Wow! This is wierd! My husband and I both sat here and listened to the sound. I heard it loud and clear at its lowest setting, but my husband did not hear a thing. He is 59 years and I am 55. Strange….

  10. Donna says:

    I heard it…..It is almost as bad as a marker on the whiteboard. I am 49

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