Frequency hearing range in man and some common animal species

Frequency hearing range in man and some common animal species

Frequency hearing range in man and some common animal

Human ear frequencies ranging between 20 Hz (lowest pich) and 20,000 Hz (highest pitch). Below 20 Hz (infrasounds), some species as the mole or the elephant are still hearing (they can for instance hear some vibrations from earthquakes). Similarly, lot of mammalian species can hear over 20,000 Hz (ultrasounds). Thus, cats and dogs hear up to 40,000 Hz, and dolphins or bats hear up to 160,000 Hz !