Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I'm not that OLD
As I was subbing today, I heard one of the student's mosquito ringtones going off. It was SO annoying and I told them to turn their phone off. (Unfortunately, I didn't know for sure who had the obnoxious phone.)
All of the student's stared at me in complete shock because they thought there was no way I would be able to hear that. Apparently as you age, you loose the ability to hear the high pitched squeal. In some ways, I can't wait until my ears finally grow up because it is annoying and hurts my inner ear. In others, I hope that I will always be able to hear it while I am teaching (in my own classroom) because I will not allow it! Or maybe my ears can grow up but some one will just invent a "mosquito alarm" (kind of like a smoke alarm but instead it will flash/ buzz when the ringtone goes off--btw: if anyone invents it from reading about my idea I claim 50% profit... ;) hee,hee!).
Well, I guess it is nice to still be young! :)
Can you hear the mosquito ringtone? Take the hearing test. (On this website, I can only hear 16000 hertz and according to it the mosquito is 17000 hertz. So maybe there is hope that my ears are growing up. But I do know for certain I could hear it several times in class today!)