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Old 03-26-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Found the beep

My hearing is not the best, in fact certain frequencies I cannot hear at all. Doctor said I have heard too many guns go off over the years and too much heavy equipment run. That said, certain frequencies seem to drive me nuts. Problem is I have pretty much lost the ability to tell where sound is coming from.
This morning I took the MH out of the shed and drained the antifreeze and made everything was working. I kept hearing this 'beep' every thirty seconds "BEEP". Sounded like it was coming from the passenger side front. I drove the coach about 25 miles to warm the engine and the genset up - constant beep. Got back, leveled and let the slides out. Under the dash area and even under the seats and in the overhead cabinets - searched and nothing. Hooked up the water and started to run the faucets and toilet until they were clear. Standing in the bath room doing the lavatory and heard it again. Finally figured out it was the bedroom and the batteries in the CO detector was going out. So much for my directional hearing abilities. Just darn glad that I could correct the 'problem' with 3 AA's.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Those things can drive you nuts, glad you found the source.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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Doc, You need to get one of these! Bob
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LMAO!! It might help, but I doubt I could carry it when it was time to move.
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Doc, You need to get one of these! Bob
Now THATs funny

I had the same thing.. a 'dead' smoke alarm that was shoved under the bench seats... drove me nuts for hours till I located it
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A few toys you might look into.

1: a highly directional microphone, sometimes called a "Shotgun" mic or a Parabolic mic these give a very strong respnse to sounds from straight ahead, Not so from the side.

2: An innexpensive amplifier

3: Headsets

Not nearly as good as "Stereo" hearing, but hey, might work.
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LMAO!! It might help, but I doubt I could carry it when it was time to move.
Well, OK then. If it's not to your liking, maybe these will do...I honestly don't know why I can't let this go. I JUST want to help... Bob
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I had a world-wide clock/calculator that I stopped using when I retired. About two years down the road we heard beeps we couldn't identify. After about 6 weeks, we finally found the thing buried under some clothes in my chest of drawers.

My problem is also with high frequencies. The audibility goes off a cliff at about 5Kc/s. One "alarm" watch I have will wake my wife when it's in a drawer in the den. I can't hear it when I'm wearing it and awake!
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Reminds me of a time my Dad while on the phone with me told me of his attempting to catch a squirrel that was in his sticks and bricks. His hearing was bad from being a firearms instructor in WWII. A week later I was at his house and discovered the chirp from the squirrel he heard was in fact his smoke detector needing a battery. He sure laughed.
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i have to smile
400 hz motors, helicopters and jets ruined my directional detection, but them sounds sure can be annoying. white noise is the worse

i have to check my batteries now, you got me thinking.
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From experience I can tell you that hearing aids are like glasses. They are great and a pain in the ash can.
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I had a dead spot right at the frequency that my daughter used for crying in the middle of the night when she needed a bottle. Strangely enough it migrated over to the whining frequency as she aged and needed money.
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400 hz motors, helicopters and jets ruined my directional detection, but them sounds sure can be annoying. white noise is the worse

i have to check my batteries now, you got me thinking.
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For me it was a tour in SAC as a boomer on KC-97 tankers and then way too many years driving a truck and then a school bus..
On the last trip out,I had the alarm right over my head start beeping and it took the longest time to find it as it didn't beep unless we were moving.
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My hearing loss is also in the higher frequencies after being around jet engines. The Air Force finally tested us and said you have a hearing loss, wear these ear protectors. A little late. So I have a hard time hearing/understanding our 2-3 year old grand daughters. Can hear my watch alarm if I put it right next to the ear and there is no back ground noise.
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