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How many ranges of sound frequency can the human ear hear?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
You have two frequency ranges with which you usually hear sound. High-frequency ranges (which is the first to go when you experience hearing loss) helps you hear things like leaves rustling and whispering consonants, while low-frequency ranges helps you recognize speech.
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