Audio frequency


Audio frequency

An audio frequency (abbreviation: AF), or audible frequency is characterized as a periodic vibration whose frequency is audible to the average human. While the range of frequencies that any individual can hear is largely related to environmental factors, the generally accepted standard range of audible frequencies is 20 to 20,000 hertz. Frequencies below 20 Hz can usually be felt rather than heard, assuming the amplitude of the vibration is high enough. Frequencies above 20,000 Hz can sometimes be sensed by young people, but high frequencies are the first to be affected by hearing loss due to age and/or prolonged exposure to very loud noises.

Frequencies and descriptions

ee also

* Loudspeaker

External links

* [http://www.contrabass.com/pages/frequency.html Contrabass Mania]
* [http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-notenames.htm Keyboard frequencies = naming of notes - The English and American system versus the German system]


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