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comment What determines the perceived pitch (frequency) of tinnitus?
Good point. I hadn't considered that the hearing loss range was independent of the perceived frequency of the tinnitus squeal.
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comment What level of cellular radiation is harmful for humans?
One thing to note is that close proximity to cell tower microwave transmitters can and will give you radiation burns, due to the wider range of harmonics. The GSM band runs at 1800MHz, from which the first subharmonic sits inside a range (~915MHz) that is known to excite water molecules in the same way that an industrial microwave does.
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comment What determines the perceived pitch (frequency) of tinnitus?
It's much more readable as prose, in my opinion. The other answer just seemed to be some snippets without context. And yes, the sound is very high, like a high-pitch squeal. I'm lucky enough to have retained my auditory sensitivity up to about 18kHz, despite the damage I've no doubt done at concerts, which may explain why I experience a higher pitch squeak.
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comment What determines the perceived pitch (frequency) of tinnitus?
Fantastic answer. Well sourced, too. I had all but forgotten about this question, so I'm glad you happened upon it. Regarding the 17kHz figure, I just ran a few pure tones (sine, saw) through my headphones and would say 14-15kHz is a more accurate ballpark.
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comment What determines the perceived pitch (frequency) of tinnitus?
@Jeff Interesting, but rather indigestible and verbose. Would be nice to get an answer that explains things in simpler terms.
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