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Animal Hearing Ranges Compared to Human
Not only can some animals hear low frequency sounds three times that of human ears, they can as well hear sounds close to four times farther than human hearing range. Humans hear best somewhere between the audible frequency range of 20Hz to 20,000 Hz. We can listen to the rumble of a faraway thunder but can’t pick up the crack of lightning except if it strikes near us. We respond to frequency of sound waves like pitch, or simply low and high notes. Let’s look at the comparision chart below and see the different animal hearing ranges compared to human. See also Travelling Speeds of Animals.