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Can you hear bats?

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startwig1982 Sun 20-Jul-14 22:04:39

And if so, how old are you? We have some outside our house. I can hear then squeaking but DH can't. I'm 32 and he's 39.

I can't but I'm partly deaf, especially bad in the higher frequencies.

DD might be able to, she can certainly hear those very high pitched cat alarms people put out to scare off cats!

startwig1982 Sun 20-Jul-14 22:14:58

Ds and I can hear the cat alarms. I used to be able to hear the mosquito alarms outside shops until last year but I can't anymore.

CamperCrazy Sun 20-Jul-14 22:30:11

I was just talking to DH about this the other day! I am 30, and I could hear them 2 summers ago but not any more. hmm I can still hear grasshoppers though- my Dad can't now, he's 57 but hasn't been able to for years.

EricIsMine Sun 20-Jul-14 22:34:34

I can still hear them at 37 ... my hearing is well tuned to squeaking!

Notquiteallthereyet Sun 20-Jul-14 22:36:38

I (52) can still hear them, but only just - DH and DCs can't.

Littlefiendsusan Sun 20-Jul-14 22:36:50

Yes! I can!
We have them nesting in our roof and when I watch them swoop around in the evenings I can hear their 'squeak'. Always have, since I was a child as the house I grew up in had them too.
I've never told anyone as I thought I'd never be believed.
I'm 42 btw.

What bats?confusedgrin

KillmeNow Sun 20-Jul-14 22:39:41

I can and Im over 30 40 50 confused,they sound like higher pitched swifts squeals.

DitzyDonkey Sun 20-Jul-14 22:53:56

I can I'm 29

Poetnojo Sun 20-Jul-14 23:10:06

I can and I'm 34, I can still hear those cat deterant things too.

TheTwistedYarn Sun 20-Jul-14 23:11:02

I could until my mid-30s. Then I gave birth to twins who screamed a lot. Now, I can no longer hear them. (The bats, not the twins.)

Ilovenewts Sun 20-Jul-14 23:14:32

Yes. The squeaking sounds they make are not on the same frequency as the echo locating so more people can hear those.

I can also hear those anti teenager buzzing sounds too. It's very helpful in my line of work to be able to hear the bats grin

Ilovenewts Sun 20-Jul-14 23:15:16

Some species echolocate at a low enough frequency that children and some lucky adults can hear too.

lookoveryourshouldernow Sun 20-Jul-14 23:25:16

..we used to have a maternity roost in our loft - but we haven't had them back this year...

Difficult to know why they haven't come back. We had to have a few large holes drilled in the soffits (when we replaced the roof around 10 years ago ??) - so that they could come back which seemed to work for a few years but this year - nothing....

Hope that they are OK...

hiddenhome Sun 20-Jul-14 23:26:19

I'm in my 40s and I can still hear them. It hurts my ears.

todayisnottheday Sun 20-Jul-14 23:26:36

I can hear bats but not the teenage deterrent alarms. I'm 37. I find it quite odd as my upper range hearing isn't particularly good really confused

Selks Sun 20-Jul-14 23:30:06

Yes I can, it's a very high pitched odd sound. I can also hear other high pitched sounds such as electrical noises. I'm in my late 40s.

BertieBotts Sun 20-Jul-14 23:31:45

I always could when I lived at home, haven't noticed any since.

I hear annoying high pitched screen drones though, I'm 26.

Coumarin Mon 21-Jul-14 00:04:42

No, not anymore. Makes me quite sad really. I stopped about three years ago. I'm mid 30's.

I can. We have them nesting somewhere nearby and I often see them outside the window. I'm 31

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