The Mosquito Ring Tone

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I was recently acquainted with the Mosquito Ring Tone.  It is this amazing ring tone with a special frequency that only children can hear.  It has been around for a few years, but this was the first I had heard of it, and I think every parent should become familiar with it, so I’m sharing it with all of you.

When I first heard about it, I didn’t believe it.  I was very skeptical that my son could hear something that I could not, especially since most the time he cannot seem to hear me……..  Lo and behold, it is true.  I even tested it on him and didn’t tell him what I was doing.  Apparently as you age, the range in frequency of sounds that you are capable of hearing diminishes over time, so those with very youthful ears can hear supersonic sounds that most adults cannot.

Wouldn’t you know that someone would capitalize on this and create a ring tone that kids can hear that their parents and teachers cannot.  Well….actually, the concept didn’t originally begin as a ring tone.  It was invented by Howard Stapleton as an anti-teen repellent to keep teenagers from loitering in front of stores.  It was a huge success, but the teenagers found a way to capitalize on the discovery and use it for thier benefit.  Hence, the Mosquito Ring Tone.

Click on the link below.  You can check to see if you have Mosquito hearing, and then you can check your children’s phones to see if they have already discovered it.

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