elephants have AMAZING hearing !
to discuss if elephants have AMAZING hearing or not,at first we should say that The hearing structure of elephantsis very much advanced. Over the course of the past few decades, there have been many studies completed on the infrasound hearing capabilities of elephants. The leading authority on this topic in the world would be Katy Payne who recently published the book Silent Thunder.
in the book Elephants by Eltringham a passage on an elephant´s hearing is described in full in the following passage:
“The elephant is usually considered to have an acute sense of hearing, although firm data on the matter are hard to find. The large pinnae are not necessarily indicative of good hearing because their primary functions lie in temperature control and in social signalling. Elephants do not appear to communicate over long distances so perhaps there is little need for particularly good hearing, but it is difficult to be certain whether and elephant has not heard a distant sound or is simply ignoring it.”
findings of elephants hearing :
Elephants have good hearing, detecting sounds as low as 14 to 16 Hz (human low range: 20 Hz) and as high as 12,000 Hz(human high range: 20,000). Elephants frequently use infrasonic sounds, which are sounds emitted below the human hearing range, in long—distance communication.
Their hearing frequency is somewhere in between 16 Hz to 12 kHz which is a huge range and they can hear at a frequency 20 times lower than us! Crazy right?? So let’s make sure we take care of this planet we share!
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