Students have found a way to have their Cell phones ring in class and get away with it sometimes by using a special ringtone inaudible by aging teachers.
The trick is using a downloaded ringtone employing a high pitched buzzing easily mistaken for a mosquito noise, but closer to the ringing in peoples' ears. According to Fortune Magazine this ringtone emits ultrasonic tones that are inaudible to most people after the age of 40, but annoyingly audible to younger people. As they age, people tend to lose their ability to hear higher frequencies.
Apparently, it works.
When asking teachers their reactions to this noise, a reporter sometimes received awkward expressions since they said that they had not heard it yet.
" I had a sub in my class and the ring tone went off but the sub was right next to it and didn't even flinch," said Bethany Stringer, a senior at Logan.
" I had a student play it for me and still couldn't hear anything," said Logan Art Teacher Michael Freed.
" It gives me a headache, at times i just want to yell turn it off," said Karen Felix .a senior at Logan.
People download or buy these ring tones off sites online such as www.ringtones4all.com.
"Many students are adding this to their ring tone list; its the new epidemic," said senior Shayla Kennedy.