Many animals have so-called "hearing superpowers", or rather an extraordinary ability to hear sounds inaudible to the human ear. In this article, we will discuss hearing and the species that can hear much better than us.
Thanks to their particularly advanced auditory cortex, dolphins process sounds faster than humans and have a much wider sound frequency.
Contrary to popular belief, there are also animals thought to be born without hearing, including squid, cuttlefish, octopus and spiders.
As far as domestic animals go, cats and dogs have better hearing abilities than humans. As native hunters, dogs can hear sound waves up to 40,000 Hertz and cats can hear up to 70,000 Hertz.
There are several dog and cat breeds predisposed to deafness. The breeds most affected are those genetically manipulated. Some of these breeds include: Cockers, Australian Shepherds, Setters, and Dalmatian - among dogs; and American and British Shortairs, Devon Rexes, Persians, Ragdolls, Siberians, and Norwegian - among cats.
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