The behavioral audiogram of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

  title={The behavioral audiogram of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus).},
  author={Henry E Heffner},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={127 3},
The behavioral audiograms of two female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) were determined using a conditioned-suppression avoidance procedure. At a level of 60 dB sound pressure level, their hearing range extends from 115 Hz to 54 kHz with a best sensitivity of -3 dB at 8 kHz; increasing the intensity of the sound extends their hearing range from 32 Hz (at 96.5 dB) to 64 kHz (at 93 dB). Compared with humans, white-tailed deer have better high-frequency but poorer low-frequency hearing. 

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