Re: Frequency range for audio

I looked into this back when we were doing 508 the first time and again on TEITAC.

There IS a frequency range for LIGHT --  

but NOT for SOUND.

Instead it is very variable.   And often it is a pattern.   Someone will have a seizure with the opening of a symphony -- but not for other symphonies by that composer or any others.   

I was unable to find any information on any frequency or pattern that caused problems across people.

If you do find anything - let me know.  But I couldn’t. 


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On Aug 29, 2013, at 12:47 AM, Vivienne CONWAY <> wrote:

> Hi all
> Does anyone know of a frequency range which is known to trigger seizures?  I know there was a proposal by a European group on audio seizures and frequencies in 2008 but don't know if anything came of that.  I have heard that repetitive sounds and/or low or high frequencies might trigger epilepsy, but haven't seen anything definitive.
> I'd really appreciate it if anyone has information on this for guidance.
> Regards
> Vivienne L. Conway, B.IT(Hons), MACS CT, AALIA(CS)
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