13 thoughts on “twenty common insect songs

  1. Cindy Scroggins

    Oh, I love this! My sound at work is horrible, so I’ll have to listen from home tonight. I expect I’ll end up going with one of the cicadas, but I need to zen out and really listen.

  2. Sheila Ryan

    I’ve been wriggling with excitement over the prospect of listening to these. I’m on the Phone of Average IQ and, like Cindy, will have to wait till I’m at home and at my big girl ‘puter. I’m especially excited because night before last I was thinking about enlisting the help of cicadas and katydids in easing the chronic tinnitus that’s worsened dramatically over the past six months. Finding a frequency that’s close to what I hear and retraining myself. Cicada biofeedback.

  3. Cindy Scroggins

    Cicada biofeedback. Yes.

    I read recently about a breakthrough in tinnitus abatement. I need to find that.

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  5. Daryl Scroggins

    I think I like the tone of the Allard’s Ground Cricket the best. The most intriguing, though, is the Dog-day Cicada. Right at the end of its call there’s a sound like a dog barking twice in the distance. Is that the bug making that sound or is it something the recorder picked up from the horizon? That Scissor-Grinder Cicada is the one we hear in the summer here.

  6. Sheila Ryan

    I’m torn between the black-legged meadow katydid (loud metallic clicks and trills) and the rattler round-winged katydid (a high swishy rattle). Leaning toward the rattler round-winged katydid.

  7. Marco

    Apparently I’ve lost a fair bit of my hearing range.

    Played these all for wife. There were several where I complained, “Oh it doesn’t work” to which she replied “are you kidding! That’s the loudest one yet!”

    I knew I’d lost something with this durned tinnitus but shit…

  8. Sheila Ryan

    Damn, Marco. Far as I know, I’ve not lost much in the way of hearing range, even after a horrendous incident six months ago that ramped up the tinnitus into a constant state. Still, for me there’s just this other frequency that’s always there, which I’ve pretty much trained myself to disregard but which I’d prefer were not there at all, as I hate the thought of never again experiencing silence.

    Sounds as though you might want to consult an audiologist. Me, I just need to have my head examined.

    “Sounds as though.” Ahem.

  9. Cindy Scroggins

    Mia’s favorite is the Northern Mole Cricket. My favorite is the Fall Field Cricket. I guess we’re cricket girls.

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