I have to admit I’m feeling a bit guilty. For years, I’ve been recommending that people leave a radio or TV on for their cats so the house won’t be so quiet when they’re out of town. But it turns out that not all cats like music. For some it’s just white noise. But for others, it’s annoying or even painful.
Cat ears are a lot more sensitive than ours. While ours stay in one place, theirs rotate so they can hear tiny animals and predators coming from any direction. Their ears can also rotate separately.
Also, cats can hear from 45 to 60,000 hertz, while humans hear from 20 to 20,000 hertz. So they pick up ultrasonic sounds that we can’t possibly hear.
Sounds That Really Annoy Cats