Top 10 Animals That Can Make You Deaf

The loud animals that can make noises that are so loud that you can go deaf.
The Top Ten
1 Tiger Pistol Shrimp

The tiger pistol shrimp has been confirmed the loudest animal on earth. By snapping its claw into a gun-cocked position, it can snap them shut almost instantaneously. As the claws are going to hit each other, they create bubbles that collapse, and when they do, they (for a very short period of time)reach the temperature of the sun. The bubbles move at 60 miles per hour and releases sounds of up to 218 decibels. That can be heard a lot more than 500 miles away, and it beats the former loudest animal by 30 decibels, the blue whale, which can emit sounds as high as 188 decibels. This means the blue whale is louder than grenade explosion and jet takeoff/engine, but the tiger pistol shrimp can make sounds louder than volcano eruption and gunshots. It uses this as a weapon by stunning enemies because of immense sound. This animal should be #1 on this list because it is.

I'm glad this is #1 on this list, it is truly an amazing creature.

The tiger pistol shrimp can produce a sound that can go up to 200+ decibels, louder than any gunshot, this has surpassed the human hearing range by a mile which is about 100-120 decibels. By snapping it together it Shoots out a jet of water that travels at a speed of 100km/hr. The air bubble that is produced can reach a temperature of 4,700 degrees Celsius, this is a temperature that is nearly as hot as the surface of the sun(5,500 degrees Celsius). It also produces a small spark that lasts no longer than 10 nanoseconds and as short as 300 picoseconds (a trillionth of a second) a unit of measurement that even researches' tools cannot measure, and is not visible from the naked eye. This whole process can only last for 300 microseconds.

The Tiger Pistol Shrimp uses this as a way to catch its prey, the shock current is enough to stun a crab, and even kill small fish. It has the power to shatter a small glass ...more

Imagine standing in New York City. Now snap your finger. If that snap causes a glass bottle in Virginia to shatter, you are louder than a pistol shrimp! When a pistol shrimp snaps its claw underwater, a bubble will shoot out because the high-pitched vibration caused by the claw creates a sound waves that travels so quickly it can shatter the electric force that binds water molecules together and almost instantly turn the water molecules into gas molecules. This is how they stun their prey. Can any other animal do that? I don't think so!

Tiger Pistol Shrimp! They are so loud. They freak me out. I live close to a beach and I hope I never see and hear one of these guys. This is so #1. They are pretty amazing, but still. Freaky. They use their extremely loud sounds to stun their prey, and they can break glass!

2 Blue Whale Blue Whale The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal and a baleen whale. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters (98 ft) and weighing up to 199 metric tons (196 long tons; 219 short tons), it is the largest animal known to have ever existed. The blue whale's long and slender body can ...read more.

Yeah I agree blue are loud naturally.-. Uh der

They are 188 decibels loud...

Blue whales are loud

3 Howler Monkey

I agree because once I was at the zoo and I was near the monkeys and heard a really loud screaming noise and saw it was coming from monkeys. I looked at a sign and they were called howler monkeys.

Howler monkeys are native to Central and South America. While vacationing in Costa Rica, one day a howler monkey woke up the whole family from 5 miles away, still loud and clear.

Very loud, I've heard them at the zoo in Frankfurt Germany when I was 5. I couldn't stand to get too close because they were so loud.

Don't underestimate the cute howler monkey. Lots of people end up deaf because of these screaming primates.

4 Lion Lion The lion (Panthera leo) is a large cat of the genus Panthera native to Africa and India. It has a muscular, broad-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. It is sexually dimorphic; adult male lions are larger than females and have a prominent mane. It is ...read more.

A lion's roar is the loudest of all the Big Cats and can be heard over 5 miles (8 kilometers) away! Lions use their roar to warn other Male Lions that they are on his turf. If a lion were to roar right besides your ear, you would become deaf! Literally! This is just one of the great powers of this amazing Big Cat!

5 Elephant Elephant Elephants are the largest existing land animals. Three living species are currently recognised: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant. They are the only surviving members of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea, extinct relatives include mammoths ...read more.

I love elephants. They are really amazing creatures. Their sounds can be heard from about like 9 miles away!

Elephants can be heard from miles away.

They are very loud

6 Human Human Humans (Homo sapiens) are the most abundant and widespread species of primate, characterized by bipedalism and large, complex brains. This has enabled the development of advanced tools, culture, and language. Humans are highly social and tend to live in complex social structures composed of many cooperating ...read more.

Why isn't this higher? My younger cousins scream so loud, it gives me a headache! My relatives are Asian and they talk super mega loud during family gatherings (especially when the me are drunk), and when my parents are furious, they yell so loud that it is louder than every single screamer video on YouTube combined (especially my dad)

Very True! Screaming kids and yelling kids, crying kids, and angry adults GRRGH Humans are one of the loud creatures, but instead of in the jungles or grasslands or seas, they're EVERYWHERE, we are humans. Unless some monkey is online typing a;ksdhf geuwkaf monkah

Kids these days on there devices and screens. Kids need to be disciplined more so they don't make horrific noises

Annoying little kids scream everywhere you go!

7 The Grey Wolf

The wolves howl can be heard from miles away. So that means the howl must be pretty loud. Wolves are like dogs, they bark, whimper, and other dog noises. But, the wolf howls.

8 Spotted Hyena
9 Bulldog Bat
10 North American Bullfrog

Clearly he is the loudest animal on earth.

The Contenders
11 Kakapo Bird
12 Sperm Whale

Yes, yes, laugh at the name, make why the sea is salty jokes, but at close range, their call can literally cause your head to explode.

The sperm whale can make a noise of up to 230 decibels so it is the loudest creature in the world. The tiger pistol shrimp is second.

Only blue whale, herring, and pistol shrimp are louder. They hunt by creating a supersonic boom that stuns their prey.

13 Tiger Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest living cat species and a member of the genus Panthera. It is most recognisable for its dark vertical stripes on orange fur with a white underside. An apex predator, it primarily preys on ungulates such as deer and wild boar. It is territorial and generally ...read more.
14 Grizzly Bear Grizzly Bear The grizzly bear less commonly called the silvertip bear, is any North American morphological form or subspecies of brown bear.
15 Cicada

Cicadas are the only insects capable of producing such a unique and loud sound. Some larger species can produce a call in excess of 120 decibels at close range. That's louder than a howler monkey!

16 Salmon-crested Cockatoo
17 Cockatoo
18 Rooster Rooster A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, with cockerel being younger and rooster being an adult male chicken.
19 Parrots
20 Leopard Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various ...read more.
21 Herring

These small fish are louder than monkeys or bears. It uses super pitched sounds coming out of their rear ends to communicate. Not even a whale's sensitive hearing can detect such a high-pitch.

22 Sun Parakeet
23 Dog Dog The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, ...read more.
24 Snapping Shrimp
25 Horse Horse The horse is an odd-toed, hoofed mammal of the taxonomic family Equidae whose sole major subspecies (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticate, although wild subspecies have survived into the modern period. All subspecies, including the two extant ones, descend from the Pleistocene Equus ferus. The horse ...read more.
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