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, "j_mundy" <j_mundy@...> wrote:
> Hi Sandra.
> I started to hear 'the hum' about 2 years ago. I was convinced it was
> a farmer's tractor, but gradually I realised he would NOT be working
> EVERY day and night for four months!
> I have made an accurate simulation of what I hear. Click 'Files' and
> select the file called 'hum4.mp3'. There are other examples of 'hums'
> there too so you can compare.
> I know the following may sound silly - but if you make a loud, sharp
> noise (like clapping, or even coughing) does the hum subside for a
> second or two - then 'fade' back in? Also, have you noticed if the
> hum seems to pulsate in rhythm with your own heartbeat?
> I work from home - in a sound studio. I wear headphones much of the
> time. Often, when I take off my 'cans', I am accutely aware of the
> hum. Gradually, it diminishes - then fades altogether.
> I have always blamed my local water company for the noise as I was
> convinced the sound was coming from the pipes under my home. But now,
> I am not sure. The evidence is starting to make me believe that the
> hum is more connected with my own hearing. But in what way - I can
> not explain.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ncrinkrat2000" <ncrinkrat2000@>
> > Hi --
> > I noticed the hum sometime after moving into our house in 2000.
> > is a concrete plant just down the road and I assumed it was related
> > that because when I was outside I could hear trucks coming and going
> > and metal banging. I work from home after my kids go to sleep so
> > up all hours of the night. Sometimes if I had the tv down lower, it
> > would be really annoying. I could feel it banging on my eardrums.
> > never occurred to me that it was constant and trucks wouldn't be. I
> > finally said something to my husband about it a while back on a bad
> > night and, of course, he couldn't hear it. Went all over the house
> > trying to find the source. I opened the window and realized it was
> > definitely in the house. He unplugged a few things that he could
> > if he put his ear right on them and, of course, I heard no
> > So I googled electric hum in the house and was dumbfounded at what
> > popped up.
> > In addition to the concrete place, there is a train track close by
> > we only get 3 or 4 trains a day and only 1 at night, around 10.
> > is a highway a few miles away in the opposite direction. We don't
> > have any big power lines. The power coming into the house is
> > underground. Of all the home repair theories I read, plumbing was
> > only one that seemed like a possibility. Then I read the thing
> > it stopping when you shake your head and therefore it's not a
> > Kinda neat, made myself dizzy trying it out.
> > So, now that I've read all the crazy stuff out there, I can't ignore
> > it. Ignorance is bliss, huh? My husband asked if I ever don't hear
> > it. I can recall a very few times, once at home and a few other
> > travelling that I was laying in bed and thought, MAN, it sure it
> > So I "hear" it, he doesn't. The kids haven't mentioned it. If it's
> > just irritating to me, whatever. If it's a health hazard to the
> > I'm ticked. Although moving is not really an option for us right
> > and how would I find a place that didn't have it. Heck, good luck
> > getting a realtor to even let you check out a house at 10:00 at
> > I'm slowly reading through all the old messages. I knew there'd
> > to be a Yahoo Group for it. :-)
> > Sandra
Speaking of water pipes, when the underground pipes start "ringing"
something is going on, most likely related to the water/sewer dept! My
hearing has Always been Excellent, no unrelated noises out of them. I
would like to keep them that way! Plus these drones and unnatural
sounds like generator 24/7 noises are Not good for bodies, I think the
sound makes one more uncordinated, because your nerves are being
harrassed 24/7, and masking noise is not good either. The source has
to be known, in order to figure out how to address the effects. Or
cause those in charge to be responsible for the problem.