Re: Why does my house hum?
- View SourceI went and got hearing test in case I needed proof.
I hear perfectly fine, and even at less than 0Db in upper freqs.
Better than average.
I complained to city, cause I heard a farma-ceutical company runs 24
hours 7 days about 2 mile from my house, called Mallinkrodt.
I complained to city, they said they would do an inspection.
About 3 days later, the hum diminished to a barely perceptible
amount, but it does come and go. It is not intense enough to
resonate the house these days, but it is not so audible anymore.
I also have 3 White noise makers in the home for the rooms that have
the most hum. So it has gotten better... since that call to the
city. Now I see another farma 2 miles north called Catalent.
We may call the city about them too.
--- In email@example.com, "mack_colin" <mack_colin@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Diane Antone <dianeantone@>
> wrote:> Hi Colin,
> > Thanks for your reply to my post. Good to know I'm not alone! As
> ears, > Why do you think it starts when we become middle-aged?
> makes it sound rather as if it is suspected to be a form of
> No its not tinnitus, thats an internal thing, this is an external
> source. Still debated whether natural or man-made.
> Also debated whether audio or electo-magnetic sound.
> A house tends to amplify the hum sound and it depends on the room
> shape, ie, cavity, on how loud it is. A long narrow corridor is
> a very large room not so.
> Only once I ever heard the hum outside and it was by sitting
> massive concrete wall, so it amplified the hum.
> There are a lot of theories why middle age, but my own favorite is
> calcite cyristals theory (check websites) that grow in voids of
> inner ear, and it takes about middle age till they grow to
> with the electro-magnetic sound (HUM).
> Also this may explain way a lot of us only get it in one ear, as
> ear is resonating with the hum and the other is not.
> You should read some of the earlier messages on this site, to get
> information, cheers colin.
- View Sourcecall the city, and open a complaint. Find some company that is
making noise nearby, or even the military camp, and tell them you
want them to do an inspection. That way, anything they find is
public record, and can be used as evidence.
--- In email@example.com, "dianeantone" <dianeantone@...>
> Greetings to all!
> I'm new to this forum and am relieved to know I am not going
> about three years I have been experiencing the hum in my stone-built,
> 18th century farmhouse in Sussex, England. I'm on the side of avalley
> on the edge of a forest, with a small military camp visible on thelast
> other side of the valley. The hum is audible most evenings and
> night when I came home from work at about 9 it hit me as I walkedin
> the house. Normally it doesn't keep me awake unless I don't get tobed
> before 11:30 when it really gets into its stride. But it wakes meup at
> 3:30am regular as clockwork. Last night however it was so bad Ihad to
> get up and go outside just to reassure myself it was the hum andnot my
> head - of course, I pop my head outside the door and it is gone. Ican
> stil hear the road noise, the occasional plane or helicopter, andthought -
> sometimes noises from the camp, but not the hum. Originally I
> and it still sounds as if it could be - that it ws a generatorrunning
> in the distance. But in that case, why do I hear it indoors andnot
> outdoors? My husband says the house is acting like a loudspeakeror
> resonating box. I am thinking of moving to get away from it. Idon't
> hear it in our house in France, or when I am holiday. Someone saidit
> could be stress related as it only happens when I am home and havebeen
> working all day.downstairs,
> I'm looking forward to the discussions on this forum.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "supercool1955" <myriad7@> wrote:
> > Well, I found another source of the Hum. It is the tenant
> > he needs a new electric fan for his toilet. This house was builtin
> 1973.make it
> > Switching off the power at night when the Hum is loud does not
> > go away. My experiments clearly show that the noise is externalto the
> > house. The noise prevails, even though the master fuse switch isoff
> > on all apartments. Going outside and the noise is gone. I hear aConrail
> > roaring noise coming from I-95 and sometimes a train on the
> > line. I can hear jet engines in the distance from airlinersif
> > approaching La Guardia Airport. I will visit Radio Shack to see
> > they have a detector for this low vibration.
- View Source--- In email@example.com, "Mark Allyn" <cobrajet_1998@...>
wrote:> call the city, and open a complaint. Find some company that
is > making noise nearby, . I will visit Radio Shack to see
> if> > > they have a detector for this low vibration....Hi mark
A lot of people on this site have to find out whether they suffer
the hum or not. Some really have tinitus, some suffer some local
noise making just as your message. As you say you have to look at
all these things before you can say you have the HUM.
Those who do suffer the hum, can look for years wondering where this
external noise source is coming from, but when you get it inside
your house and just step out the door to stop it, it is most weird.
In my own case, I live in a rural agrecultural area of Scotland,
with no heavy industry, fabrication, mining or anything within 40
miles (all long gone now), so to hear the HUM for the first time was
most distressing, as there was no visual or audiable clues to any
By finding these websites about the HUM, I soon realised I was
another HUM stastistic.