Comments for David , James and Anne
- From: David Deming <profdeming@c...>
Date: Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:39 pm
Subject: Indianapolis Hum
>I find it highly interesting that the Hum which was formerlyHi David,
>prominent in Kokomo, is now in Indianapolis.
>Howabout some of the Indianapolis hearers contacting the
>Indianapolis Star to see if you can get them to cover
>the story in a serious way?
>In other instances, when someone finally broke the ice
>and contacted the local newspaper, the newspaper was
>subsequently deluged by hundreds of letters from hearers.
First, thank you for creating this forum on the hum. I was so glad
to find a forum on it. So many people understand here what it is
like to try to cope with this noise.
I also am wondering just where and the extent of the hum in Indiana.
I imagine there are more people affected, but very few want to say
anything even on the web. I hope more people though will come
forward at least on this forum and express their experiences and any
insights. This all has such a stigma to it, because most people do
not hear this.
The way the hum is portrayed I would be very reluctant to go to the
media. It is frustrating to feel we can't more openly find out what
is causing this. The hum brings with it a lot of undesirable
attentions from people. They can be curious as well as very cruel.
Sometimes this hum that I hear is a droning tone and other times it
can seem like a very distant sound of a bassing stereo. I'm thinking
when I hear what seems like bassing it is something else mixing with
the hum? It was this bassing signature in which I first started
noticing the hum. When it's like that I feel like this home is like
a resonance of a kettle drum.
>From: "Anne" <llamavalley@e...>Hi Anne,
>Date: Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:54 pm
>Subject: Re: HUM_FORUM: Thanks for the welcome to this forum
>I am glad you found the fan to help mask the hum. I could not make
>it without one. You will probably notice if you do not have
>anything to break the constant humming sound that you somehow
>become entrained to it. This will only make its effects even more
>enhanced. The fan really helps, but when the hum is very bad, I
>know its there even if I can't hear it. The way it makes your
>entire body feels revved up and stressed
The electric fans have kept my sanity and ability to sleep most of
the time. I have several different ones depending on the strength of
The worst part for me has been trying to sleep. When I get to that
point just on the edge of sleep..that is when I noticed it the most
and it would wake me back up.
From: James Dame <50088@u...>
Date: Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:04 am
Subject: Re: HUM_FORUM: Thanks for the welcome to this forum
>I haven't posted on the forum for a while, but in one of myI have tried regular foam earplugs in the past, but they only seemed
>previous posts I
>mentioned that I have found an inexpensive product
>that works very well for me in considerably reducing the hum. The
>silicone ear plugs, which can be found in the ear
>care section of most drug stores. The directions on the package say
>to not push
>the plugs into the ear canal. However, I found
>that by VERY CAREFULLY pushing the plugs into the ear canal the hum
>diminishes, and, in some cases, stops. This depends
>on the intensity of the hum. This technique has kept me almost sane
>for most of
>this last year.
to enhance low-frequencies. Thanks for the suggestion, I will give
the silicone earplugs a try.
It seems we try the best we can to find ways to cope with the hum.
It can really get to me when I do not have something to block it.