posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:40 AM
Originally posted by interestedalways
I was reading your post thinking how good it was and that I should give you a WATS for it, when I noticed how loud the ringing in my ears was,
actually I was thinking how it was louder than it had ever been.
It's called Tinnitus. It's a normal effect caused by damage to your ears.
I should know having nearly been deafened over the years, listening to ACDC over my 2k rig
If you want to learn more about Tinnitus you can go here.
Tinnitus - CNN Health Library.
Tinnitus involves the annoying sensation of hearing sounds in your ear when no external sound is present. Signs and symptoms may include:
Noise in your ear, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing
The noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both of your ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud
it interferes with your ability to concentrate or hear properly.
Source: Tinnitus - CNN Health Library.
There is even a registered Tinnitus charity... feel like giving??
The British Tinnitus Association
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the name given to the condition of noises 'in the ears' and/or 'in the head' with no external source. Tinnitus noises are described
variously as ringing, whistling, buzzing and humming.
The noise/s may be heard in one ear, both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be
low, medium or high-pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go.
What causes tinnitus?
Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness, it is a symptom generated within a person's own auditory pathways. Although it is often assumed that
tinnitus occurs as a result of disease of the ears, this is often not the cause. The precise cause of tinnitus is still not fully understood but is
usually associated with some hearing deficits.
Who gets tinnitus?
Experiences of tinnitus are very common in all age groups, especially following exposure to loud noise, however, it is unusual for it to be a major
problem. There is a widely held misconception that tinnitus is confined to the elderly, but various studies have shown that it can occur at any age,
even quite young children. Mild tinnitus is common - about 10 per cent of the population have it all the time and, in up to one per cent of adults,
this may affect the quality of their life.
Source: The British Tinnitus Association
This is more than likely the cause of your ringing
I might also add that the premise that sound waves are somehow able to travel from Saturn to here is not physically possible. Sound needs a physical
medium by which the waves can travel.
Since space is a void sound cannot be transmitted.
So I wouldn't be too worried about any alien sound waves traversing the cosmos if I was you.
Although the hexagon appearing in nature may seem to be strangely ordered, don't be mislead into thinking intelligence. The hexagon is a common
occurrence throughout nature, it is an extremely flexible and efficient shape.
I might also add that the fundamental laws of physics state that order comes from chaos and so it is not unexpected to see this shape in a chaotic
Whether or not this occurrence was expected is beside the point, it is however a thing of beauty and should be admired as such, not feared.
All the best,
[edit on 11-4-2007 by Neon Haze]