posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 07:28 AM
As I have been experiencing the Hum for what feels like two months (I haven't kept any written diary or record), I have tried to notice any patterns
now that I've "somewhat" gotten used to it at least when I'm not trying to fall asleep (and am not just angry all the time unable to focus on
trying to even try to figure it out).
It just so happens today that I have noticed a new pattern, and I'm quite happy about it because this leads me and others, I hope, a step closer
towards maybe resolving this matter or at least getting relief.
1) I sense it to be a bit directional. I mean to say that if I turn my head if I'm sitting at my computer chair, then I hear it a bit less - not
much, but enough to notice.
2) Putting an ear plug in the ear I mostly hear it in causes it to be greatly reduced, and hardly noticeable compared to not having it in.
3) Just tonight, I realized that after the central heating unit turns off, the Hum is very strong.
These things further confirm my belief that it is external in nature. My next step is to try to figure out what these patterns mean (specifically only
1 and 3 are patterns, I think) through reasoning.
Some first thoughts are that it could be due to a pressure that increases in my room when the heater unit (same as A/C; it's central) kicks in. It
could be due to the large amount of power the unit uses, relative to other devices in the house, or at least, a "acceleration" or spike in overall
power usage. I don't know why these things might cause the Hum to be stronger, but it's at least something to put on the table for anyone with more
experience. (BTW I give up on my doctor, an ENT, who tried to prescribe me vitamins that cost $150 for a 3-month supply - for tinnitus!)
The next thing I am considering is that it seems to have a slight direction to it, so I would reason that it is coming from one direction more than
another. To be clear, it's not that I hear it in one ear and not another, therefore it comes from the left. It's that when I turn my head, my left
ear is less affects by it when in the same direction as my right ear faces.
I can state some other observations: the Hum goes away or is nearly inaudible when I go outside for the most part - rarely a problem outside the
house's vicinity. I don't hear the Hum in the park I run in nearby; I have heard it sometimes at the grocery store down the street on several
occasions. Listening to music, yes, does drown out the noise usually if not too soft.
I have seen and audiologist and a doctor together working as one, and they have never heard of this. My left ear is more sensitive than the right, but
they stated it as though my left ear is normal and that my right ear has the "problem." (I'd say it's the other way around!)
Aside from this, while in bed, I've often felt vibrations in my body. They are sometimes worse on the side of my mattress (left or right). (I usually
sleep more to one side than another, so it's more cushion-y on one side.) I figure this might mean that the springs in my mattress are affecting
something - maybe an electromagnetic field, but I'm really stepping out into a field about which I know very little.
That's about all the facts and information I have so far. Let this be an aid to everyone who might seek out more information and try to piece
together the pieces of this puzzle. I'm really not one to blame the government for a phenomena without a thorough study into the facts I've
uncovered for myself (i.e., taking another's word for it).
Any input appreciated if you can analyze this situation. I will post more information if I can detect any more patterns.