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Originally posted by AshOnMyTomatoes
Have none of you ever heard of the Taos Hum? It's a real phenomenon, and if it's truly happening to the OP, its no laughing matter.
The Hum is often known by a local name, such as the Bristol Hum, the Taos Hum, the Larges Hum, the Kokomo Hum and many others but in fact there is no local Hum, it is heard across Northern Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it is a global phenomena.
The purpose of this web site is first to let sufferers know that they are not alone and to show that there is a logical explanation to the so called mystery Hum.
A German Hum researcher was recently given access to two insulated chambers, the first shields acoustic, electrical and magnetic signals.
The EM shielding works excellently for frequencies above 1kHz and the acoustic shielding is very good at all frequencies.
The second chamber was not built with acoustic shielding but does block most ambient noise and it shields all magnetic and electrical fields.
It has the best shielding standards in the world, no chamber has better data, neither the Earth's magnetic field or any EM is detectable within this chamber.
These chambers are most probably the quietest places on Earth and yet the Hum was "heard" in both.
This adds to the mounting evidence that the Hum is neither acoustic or electromagnetic and therefore must have some other cause.
"Global Hum Threatens to `Deafen' Whales," I. Anderson, New Scientist, p. 19, Jan. 19, 1991. Environmentalists are at odds with oceanographers over the international ocean sound propagation experiment scheduled to start this month. They fear that the low frequency sound waves to be generated under water in the Southern Hemisphere could interfere with the acoustic communication employed by whales and other marine mammals. The experiment will determine if detection of sound waves at stations around the world will provide a means of measuring ocean temperature accurately enough to observe any changes related to global warming.
Dr Baguley claims people have an internal volume control which helps us amplify quiet sounds in times of threat, danger or intense concentration. "If you're sitting by a table waiting for exam results and the phone rings you jump out of your skin. Waiting for a teenager to come home from a party - the key in the door sounds really loud. Your internal gain is sensitised." According to Dr Baguley, the problem comes when an individual fixes on a possibly innocuous background sound, and this act of concentration then triggers the body's "internal gain", boosting the volume. "It becomes a vicious cycle," he explains. "The more people focus on the noise, the more anxious and fearful they get, the more the body responds by amplifying the sound, and that causes even more upset and distress." Dr Baguley is now working with acoustic researchers from the University of Salford to try and find a solution to the problem.