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Unread 05-19-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question The HUM.... do you hear it?

My husband found this on BBC...He knows I have had The Hum
on and off for about 5 yrs.

I hear it mostly on vacation. We are isolated, no electricity there.
I always thought it was something coming over the water.
An engine or perhaps some generator at the light house.

But I have heard it at home, sometimes too.

Here is the article. For a while The Hum was in western USA, in
New Mexico or Arizona. I've never seen a story about The Hum in UK before.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8056284.stm

I have had two versions of The Hum... one note and two notes.
Since I have been using a nitrate drug to improve circulation and lower my blood pressure I have not heard it at home. The real test will be on vacation this year! I also hear it mostly at night. Rarely during the day when I am active.
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now I am very very curious

i think the link is wrong tho albeit the one you have in is for a very worthy cause

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Oh, GAK.... I thought I hit copy on that link...


I fixed it...Thanks Chemar!

Another aged moment!

(I met some really nice people yesterday while shopping at Lowe's,
WalMart and Costco). We had some nice senior moments. One lady helped me in the parking lot even! I guess I looked like I was in pain, and I was!
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how interesting

I dont hear the hum always, but I know there are times when I am bothered by background noise, often while trying to sleep. I do sometimes even get up to check the source (sounds like a car idling but when I go outside...nada) Being here in Florida I often wondered if it is just the combined drone of multiple air conditioners but I hear it winter too, even when no heating even needed.

I came to the conclusion that it is likely electricity.

I do have super sensitive hearing

lol last night was no hum but as we are having heavy rains after months of drought, it was endless frog songs coming from our stream out back
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Where I hear the hum there is no electricity. We are miles
from the shore.

I used to think it might be a frieighter engine...but those rumble.

This sound I hear is a hmmmmmmm--and it is somewhat melodious. One note like from an organ key left down. It is not high, not very low either. And sometimes it zooms up in pitch to another note a bit higher.
I've tried to "control" the pitch change, but I can't hold it for more than a short time say 30 sec. So I came to the conclusion that it is in my head. I thought maybe blood pressure related.
BP comes down at night.

I started the nitrate in October last year when we got back. No hum at home since then. But I never had it here much, anyway.

Sounds carry over the water quite a distance...and my husband can hear the freighters coming long before I do. So I don't think they are the source. Each has a different type of engine.

I really don't think about it much, past the first time I heard it.
Kevin and I were alone that summer, so it must have been more than 5 yrs come to think. He didn't hear anything, and he has perfect pitch. It was disturbing that first season I'll admit. I can screen out sensory things with autohypnosis, so I just learned to do that. I am not freaked by it, like the woman in the link.

I think it is interesting that more people are reporting it. I thought it was a New Mexico thing.
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I have super sensitive hearing , and can hear if the cable box has been left turned on at night, in the living room, from my bed. We now use surge protectors that we flip the switch and cut all power to the electronics in the house before going to bed. its amazing how far our power bill fell when we started UNplugging or switching the power off to things we are not currently using. A hum in a power free zone would make me batty.
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What is the difference between a "hum" and "ringing in the ears?"
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What is the difference between a "hum" and "ringing in the ears?"
Thank you.
This is a good question.

I have some nerve damage in my left ear, and it has tinnitus which varies during the day. This is a high pitched sound like
static you might hear from a microphone that was not working correctly.

The hum is a global sound in my head, it overpowers the hiss in my right ear and feels like a REAL sound. For me it is like a choral group singing a one note hum. It feels somewhat musical to me. (not like the description from the link I gave).
And sometimes it changes pitch by one note, but not always.
I hear it mostly at our very quiet home up North. We live on
rock...limestone rock...and when it started for me, I thought it was coming up thru the stone. Like a vibration, more than a sound. It also had a distant quality, but was pretty loud.

I've only heard it here a few times, not often.
For me it is not everyday, or constant. But it is WEIRD.
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Hmmmmmmm Just what I hear Nothing like the hums people have reported around the world, that sounds like an idling diesel engine, mine is a hum in the lower octave but not real low.. I also have sever tinnitus in both ears..

The strange part is it is mostly in my right ear, The one that does not have a hearing bone in it, so there is no way for outside sounds to get to the hearing nerve... And it almost vibrates. When I first noticed it, I went around the house looking for the source, even holding my hands on the walls and floors to see if I Could feel it.

Its really weird, no else hears it, and I can hear it almost everywhere I go..Sometimes Louder than others, like right now it is loud, but so is the ringing, which gets louder with some meds.. and it does fluctuate in intensity and tone, tone only a little.

I place the sound as being like a lawnmower or something like it , far in the distance and I am waiting for the SOB to turn it off...
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I was about 5 years old, at that time i was in Europe and my country was in the middle of a war. The year was 1992 to 1994. Where i used to live it was a small village and behind the house there was a little hill and behind the hill was woods all around. I am not sure what else was behind those woods we were never allowed to go there it was way too far. Everyday i used to go up on that little hill and watch the sunset, it was my way of day dreaming as a little girl and wish to have a life like kids on TV. That was my time and i would just sit there and enjoy! That's when i heard the humming noise, so i asked my dad what it was he told me he didn't hear anything. It was kind of scary for me, it felt like the aliens from war of the worlds were coming out of the ground!!!! I was about 6 years old at that time i didn't know any better. Anyway, the noise continued and i was really wondering what it was, because it felt so strange and it was so scary for me to hear something like that. Also, it was war and a lot of things were happening and i've seen a lot of strange things that are unexplained in this world, my believe is i'd rather not know if it's something beyond our human explanation! Sometimes leaving well enough alone is the best answer, believe me i'm telling you from the strange experiences and seeing things that will never be clear to me and hearing things that are not clear to us. I think it's just not meant for us to know! All we should know is that we are not alone experiencing this and that's all what is to it nothing else, we are not crazy we just have a special sensitivity to certain things. Finally in when my family moved away and woods and hills were far away we were in a small city I never heard that noise again, up until last night on unsolved mysteries and when this came up i just froze!!! i couldn't believe that what i was experiencing is an unsolved mystery. Thankfully i don't hear it anymore, but i do know how those people feel when they hear that sound. It is something that is just not normal and right! My way of ignoring it i listened to a lot of music and everyday i would listen to anything so i stop hearing that annoying humming, buzzing or what ever it was.
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