Humming Sound

by Deb
(Australia)

Hi Sarinne,

What advice can you offer in regards to blocking out very low frequency noise? I have recently moved into a double brick house and at night I hear this constant low frequency humming noise. I am guessing that it is coming from somewhere far away as it doesn't seem like it's coming from within the house anywhere.

I have covered the vents with foam which doesn't help much.

Thanks for any advice.

Sleep deprived,
Deb

Reply from Noise Help:


Oooh, that's a very tough one. Without knowing the source of the noise, it's hard to know how to address it.

Many people, from different parts of the world, hear a sound called "The Hum," which could be what you are describing. The cause is unknown, and it's notoriously difficult to reduce the disturbance it causes. Here are a couple of links that give more information on it:
Wikipedia entry: The Hum
Hum Forum on Yahoo! Groups

The two things I would try first would be:
  • Noise-cancelling headphones, which are designed to cancel continuous sounds and work well against low-frequency noise, like the noise inside the passenger cabin of a plane. People who are dealing with "The Hum" report mixed results with noise cancellation, but it could be worth a try. It would be a pain to sleep with them, but if they help it would at least give you an option.
  • A noise-masking device, like a white noise machine (or a fan, or a radio tuned to static). It might cover over the humming sound enough so that you can at least get to sleep at night.

And of course, if you can locate the source of the sound, then you might be able to find a way to address it directly. But since low-frequency sounds can travel long distances, you're right that it could be coming from far away. Try asking your neighbors if they hear it. Maybe they have more information, or can suggest ways to deal with it.

I wish I could tell you more. I hope you find a solution!

Regards,
Sarinne




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Sep 12, 2013
Bass Subwoofer Speaker/Electronic Harassment
by: Elizabeth

My next door neighbor plays a self powered bass subwoofer speaker 24/7 to electronically harass me over a fence dispute. My windows, walls, floors, etc. vibrate. Beats my ear drums. Can I do anything to stop the bass noise rumble hum? The police won't cite him because the bass noise is not loud. Please help. I don't want to move. Thank you very much.

Elizabeth

Sep 16, 2013
Electronic Harassment
by: Sarinne

Hello, Elizabeth. I'm so sorry to hear of the problem with your neighbor. Low-frequency vibration of your home 24/7 is a whole new level of nerve-racking!

As you're no doubt aware, you feel the low frequency sound in your whole body, not just through your ears. For that reason, conventional measures like ear plugs, hearing protectors, and white noise don't do much to block it out or cover it up. It would probably require a massive remodeling job or even rebuilding of your home to fortify it against the vibration. However, even then I would worry that the problem would not be resolved, since in this case the neighbor is doing it deliberately to harass you and would probably simply switch tactics and find some other way to disturb you.

For defending yourself against unreasonably difficult neighbors, you might check out Bob Borzotta's book Neighbors from Hell for fresh perspective, practical guidance, and encouragement.

I hope you find a solution that lets you keep your home as well as your peace of mind.

-- Sarinne from Noise Help

Dec 26, 2013
You are not alone
by: Lori

It's the switch mode power supply from the smart meter on your house.

Apr 04, 2014
possible tool
by:

Your neighbor could be using an LFO synthesizer. I have also seen on youtube, drone machines hooked up with an amp. Creates low frequency pulsing sound. There is also drone, ambient and binaural songs or apps that can be downloaded. Try using an fft or spectrum to identify.

Jul 25, 2014
Definety not alone!
by: Don

I've been trying for years to find the source of the humming, drone noise. best I can describe is twin engines from an AC-130 Hercules. They are synchronized and seldom get off frequency.I thought that they could have been chicken house fans but...no way. Folks are reporting the noise all over the planet. there has got to be a common denominator!

Sep 19, 2014
At last I have found others who would believe the hum.
by: Susan

I am certain I this hum is external, I never used to hear it until I moved. I am no longer able to meditate as I cannot reach the level. This hum is definitely worse indoors, I can hear it through my pillow. Ear plugs do not block it out, it is far worse at night when other noises no longer 'block it out', it is awful, occasionally a car passes by and blocks its frequency out, but that is only momentary. I do not hear it when I visit my Son, he has no mains gas and has a cesspit. could it be water pumps or gas pipes under ground? I is certainly not nature. I know this because this HUM stops every Wednesday night until early hours. It then wakes me up.

Sep 21, 2014
SUSAN!
by: Don

You are exactly right! I have wondered if the MANY gas pipe lines in the area could be carrying this hum noise. At the current moment the noise has subsided. I have not heard it in weeks. Or perhaps I have finally blocked it out. Lol, I will not even stop right at this moment to try and hear it! I will travel to the one of the pipe lines thT re less than a mile away the next time the hum appears.

Oct 01, 2014
humming
by: susan

Please call your gas company, I had the same humming noise for two years. The gas company installed a new meter and it is totally gone.

Oct 04, 2014
Thanks Susan
by: Don

Susan,
The noise I speak of is audible no matter where you travel in my community. I highly doubt it would be 1" residential service lines. The Gas lines I speak of are 48" supply lines that travel through-out the country. Which would make more sense, since the humming can be heard ALL OVER the country and in other countries. At this point I'm willing to bet we all have this common denominator!!

Oct 04, 2014
HUMMING
by: susan

I see, I did hear it very slightly last night but it is better, do you think they will ever stop it?

Oct 04, 2014
Don
by: SUSAN

I am not the Susan who wrote and suggested that I ask to have my gas metre changed, however, thank you Susan. I am inclined to agree with you Don because I can hear it outside too, it sends a vibration in to my ears, it is a sound wave which is (as I have discovered) not "audible" to all people. Personally it is terrible, potentially life destroying I now wonder how this effects new born babies and children, especially in the long term. I wonder what animals are tormented with this noise too. This is a man mad noise and one way or another, we will ultimately pay the price for what we are doing to this planet.
I am looking for ear phones, I dread the noise every single night.

Oct 04, 2014
HUMMING
by: susan m

I was hearing it outside also, after the meter change it is extremely decreased so maybe some of it is from the underground gas pipes, it was really bad before,

Oct 04, 2014
Susan m
by: SUSAN

Thankyou Susan, I will ask the gas company to change my metre. My problem is... will they believe me? I have been made to feel rather uncomfortable in the past whenever I have spoken about this subject because others could not hear it.. Once, even told to have my hearing checked (just in case!) for Tinnitus first! Things like that, and the constant broken sleep have rather worn me out.

Oct 04, 2014
HUMMING
by: susan m

Try earplugs for now, it helps. We have sensitive hearing. I had no idea where to go for help with it.
The gas company called me and said I was due for a new meter so this happened by accident for me. I just listened now and there was nothing. I had been hearing it for years. It never hurts to ask. I wonder if everyone here has gas coming to thier house?

Oct 04, 2014
humming
by: susan m

in 2013 I see a person named Lori said that she thought it was meter related, is she still here?

Oct 05, 2014
Bass
by: Elizabeth

I believe it is bass frequency. Check with your neighbors to see if anyone is playing a bass subwoofer speaker with no music. It's just bass (white noise/sound masking). You are sensitive to the low frequency. Go see an Ear Noise and Throat (ENT) doctor to get an evaluation. You will have hearing tests to check for hearing loss. You probably have Hyperacusis Dysfunction. Persons with hyperacusis should be evaluated by a physician expert in ear disease, usually an otologist, neurotologist, or otoneurologist. See if they or your internist or your ENT doctor will prescribe Neurontin (Gabapentin) which numbs the nerves in your ear drums. You will no longer hear the bass noise and you will sleep. You may have stiff ear drums so when the bass which is a physical force hits your eardrums it's like a drum stick hitting your eardrums and it hurts. Other people's eardrums are flexible so the bass frequency goes through and they don't hear it or feel it. This is what my ENT doctor described it to me. Vibration is a physical property of bass frequency. Google the internet and read up on bass frequency and Hyperacusis Dysfunction. Good Luck!

Oct 05, 2014
ENT?
by: Don

To Elizabeth,
I appreciate you input. However, the noise/hum is there. It is true that some people can hear it. It is also true that you have to listen for it to come through, and once it does, you always hear it. It IS NOT a disease. It is man-made and if the government cares about it they could waste more money on a study to actually find it. I live in the country...STICKS! This is nothing that can be heard in the city, simply because of it's own reasons. We do have natural gas as a utility so the small pipelines are all over. For some reason the meters are out along the roadside. It could be the source, but on certain nights and even some days the hum just seems like something more than a 2" supply line. That's why I eluded to the main distribution lines that cross through our county, and may other county's all over the nation. The noise does not me it disturbs me.It's obviously something we will have to learn to ignore to avoid it, just like many other things we do as humans can ignore. So,

Oct 06, 2014
Not an illness
by: SUSAN

Thank you for your advice (regarding taking Gabapentin etc)however, I do not want to pump drugs in to my body to try and cure an external noise I have travelled to lots of places and this "hum" is not everywhere. I can liken it a pump labouring far off in the distance. Ear plugs do not block it out .. it passes through. After having experienced many months of meditation in different places .. I know this is man made and the fact that a lot of people can hear it means that we humans are actually capable of hearing this well (enhanced) It would be a far greater blessing if it was banned... modified ... if it could be sourced and acknowledged .. I feel it is ignored like so many other things because 'it won't do any harm... ignorance ... Well being is last on the list these days!

Oct 06, 2014
HUMMING
by: susan m

I found this
http://stopsmartmeters.org/2013/12/03/dirty-electricity-from-smart-meters-answers-from-the-experts/

Nov 03, 2014
Neighbor who is harassing Elizabeth
by:

Elizabeth, as I’am sure the owner of this page and local laws would not condone physical violence to stop the neighbor who is harassing you I won’t suggest it. You may have to resort to a law suite or restraining order. I'm not a lawyer so don't know what evidence you would need. It may be worth checking into. Perhaps an Engineering student at a local collage could help you document and quantify it.

Nov 15, 2014
Humming noise
by: J.P.

I can tell you that it is not from the Smart meters. I thought so at first, had my landlord change Smart meter to analog, and humming noise is still here. It really is horrible that the people who can hear this low frequency hum will never hear silence again. It's insane. I used to love sitting in a quiet room and be in complete silence. I don't know why there isn't more news coverage about this, because it violates our rights. Has anyone had any luck with silicone earplugs? Normal earplugs do not work. Thanks.

Nov 15, 2014
Dear J.P.
by: Susan

I absolutely agree with you, I no longer am able to meditate, this humming noise has deeply affected my life. Silicone ear plugs do not work ...that is .. they do not block that sound out. Ear phones work with music on but we are then restricted to not hearing! I personally cannot just lie in one position with ear phones on all night AND worst of all.. with ear phones on, I cannot hear my elderly mother if she calls out to me OR my dog if she gets up to go out. WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS? I agree .. What can we do??

Nov 15, 2014
Law Enforcement
by: Elizabeth

Law Enforcement needs noise meters that measure the humming, rumbling Bass noise (18 - 25db) that we hear and then they could enforce the laws (noise nuisance/electronic harassment) that are in place to ticket the offender. I was told by local Police to find a sound specialist to measure and document the Bass noise and then they could take the document to a judge who would approve ticketing the offender. I cannot find a sound specialist to measure the Bass noise. Further, our local Government - Mayor, Governor, Senator, Congressman, etc. needs to be contacted and educated on what is being done to us. Perhaps, they could get the ball rolling on better laws to prevent the humming Bass noise. Not only do I experience the Bass noise, but the vibration, too. I had custom made earplugs made and they help. But, you cannot stop Bass frequency. It permeates everything. Although, my neighbor must have some way to insulate his Bass subwoofer or Sound Masking machine (White/Pink Noise) so he and his family can tolerate it - or he's plain nuts and enjoys it. The Gabapentin numbs the nerves in my eardrums and it helps tremendously. I barely hear the humming and rumbling or feel the physical pain that the Bass frequency causes me because Bass is a physical force and I can sleep at night. It's a heck of a note that neighbor can reach into the privacy of my home with his electronic harassment/Bass frequency and cause me physical harm, steal my peace that I am entitled to, and get away with it. Good Luck to all of you. May you find the Peace we so desperately deserve. Thank you.

Nov 16, 2014
To: J.P.
by: Elizabeth

Hello, J.P Does your Land Lord have a Sound Masking Machine that produces this new white noise (Bass) to muffle noise or conversation for his renters? You can Google Sound Masking or search Amazon.com to order the Sound Masking machine. Department stores and Grocery stores are now installing these Sound Masking machines to muffle extraneous noise and conversation. Companies install Sound Masking machines to muffle office chatter in open working environments. The original white noise made a sssshhhhing sound like a fan and it did not hurt anyone. Now, this new white noise or pink noise is mostly Bass if not all Bass. That's why it produces the rumbling and humming sound. It does not bother some people. But, others like you and I, it hurts our eardrums because it's Bass which is a physical force beating our eardrums and because it's Bass (frequency) it carries, traveling low, and permeates everything. You can hear it out in the parking lot. This Sound Masking machine should be outlawed. I hope it's a fad and goes out of style. Yes, the News Media should be made aware. The authorities should stop it. But, if they can not hear it, they will not help. That's why a noise meter that measures Bass frequency is needed (18-25 db). By the way, Bass makes you deaf. My recent visit with my ENT Doctor confirmed with new hearing tests that I have hearing loss compared to tests I took last year - thanks to my neighbor. Take care.

Dec 01, 2014
Power Line communication on Smart Grid Is Cause of the Noise Pollution
by: Sandaura

Please go to www.sandaura.wordpress.com to learn more about the Noise you are hearing.

Removing a smart meter which is contributing to the cause of the noise and negative symptoms will not stop the noise if the meter is removed from your home. The Noise is radiating on the power lines; that is why it is heard inside and outside your environment. Isolated cases of the hum may have been impart due to power grid issues. the reason people are hearing it everywhere is because of the power line communication which was implemented to manage data which needs two way communication on the lines. PLC was experimented with in the past and used, but it was always one direction and not with pulsed RF signals. it is a well known fact that BPL and PLC are very challenging to control because of the noise this technology creates on the lines.

Dec 17, 2014
Tracking to the source?
by: Kyle

I started to hear a low humming sound about a month ago, coincidentally right after SCE company changed to smart meters in my area. However, I can only hear the humming sound indoor. The meter doesn't make any humming sound when I listen to it closely. Does anyone know of a low-frequency sound detector that can be used to follow to the source of this annoying humming sound?

Jan 03, 2015
Sound Level Meter
by: Elizabeth

I do not have a smart meter. I have a lunatic next door neighbor who plays a bass subwoofer speaker 24/7 because he has a grudge over a fence dispute. No music. Just the boom boom boom - constant rumbling and humming and severe bass noise when he turns up the volume that beats my eardrums - and the vibration that travels through my house so that I cannot rest or sleep because bass frequency is a physical force and permeates everything. If the Police Department possessed a Type 1 Sound Level Meter as described in the USA website link below (NoiseMeters.com), then they could uphold the City Ordinances regarding Noise Nuisance (electronic harassment) from bass subwoofers and cite the individual. Please see the copy email note below from Mike Bullen with NoiseMeters.com. He is kindly replying to me. But, I do not have $10,000 USD to purchase a Type 1 Sound Level Meter. That is why the Authorities - Law Enforcement - need to find it in their budget to purchase such a Sound Level Meter because they have the power to enforce the ordinances that are in place to stop the bass noise and vibration.

Sep 15, 2014

Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you for your inquiry. These are very low noise levels.

We do have instruments that do this but they need to be Class 1 accuracy (to get the low noise floor required) and have frequency filters.
http://www.noisemeters.co.uk/product/cel/632c/

You are looking in the order of around £3K for a Class 1 version of this instrument (you would also need a calibrator).

Best regards,

Mike

Mike Bullen
NoiseMeters Ltd
Tel: 0845 680 0312
Fax: 0845 680 0316
Email: mike@noisemeters.com
Web: www.noisemeters.com

I have even contacted Radio Shack (USA) to see if they have vendors who could supply them with a less expensive Type 1 Sound Level Meter that measures low noise levels which are below 30 decibels to sell to customers and Law Enforcement.

Regardless, someone needs to invent and manufacture a less costly Sound Level Meter to measure and document low noise (bass) to sell to the general public. Thank you.



Jan 03, 2015
The Smart Grid Syndrome (The Hum)
by: Sandaura

Australia has the Smart Grid Network there. We have heard from several Australians describing the Smart Grid Syndrome. To learn more go to www.sandaura.wordpress.com

Jan 04, 2015
Sounds like a generator in the distant
by: J

I have been trying to figure out this noise over a good year or more now! I kept thinking it was coming from a farm behind me but only really hear inside my house?! The noise sounds like a generator in the distance which I'll hear cut in & out often. I am currently visiting a girlfriends house today who is an hour away from me. I got up & hear this exact noise & doesn't stop.

Jan 04, 2015
It doesn't matter whether you have a smart meter on your home to hear the noise
by: Sandaura

You don't have to have a smart meter on your home to hear the continuous hum and infrasound drone because it is radiating in the air off the power lines. It is ubiquitous and everywhere the Global smart grid network is turned on.

Jan 04, 2015
noise
by: susan m

Sandaura ,
When did this start, do you know? I have heard it for years.

Jan 04, 2015
@"J"
by: Don

@J...Welcome to the humming community....no one knows why.

Jan 04, 2015
Hum Timeline...heard worldwide
by: Sandaura

Hi Susan,

The timeline where it started to impact wildlife as well is 2006. this is when they turned on the PLC (power line communication) for the Smart meters and Smart Grid network. I have detailed this in my blog at www.sandaura.wordpress.com.

The history of localized hums have always been related to electromagnetic energy of the grid. the reason why it is so prominent is because the power lines are now one continuous antenna because of the Global Smart Grid Network.

Jan 06, 2015
Sandra- global powerline hum....
by: Don

I like your idea. but how can you explain the the indeterminacy of it. IE: sound disappears for weeks or months on end. It is also very prominent during the winter time...

Jan 07, 2015
The hum is a constant continuous noise
by: Sandaura

Hi Don,
I am not commenting on an idea I have. We have forensic evidence from multiple testing in different areas as well such as power quality, acoustic and audio. All of which using different methods and equipment to analyze and acquire the data.

The noise issue that I describe is constant and has never gone away since the smart grid network, which uses RF PLC and various forms of it on the power lines. We have been measuring this noise since 2006 and it has always been there, even during major power outages. It is a communication network that is transmitting 24/7 non stop.

The hum, to be clear, is more than just a hum. It is also accompanied by a constant low frequency drone (infrasound). Again these RF signals on the lines are the source.

Jan 13, 2015
Not Just a Sound but Radiation
by: SmartGridHum

A few health tips:

1. There's a YouTube vid re The Hum in Ireland by ImagesByDavid. Comments there said any cheapo drugstore "HEARING AMPLIFIER" will bring the LOW FREQUENCY hum up to "Normal" Hearing Level, thereby "Cancelling it Out" for Hum Hearers. They also said that by then Not Hearing the Hum (due to wearing the Amplifier), you won't feel the Vibrations either.

There are so many of those Amplifiers online I'm having trouble zooming on one to buy. I would also like to hear from others who may have tried this. And if you did buy & try one, would you please share which exact brand & model you bought & did it really work, & how complicated or easy is it to use, etc. Thanks!

2. The Hum is not just a sound but is deadly radiation (the Amplifier won't stop that). But, per DrAxe.com site (chiropractor) in his "25 Best Uses for Peppermint Oil" (Essential Oil) article, it included this one sentence: That Peppermint Oil will protect against "cell death via DNA damage due to Radiation." -- Also see his articles re Frankencense Oil w/studies re it curing cancers.

BTW: The Hum I'm referring to is the Low Droning Rumbling Hum that, when ramped up by Smart Grid Control Room operators, can also become a Faster Drumming Hum. (It can also be ramped up Soooo Strong that it becomes a LOUD ROARING with violent vibrations. No way in Hades is that an "it's all inside your head" phenomenon!)

Signed:
SmartGrid Vibrations & Hum in South USA, 8.5-Months & Continuing!

PS: Guess what the captcha word is, below, that it wants me to fill in to prove I'm not a robot > > "CRISIS" !!! No joke!! :-/

Feb 23, 2015
Meter treater whole house surge protector
by: Lori

Yes, check with your electric company if they will install a meter greater whole house surge protector. It is installed between the meter and the wall.
This will eliminate the thumping, but you will still hear the smart grid. You will be able to sleep better at night.
I have installed three so far and it is much better.

Feb 23, 2015
"Boil The Frog Slowly" Interview about HUM and more...
by: Sandaura

"Boil the Frog Slowly" radio show interview with a "Hearer" and also harmed by the Smart Meter technology.

Feb 09, 2015 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiPBJD-UKUo#t=51

Feb 23, 2015
To Sandaura: Equipment to measure hum?
by: Elizabeth

Hello, Sandaura

You previously stated that you use "different methods and equipment to analyze and acquire the data" to determine what the hum and vibration is.

Please inform me what type of equipment you use and where I can purchase same.

Thank you.

Feb 23, 2015
How to record the noise
by: sandaura

Elizabeth,

You can email me through my site at sandaura.wordpress.com


Mar 19, 2015
WOW, just wow
by: TrendyCorndog

I recently moved 3 months ago to a different apartment and I have been accusing my neighbors of playing low frequency bass and when I was sure they weren't I started thinking I was clearly losing my mind. I not only HEAR this noise that no one else can hear, but I FEEL it, just like someone has the bass turned up. Earplugs do not help, white noise does not help, and I cannot for the life of me ever hear it once I am outdoors. I am going to try some of the solutions posted, just relieved that I am not going crazy although losing as much sleep as I have been sure makes me feel that I am.

Mar 19, 2015
To Trendycornydog
by: Susan W

Yes, I feel for you, I am in exactly the same positon, I am certain this noise will effect thousands of people, also including babies and wild life, it will change life as we knew it. I actually moved house because I could not bear it anymore, I could have written your letter myself, I fell out with my neighbours, eventually I did not believe them and thought it was their fish tank /pump which was situated next to our joining wall. I cannot not get of to sleep, it is like torture, I try to catch up on as much sleep during the day time whenever I can because that is my only saving grace. Once night falls and other noises which would block it out or, rather, mask it have subsided, then it is too late. It vibrates an makes me tense up my ears. In order to try and 'block' it out, I have to be awake..it is a vicious circle. I have to try and sleep in one position, curled up with ear plugs in, the ear plugs do not work, I have tried them all, eventually, they made my ears sore from the pressure, I also now have a sore throat on the one side because I can hear less in one ear so pressed my other ear into the pillow with ear plugs in and after while, that hurts. (also tried many different types of pillows )This began in Sussex, I now live in Berkshire and although the noise is less here, it remains the same...constant. I shall move again one day, but I am not in the position to and when I do, I shall go at night and try to find an area where this noise doesn't happen. I do not hear it at my son's house, but, as I have mentioned before, he has no mains gas or sewerage pipes, so I wonder. Please do not think you are going crazy. Ear phones work up to a point, but only if you stay in one position and don't mind the music, they do cut you of from the world, which is not good at night.

Mar 24, 2015
Humming noise
by: Deena

Ever since they installed the smart meter I can hear a crazy humming noise. It's the worst at night when I'm trying to sleep. Just got back from vacation and it is so annoying!

Apr 07, 2015
humming noise
by: Judy

I have a humming noise in my apartment. It is loudest around the water heater.
My apartment complex refuses to address it.
My ears actually ring and hurt after I'm home in the apartment about an hour.
My eardrums hurt from the noise.
If there anything that I can do to make it stop?

Apr 19, 2015
The "Hum"
by: Shane

The "Hum", as far as I can tell, is coming from the electrical grid and I think RF is amplifying it some how. I have been hearing the hum for about 5 years now. 3 years ago I downloaded a frequency generator and matched it (harmonized) up to the hum. What I discovered was that it matched perfectly with the ac current on the grid, 60 Hertz (Hz). Just recently, while I was making dinner, I could hear the hum and when I turned on the stove, which is electric, I noticed that the tone of the hum changed. Like when you put more torque onto an electric motor it will "strain". This confirmed it for me. I wasn't sure until now. How can I hear the ac current though? My theory is that smart meters that everyone has now is throwing RF not only into the atmosphere but putting it back onto the grid. Think about it. A few smart meters aren't going to hurt anyone but think about, how many people live in your neighbourhood, in your city, in your county, in your state and all of them are transmitting RF onto the grid which, coupled with the high voltage currant, is creating a "electro magnetic wave" or "frequency", ie EMF? Certain people can hear or rather detect them in their head. I say detect because I can still hear the hum with earplugs in. The EMF's created have saturated the atmosphere so much so that I can hear the hum even when I'm up in the mountains. So until they stop transmitting RF over AC current power lines we will continue to hear this damned Hum.

Apr 19, 2015
More Anti-Radiation Health Tips
by: SmartGrid_Vibes+Hum

Learned at an anti-Smart Meter site of yet another health tip for protecting our bodies from the PowerGrid/SmartGrid Radiation assault (the Hum+Vibes are induced by EMF/MW/RF): "Calcium Bentonite Clay" > used for human consumption & poured over the land after Chernobyl. It adsorbs radiation (& other heavy metals, etc.). Several brands out there, but I bought the "Living Clay" kind (a fine green powder) at Amz. (I have no financial interest/affiliation in any of these things.) I have been using it only 1+ week so far, mixed w/water, drink it. It's supposed to "grab" all internal radiation & take it out of the body via normal elimination. I like it; can't hurt!

Since Radiation zaps our bodies of minerals, I also added to the daily regime "Magnesium Oil" (make your own > Food Grade Magnesium Chloride Powder, or Magnesium Chloride Flakes) + Water; spritz or roll-on skin daily. Plus I added Edon Liquid Minerals, 30-drops x day in water.

HTH! Just trying to stay alive down here in FLA amidst almost-non-stop "Electrified Vibrating & Humming Atmosphere" (indoors, garage too; concrete/carpeted floor, bed (no more metal coil mattress either), chairs, body, sinks/plumbing all vibrating & humming) for almost a year now. It's without a doubt the PowerGrid + SmartGrid = DeathGrid! No Mystery to it!

Apr 19, 2015
PS: Addendum to Above
by: SmartGrid_Vibes+Hum

Previously I'd read Nascent Iodine was good for anti-radiation. Bought some, drops, take internally, tasted good! (will stain white fillings so drink water/brush fast). Later read that internal iodine may not be a good idea, could take too much > bad for heart, liver, etc. Safer to use topical iodine, on skin only, let it absorb; easier to regulate, less chance of taking too much, etc. So switched to Isol Skin Iodine (iHerb carries it, cheap; external use only!)

Also, re prior Peppermint Oil anti-radiation tip (further above, January 2015), should not take internally (though some people do 1-drop on tongue, etc.). Best to dilute w/any carrier oil & use topically on skin only, as Essential Oils are very potent/condensed, & you don't want to give your liver any excess loads to filter out.

Consult w/your favorite health care provider if you have questions. HTH!

Sorry I don't have a Hum Solution, but it's NOT "ocean waves crashing on sea floor" as nutty French "researchers" said in the News in recent days! Pfff! Red Flag > Dis-Info Alert!

Apr 23, 2015
humming NEW
by: sue

I live in Plymouth and the humming sound is a nightmare I hear it all time night time its really bad I don't know what to do to stop it.had my ears looked at all is fine.its only in my house and I can hear a little outside what can I do im on sleeping tablets to help me sleep but its still there all day and all night sometimes its gone for a day or two then it come back could it be electrical grid or power line really need help and to find out who to call

Apr 23, 2015
Challenge this? NEW
by: Susan W

Does anyone know how we can challenge this? It is obviously world wide, certainly nationwide. I would imagine there will be millions upon millions of signatures. It is time to investigate seriously because the impact this is having on people from all walks of life not having adequate sleep is becoming dangerous .. it is a mental torture. This should be fought against. Is there anyone out there who is better than I am on the computer we need to unite and take this as far as Human Rights.

Apr 23, 2015
petition NEW
by: susan m

Maybe a care 2 petition?

Apr 23, 2015
Complain to the ACLU NEW
by: Elizabeth

In the USA, you can go online and fill out a form to file a complaint with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Also, contact your politicians and local Government, Mayor, State Representatives, Senator, Congressman, etc. We need to unite and become a force. This hum is detrimental and brings harm to people. Those in power need to know about it because they have the authority to end it.

May 05, 2015
humming noise in my flat NEW
by: lynn kenney

I am hearing a humming noise in my flat and a motor noise in my bedroom getting me down

May 13, 2015
New to the Hum scene here...BUT BESIDES ALL OF US HEARING THE HUM... NEW
by:

What else do we have in common? Sick? Flu? Allergies? Recent dental work? Low immunity? Has anyone ELSE thought to ask these questions? I myself have only started hearing this idling truck noise aka "hum" just about a week ago. (only in my right ear) It was also in this time frame that I ran out of my usual vitamins and was informed of an abscess that was infected which was treated by a 5 day regamine of zithromiacin (Z Pack) prior to having 2 root canals done...and they haven't been able to complete the rest of the dental work yet.
Maybe this is not the cause of this "hum" but rather the initiator? Can anyone else recall what was happening in their lives around the time they first noticed the hum?
Are we conducting our own frequentcy to the "hum" from our own personal environmental stimuli?

May 13, 2015
the hum NEW
by: lynn kenney

well I have been on to british gas they said its not coming from the smart meter I told them that have tinnitus they said it must be my ears so we all must have tinnitus . its getting me down now so think I will put my head out of the window to sleep lol.

May 13, 2015
smart meter network cause of hum; not just one smart meter NEW
by: sandaura

Please keep in mind that one smart meter is not going to stop the noise because it is the Smart Grid communication layer network, so it is in our environment, in our air. It is heard outside as well as inside. We knew when we demanded our smart meter be removed; we knew that it would not stop the noise in our home because we had figured out that it is much bigger than our one meter and we were right. The terrible symptoms stopped, but the noise is still here today.

May 13, 2015
Testimonial for Smart Grid Syndrome NEW
by: Sandaura

Please go to:

www.https://smartmeternewsupdates.wordpress.com/about/

Post your testimonial there, as well. We are documenting and building a network to fight this serious issue.

May 13, 2015
Good News? NEW
by: Susan W

I heard recently that there is a battery (soon available) which we can purchase and can be installed into our homes from which, we can run our appliances etc. I only caught a brief clip about it on the News and all I gather is that it is a new cleaner energy / way of running our homes. I think they have to be charged by solar?? Not sure. Does anyone else know about them or has anyone else heard about them? I thought it to be very good news if it means an end to the awful grid humming we are suffering, because thousands of people will want them.

May 13, 2015
great NEW
by: susan m

This is great news, please sned more info.

May 14, 2015
Blood Type Survey NEW
by: Shane

I'd like to conduct a survey. I'd like to research a theory of mine. It seems that only certain people can hear the HUM. I would like to know what bloodtype and RH of people on this forum that can hear the hum are. Thank You.

May 14, 2015
Battery energy NEW
by: Susan W

There is quite a lot about Batteries on the internet..Telsa TechCrunch.com/2015/04/30/telsa-powerballhome-battery/ ( I hope that is right)but we should be able to find it on energy storage Wikipedia etc. Mainly it looks interesting where this technology allows us to be independent of the grids. Also I think solar power is required but governments are still allowing places to be built without solar panels ..how stupid. Sorry I do not have any more information.

May 19, 2015
sounds so familiar NEW
by: carol

I too have the same problem as many on here. Sounds like a distant engine, worse at night, rapid not really helping etc. All so familiar.
I've been hearing it in my present house since feb 2014 (moved in during Nov 2013) but I also used to hear it only at night in my old flat which is only a 10 minute walk away from where we live now, so I do think it is a noise produced locally.
I'm blaming electricity. There are two power substations near us. It feels like a constant vibration. Makes me crazy! I can't hear it outside but can often hear it in the car parked outside my home.
Could it also be gas pipes? I've had all the utilities folk out to check metres and pipes. The power man could hear it and the water man thought it sounded like a pump running.
I have set up a facebook group so I feel like I am taking action and for other sufferers to let off stream and compare stories. Low Frequency Hum Sufferers it is called. Please join.

May 19, 2015
Yes to PowerGrid NEW
by: SmartGrid_Vibes+Hum

Agree w/Carol & Shane that the Low Frequency Droning Rumbling Vibrating "Hum" is emanating from PowerGrid/Powerlines.

It is not just at night either, at least not here (began April/May 2014); it's all the time/any time.

It is not just a Sound but is an Extremely Low Frequency/ELF (Radiation) Vibration in the Infrasonic range (-20Hz) which is same range as the human body's internal organs, which is why some of us actually FEEL the "Hum" "penetrating" & vibrating our gut, bladder, chest cavity, heart, brain, eyes, legs, feet. Yes, it is Slow Kill Torture!

Quotes/Wiki:
[...]
"The frequency of alternating current flowing in electric power grids, 50 or 60 Hz, also falls within the ELF band, making power grids an unintentional source of ELF radiation.l"
[...]
"A common source of ELF fields in the United States is 60 Hz electric and magnetic fields from high-voltage electric power transmission lines *AND* secondary distribution lines, such as those found in residential neighborhoods."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremely_low_frequency

Harmful? Wiki:
[...]
"There are established biological effects from acute exposure at high levels (well above 100 µT) that are explained by recognized biophysical mechanisms. External ELF magnetic fields INDUCE electric fields and CURRENTS in the body which, at very high field strengths, cause nerve and muscle stimulation and changes in nerve cell excitability in the central nervous system."
[...]

That's putting it mildly! As expert Curtis Bennett bluntly says, " 'INDUCING CURRENTS' means ELECTROCUTION!" > ThermoGuy.com.

Also from Wiki, for those who think Gas Lines are their problem:
[...]
"Transmitters in the 20 Hz range are also found in pipeline inspection gauges, also known as "PIGs".
[...]

HTH!

May 30, 2015
Humming sound NEW
by: Another Susan

I too hear the humming. Loud at night when there are no other sounds to block it out. Have tried ear plugs, but they don't help. Difficult to get to sleep. It's quite late now and still awake so going to put the radio on all night to see if that helps. I'll let you know.

May 31, 2015
humming NEW
by: lynn kenney

hi I have been told its my tinintis that's making the sounds

May 31, 2015
LFN drove me out of my home NEW
by: Dee

I moved into a new build flat which had up to date soundproofing! Wonderfully quiet. A month later I began to hear thudding bass noise and over the weeks a variety of five different rhythms of bass noise along with additional sounds. Most of the day and all of the night. Traced the noise to a 'gamer' using a home cinema i.e. media centre. He was a gaming addict and even when not gaming would leave the machine on 'tick over' - a sound like distant war drums. He wouldn't stop. At night he 'gamed' all over the world. Someone the noise was so loud it sounded like a sledge hammer outside my window, but measured very little on a home decibel measuring metre. These machines have built in sub-woofers which enhance Low Frequency Noise. No one else in the block said they heard anything, although I did hear one person having a go. In the end I had to move, as health was deteriorating. I'm a writer and no way could I work with the constant noise. I've discovered since that it's damaged my hearing.

May 31, 2015
Humming sound NEW
by: Another Susan

Playing music didn't help - still awake at 3am. Have just bought a white noise app for my iPhone. I'll let you know if it works. At £1.49 it's worth trying.

May 31, 2015
To Susan W NEW
by: Dee

Susan W I hadn't seen your comment from March before I left my first comment. Your experience sounds exactly like mine, right down to the vibration, the curling up in one position, ear plugs, etc. I am convinced the noise I hear is down to low frequency noise emitting from home media centre around where I live. I moved to get away from it, and to my horror I now live opposite another addict gamer, who hardly leaves the house and keeps his media centre on all the time, even if he not using it. I know when he is using it because the rhythm of noise changes. Obviously it's not just media centres that emit low frequency noise resonance. There has been some interesting research done at Salford University which was commissioned by Defra. Also other stuff from across the world. It seems though that at present there is no 'real' answer to what, why and how. Except that the LFN issue is world wide.

Jun 05, 2015
Imaginary noise NEW
by: Dee

Has anyone else been told that the noise they hear (which other people may not hear) is all in their mind. I keep being told this, and I am convinced it is not in my mind. Trouble is when other people don't hear the same noise, it is difficult to convince them. I think I am picking up LFN resonance which, according to research, only some people can hear. It would be helpful to know what experiences other people have had when they have tried to take, or get, action taken on the issue. Thank you

Jun 06, 2015
Humming Sound NEW
by: Another Susan

The White Noise app (£1.49) does help mask the humming sound. Needed to experiment with the sound, pitch and volume. Tried Heavy Rain for a few days - that was quite good, but have settled on Brown Noise with the pitch set to the lowest setting. Still trying out different volumes so that it settles into the background rather than being too prominent. For those who like the sound of a fan I think Brown Noise fits the bill more so than the sound of Oscillating Fan, which is also an option. This app is well worth a try. Hope it helps you.

By the way - who do I complain to about the hum?

For those who suggested it's tinnitus - definitely not that. I've had tinnitus in the past and its with you constantly, not just when you're at home.

Jun 06, 2015
Tinnitus NEW
by: Dee

I've also been told that the noise I hear is tinnitus. I know it is not because I've had tinnitus (in only one ear) for years and it's never bothered me; it is a different sound completely to the dreadful war drums and droning hum that I hear. I've tried complaining to E H but they only concentrate on volume of sound i.e. how many decibels, and LFN cannot be measured in decibels, it needs a different piece of equipment altogether. I have two files full of copies of letters I've sent to people, their replies, copies of research, information about how constant noise and interrupted sleep can damage people and make them ill. Not got anywhere, and still having the problem. The worst thing is being told it is all in my head. I really don't believe this because if it were I would hear it when I am out of my flat, but I don't.

Jun 06, 2015
hum NEW
by: lynn kenney

I have tinnitus 4 days out of 7 days I hear it the most in my bedroom if I wake up at 4 am I can not hear it if I hold my left ear I can hear it so now I have to believe its my tinnitus

Jun 06, 2015
Not Tinnitus NEW
by: Susan W

This humming noise is not Tinnitus.
I have NOT got Tinnitus either.

Jun 06, 2015
Not tinnitus NEW
by: Dee

I really don't believe that this constant noise I hear day and night, is tinnitus. But because no one else hears it (or they say they don't), it is so hard to deal with it. In the long run of course, they think it is all in my mind and I am a bit mad! I don't believe that. There is so much research out there about LFN and how only 1 in 50 people can hear this, and I tell people to read it, and then see if they still think I'm mad. Whether they do or no I don't know. However, because there has been research commissioned by the gov. it must be a problem. I've found out that apparently Environment Health Departments have been issued with guidelines on how to investigate complaints about LFN. However, don't think it's mandatory for County Councils to buy the right equipment or train up the officers, so back to square one trying to prove that it's not in the mind.

Jun 06, 2015
Humming Sound NEW
by: Another Susan

This is exactly the sound I here. Listen carefully as it's underneath the crackle of the recording machine. This is what's become known as the Bristol Hum (Google it). Hopefully this link to the sound will work for you. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hPAt8bIxgjk&feature=youtu.be

Jun 06, 2015
Humming Sound NEW
by: Another Susan

The link I just posted doesn't work so copy the paragraph into your notes page, click done and the link will then work for you.

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