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This Deafening, Mysterious Noise Is Haunting People All Over The World

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at 2016.02.23
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A mystery has taken the world by surprise, and scientists are having a hard time explaining it. It is driving people to the brink of insanity, and there is no explanation, cure, or treatment. What could be causing such a thing? Is it an epidemic? Is it a new plague? Not exactly.

The hum.

The hum.

People across the world (mainly in rural areas) reported hearing a low droning noise throughout their days. Generally, the hum is only heard indoors, and it”s louder at night than during the day. Reports of a hum are rare in urban areas, probably because of the steady background noise in crowded cities.

Bondi, Australia

Bondi, Australia

Only about 2 percent of people living in any given hum-prone area can hear the sound. Most of them are ages 55 to 70, according to a 2003 study by acoustical consultant Geoff Leventhall of Surrey, England.

Taos, New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico

Some people perceive the hum continuously, but others perceive it only during certain periods. For some people, the perceived hum can represent a faint sound and a mild annoyance. Others perceive the hum”s sound and/or vibrations more intensely. It often represents a nuisance that can seriously interfere with daily activities.

Bristol, England

Bristol, England

Sufferers complain of headaches, nausea, dizziness, nosebleeds, and sleep disturbances. At least one suicide in the United Kingdom was blamed on the hum, the BBC reports.

Windsor, Canada

Windsor, Canada

A suggested diagnosis of tinnitus or a disturbance of the auditory system is used by some physicians in response to complaints about the hum. Tinnitus is generated internally triggered by the auditory and nervous systems, with no external stimulus. However, the theory that the hum is actually tinnitus fails to explain why the hum can be heard only at certain geographical locations. It is still unknown what causes the hum.

Since no one really knows what causes this hum, there isn”t really a way to treat it. Hum sufferers take solace in the fact that the only known cure is playing music to drown it out. So get yourself some nice speakers and blast your favorite tunes if you hear it.

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