- What's the odd 'throbbing' sound in my house?
As its constant I’m ruling out planes, trains & automobiles.
Ship engine? Are you anywhere near the sea? The noise from these can propagate quite far
However, I’d bet it is more likely a noise source that’s inside the house. The house’s structure will attenuate external noise by a considerable amount. So for an external source to be audible inside, it would likely be pretty loud outside.Posted 4 years ago
I can see there is the potential to have exceptions though, e.g. when outside the problem noise source is masked by other noise sources outside, but once inside the ‘masking’ sources are attenuated by the building structure but problem source isn’t and you hear it. All depends on the frequency spectrum content of the noise sources and if the building has sound insulation weaknesses at a particular frequencydazhSubscriber
I’m a fellow sufferer so you have my sympathies. Sometimes it’s so bad I can’t get to sleep. I also did all the searching, turning the power off etc and it was still there so it’s either in my head or coming from outside. My main suspicion is the wind turbines which are on the top of every hill round my way.Posted 4 years agocubistMember
We had an odd beeping noise. A single muffled beep every 10 seconds. It was only audible when the house was silent but then it was enough t keep me awake. I spent ages turning everything off, went through the loft in case it was something battery operated and was a low battery warning. Eventually put an ear to the right bit of dividing wall (we live in a semi) and located it next door. Neighbours on holiday for 4 weeks, they came back and it stopped. I think it was an answering machine or something as I have heard it since. If we actually spoke to them I’d have given them an earful!Posted 4 years agodmortsSubscriber
dazh, put a set of these on:
If you can still hear it, it’s in your head 🙂
EDIT: I should also add that I’m being serious and if you do still hear the hum the likely cause is Tinnitus. Putting your hands over, or fingers in, your ears won’t work as your hands will still move slightly and make noise.Posted 4 years ago
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