Testing and research have it tied down and it can’t be denied. And no it’s not tinnitus as I’ve had that particular scourge for years and it’s a high pitched whistley whine. Audiology report was normal. Peachie. But perhaps we were temporarily insane that night. But after reading this thread of endless complaints I think the bees is a long shot. It usually starts up in October and lasts until March. How To Block Noise From Neighbors Garden As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. I have book marked it for later! Learning this acoustics thing is a strange one. It has been two weeks that I have emailed and sent letters to them. We live near power lines, have a well, propane tank for the hot water heater. The hum is just as everyone else describes it: sounds like an engine idling in the distance. And the sound waves causing vibration from that the gaslines through the ground are causing the hibernation distruption of the bats in the eastern USA. I’ve tried tuning off the mains power and noise continues. From what I know the NPMS viewer only includes major transmission lines, not the local gas company distribution ones. The importance of this is to do a spot check of those that believe no gas lines are near them and they are experieincing the humhttp://www.theodora.com/pipelines/france_and_belgium_pipelines.html. Also, call Blumenthals office and your Congressman and tell them of this. You can’t escape it. Marc, have you investigated the neighbors and whether they have aquariums? Gosh, can you tell how thrilled I am to have discovered you are in Titusville and experiencing the issues happening here. Prominent freqs here in CT are 40, 30 and 16 hz. I thought it was a truck doing work a few years ago but have now walked around the house at night, switched off all power and still hear it. Doctor said its Tinnitus. for this blog….it is helpful and appreciated. Keep records. Putting the house up for sale is my only option I guess………. It starts about 11pm and ends abut 7am. It’s been 4 years. I have been trying to think of a way to survey the neighbors/ Haven’t figured it out yet. And if you have mulitple systems within miles, you get the varying interactions of ground born sound waves, we have 2 systems composed of 3 lines here, so you can figure how much variation we get. This hum goes on all day and night, sometimes louder then quieter, then pulsing, then changes it’s sound completely. Hi Steve. It’s in the walls too. At any rate, beleive me, major pipelines run right through the wilderness You’d have to check the NPMS Public Viewer for USA locations of these lines. Does anyone have any ideas of what can cause it to start? What is causing this??? I have felt the same thing too!!!! Referecence problems in CT and South Carolina already being sent to those representatives to FERC. My husband hears nothing but he does believe me, thankfully. can you offer guest writers to write content for you I’ve been hearing the hum for several months. We have lived here for 7 years. I said, oh you hear that. Then I have to set the thermostat to run the fan all the time. A lot of times it’s very difficult to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance. Sleep deprivation is one of the worst negatives re the situation. I assumed it was someone running something on a floor above me (we live a a split level house with four levels – I was on the third level, semi underground with a cement floor). This is proven worldwide. Suggest you check where teh gas grid is (high pressure, large lines). The issue of home low frequency hum is discussed on several blogs. If they own the home they may neglect servicing because it costs money. Also other reports of it along RT 84 corridor. It could be a computer fan..my son's x box causes a low droning hum! Were a bunch of volunteers plus starting a brand new scheme inside our area. I guess I will try calling the water dept or electrician to help figure out the problem. Also, others at FERC and congress, but not to successful YET! Symptoms that can be checked – when the hum is at its loudest turn one of your taps on – the hum may reduce if the pressure lessens in the mains supplying the house – have you noticed any high flow/pressure rates from your taps? The Pacific Gas lines run south of us by about one mile. How do you differentiate/determine LFN source between possible causes such as when lines are also near freeways? We have police aircraft sounds as well, but they are slightly louder. This noise started for us about 3 years ago. The frequency of the hum is such that it seems to penetrate my bed and pillow when I am lying down. The map is for teh US. I’ve got the AC company coming out to do a Duct cleaning and hopefully they will be able to hear the noise and pinpoint it’s source. I checked the UK grid map and for her down thru Durham and into Teeside there shows a line, proably north sea gas??? Warning: it kinda wrecks you for the next day, so maybe try to take it early so you don’t get that hangover. In fact, I have tinnitus which I live with. Outside the house a piece problems the fitted math concepts. As a renter, you may have limited soundproofing options. Checked the attic…the sound isn’t coming from there either. In fact, it shows very little now concerning Gas or Hazardous type pipelines. Have a question for the astronaut? You don’t realize how debilitating it is until it stops for a second. The sound is a low frequency hum, like a motor running, I can’t escape it,its like the sound is in my head. Obviously you’ll need someone to evaluate. But home is the only place I hear it- no where else. You asked where in MA I live. The maps only show an oil line in Cape Town. He shrugged off my coments, so never heard if he found anything. Now- what town are you in and how do you know there are no gas lines? I will look into my opinion of the pipeline issue to your location in the next few days. It has been located here in our case. http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/economic/transportation/pm_pipelines/1. Perhaps an Audiologist could help. I’ve checked with the hydro authority, gas, and water heater people. I am keeping a map of all reprots that sounf like an idling, greuling diesel engine sound which I assume yours is simialr to. I dont because if i put ear plugs in the noise stops.. no one else can hear this!! Reminds me of a bad overhead light in an office maybe, or better yet when it gets really awful I look up to the ceiling and think for a moment someone is upstairs running water in a shower or sink for a long time. Thanks, watched awhile back. It started when I had some drywall repaired and the outlet/cable TV covers on the interior walls had been removed. all involved, though they are lethargic. It does work. The first month I lived here I noticed no noise but about a month ago just about the time I started using the gas furnace (on the roof I think) I started hearing the sound. In addition it promotes the You might be surprised they tell you inside thier house sounds like a diesel truck in their driveway all the time and they even hear it inside a closed in, turned off car. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the Thank you so much for the mention in your reply on June 8th. What is your location. This was done by putting the headphone in the ear which doesn’t hear the sound ever. I live in a high rise in north side of Chicago. Water pressure has been a problem in the area,but why would hum get LOUDER? The lines are a good distance from you, but the possiblility exists it may be contributing, would need testing. I did not hear the hum in October when I moved in. The vibration actually hurts my ears, but I’m the only one aware of it. Too many people suffering. 3. Glen just west of you in sufffield is the el paso line (4 miles) and to teh east 2 haz liq lines. However, the tone never changed, very consistent and what I would almost call “pure.” I of course walked all over the house looking for the source, even outside, it never changed. I live in the city. We had a new water heater installed around the time the hum began. I will try the water trick but I am skeptic. HAve tehm contact Chris Murphy office in CT. Hello fellow hum hearers! As others have described, it sounds like a diesel engine idling in the distance. but it does grate on your nerves. Have had the hum since March of 2003. But data, science, literature search, certainamonunt of expertise in the field and allot of personal work has to be done to get there.. Where are you located. Best evaluated by measuring using acoutic analyzers on a laptop. SHUMANN RESONANCE IS ON THE RISE. We had a local total electricity failure two nights ago and the hum persisted regardless. We have a water tower a 1/2 mile away and a power plant sub station about 3/4 of a mile away. the hum No, this sounds like some kind of engine or motor and it fluctuates as well. It’s not the toilet, ballcock like several blogs maintain… I’ve turned off the outside water main, opened up all faucets, shut of toilet valves, still heard it. Then there was a news story that tried to say it was from road construction…I doubt it. 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