Sounds of Silence

Okay, here's something I've noticed since I was a little kid: when I'm in a dead silent room -- and I mean absolute plain silence -- I can still hear some kind of frequency in my head.

It's like ringing in my ears, but at a crazy-low level, sort of like sometimes when you can hear the TV whine in the right conditions. More importantly, the environment has to be completely silent to hear it; my room in Vancouver in the dead of night, for example.

I always thought it was kind of the "frequency" of nature, or the world just going along its quiet things. Kind of like how there's all that infrared (heat) energy that's basically everywhere. Or maybe it's just the frequency/sound of all the electric stuff that we use in today's society. I dunno.

Am I the only one who gets this??

5 comments:

hougee said...

i can hear the buzzing too! i thought i was the only one!! and the TV whine.. i hear that too!

lem-n-ada said...

maybe you're just not aging as much as the rest of us! apparently children can hear the higher frequencies that adults stop hearing when they get older...

Kevin said...

I hear it too. Most notably when I have earplugs in.

Princess Taj said...

There are others out there!!!! Mine is more like a low humming.

We should start a support group.

Ce said...

Here's a secret: I hear dead people. Shhh.