The Mystery Of The Hum
Have you heard The Hum?
The World Hum Map and Database isn’t a directory of people who like to repeat catchy tunes they’ve heard, but in a low key way.
It’s a web site that is attempting to document the perception, among a very small portion of any given human population, that there is a persistent, annoying low humming noise that can be heard practically anywhere.
It’s called a mystery hum, and scientists have proposed that it could be coming from Navy sonar or breeding fish.
Couldn’t it just be tinnitus, a medical condition in which people hear ongoing, often annoying ringing, roaring, or humming sounds? The National Health Service of the UK explains that “for some people, tinnitus can be a low-frequency noise, such as humming, murmuring, rumbling or deep droning.”
What’s the mystery?
Mystery aside, have any Irregular Times readers heard The Hum?