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Disturbing fact: anechoic chamber

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  1. Unveiled Artist

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    I was reading how long one can sit in an anechoic chamber and not go mad.

    'Quietest place on earth' causes hallucinations | ZDNet

    Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the acoustic chamber is comprised of 3.3-foot-thick fiberglass acoustic wedges, double walls of insulated steel and foot-thick concrete, which enables it to be 99.99 per cent sound absorbent with a decibal rating of −9.4 dBA. Any sounds below the threshold of 0 dBA is undetectable by the human ear. And at such a low decibal level, the environment becomes so disconcerting that people have actually started to hallucinate.

    "When it’s quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You'll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly, Steven Orfield, the lab's President and founder, told The Daily Mail. "In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound."

    I wonder how long you can stay in a soundless room.
     
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    The article says that no one has lasted more than 45 minutes. I wonder what walks of life the people that tried it are from.

    I would think people from acetic backgrounds might last longer than those who come from busy and noisy environments. I also wonder if someone who has a condition such as tinnitus would last longer. I would think the constant ringing in my ears might drown out the bodily sounds they speak of.

    Is it weird that given the opportunity, I'd volunteer?
     
  3. Unveiled Artist

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    I don't know, but I would assume the brain can probably pick up sound decibels we're not aware of. I wish an everyday Joe Smoe can try it but there'd probably need to be healthy enough to even attempt it none mind how much it may cost.
     
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    Why would I want to, but I suppose a person born deaf could handle it for quite a while.
     
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    I have acute tinnitus and hyperacusis and would have no problem in the chamber, as I often have to turn off all external sound stimuli, sometimes for hours.

    Do you think they'll pay me for sitting there for a day?:rolleyes:
     
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    I think probably does more to the human ear than lack of sound. There's probably biological affects (and psychological) that affects the ear to where a profound Deaf person may have similar affects than a hearing person-not in regards to sound itself. Kind of like hearing the beat of music by airwaves for a Deaf person but for a hearing we hear the sound as well.
     
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    Probably not cheap if you really want to try it.
     
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    There is no reason for me to try it.
     
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