“Watch a video about people who want to feel special while being unable to accept the fact that they have Tinnitus”
Yeah, I’m good.
Before today’s lcd/led TV’s I could always “hear” TV’s and some other devices if they we on without seeing the screen or even being aware there was a tv in the vicinity. I don’t think I can hear the newer models now
This documentary is a perfect example of how conspiracy theorists justify their actions, and OCD can ruin your life. A tiny background noise in his house bothered him so much that he was driving around 6-7 hours on saturdays and sundays, and using audio equipment to “track” it miles away.
His science throughout is conducted very poorly, to the point that I have to believe it was done on purpose, for confirmation bias. First he fails to isolate his sound source from a turned-on laptop (which obviously has a fan). Then he talks over the recordings other times and uses that as data. When his assumptions are proven wrong, the next rational step he goes to is a widespread conspiracy against him and other people around the world. Driving far away from his house and the original problem, because he can’t give up his fixation.
After assembling huge amounts of “data” he writes many complaint letters about the closest scapegoat, and forces Iroquois Gas to check if their nearby compressors are responsible, due to the “harmful physical and mental effects” of this hum. The doc’s highlighted sections of their report are not the parts you should read, it’s a lot funnier to see how frustrated they are getting with him, and the complete lack of evidence he has to support his claims. Even the sound he’s complaining about at his house is coming from nearly the opposite direction!
It only goes downhill after his case gets thrown out. He takes global surveys of people who hear the hum, and lines it up with the map of gas pipelines, **without accounting for population!** Like, no shit dude, the places with more people are also going to have more gas pipelines. Immediately after that he says mental illnesses are the hum’s fault, so even if he or anyone else he surveyed does have schizophrenia or alzheimers or autism, it was probably due to the sound. The last straw for me was when he smugly suggested that Sandy Hook wouldn’t have happened if people had listened to him earlier, because the sound was “particularly bad” a few days before.
It’s scary as hell to me that conspiracy theories start up like this. He repeatedly failed to prove that this was anything other than his own personal madness, but just used each failure as an opportunity to expand the conspiracy further. Now he has a support group of people around the world that agree with him, and an echo chamber for his shoddy science. And it probably all started because of imperceptible sounds coming out of his household electronics on standby, that most people can easily tune out. This is an engineer’s mind gone rogue, when there’s no problem for it to solve, and it’s terrifying what that can do to you.
Would like to see an actual measurement and freqency they are looking at. A $20 decibel meter is laughable.
“Isn’t it strange? Birds chirping in the middle of the night?” Um… buddy, those aren’t birds, they are frogs.