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Sometimes everyone needs to be very quiet, but there
no totally noiseless places open to easy public access.
Anechoic chambers exist, but they are
allocated for research purposes only and are also of a small capacity.
The opportunity therefore presents itself to create a
that has an extreme sound deadening capacity but can
accommodate many people at once. There is the desire to share sounds in groups of people. This is one of the reasons why the combined audience attendance of a live performance is different to that of everyone wearing headphones at home in isolation. Sharing near total silence is a the logical extension to that experience.
The effect of being in an anechoic chamber is quite
unique. Because all ambient and reflected sound is
reduced to close to zero, internal body noises that are
usually inaudible become dominant. These include
breathing, the passage of food in the gut, and even heart
In a room filled with people, these will be the only
ie the chaotic collective noises of human beings quietly
breathing, adjusting their clothes and positions,
scratching, touching their hair or faces, swallowing,
sniffing, yawning, coughing sneezing. Even blinking
Some may have internal medical devices that become
audible. False teeth may be heard moving in mouths.
or shoulder joints can click.
Various terms and conditions for entering, remaining in
place and exiting are worth considering.
I have no idea what the combined effect of many people
placed together in such a room would be, but if such a
space existed it would generate a totally unique
experience that is the complete antithesis of the
assault on the senses of the noise of the outside world.
One person's dystopia ...
... might be another's wish fulfilment. and vice versa. [pertinax, Jan 02 2019]
||// quietly breathing, adjusting their clothes and positions, scratching, touching their hair or faces, swallowing, sniffing, yawning, coughing sneezing. Even blinking makes a sound. Some may have internal medical devices that become audible. False teeth may be heard moving in mouths. Knee or shoulder joints can click. //
// it would generate a totally unique experience //
||... guaranteed to induce vomiting.
||For every ointment there is a fly.
||A surgically installed switch somewhere along the cochlear
nerve might be a simpler way to achieve the desired effect,
would save [8th] from being upset by auditory
his own bodies biological functions.
||Or was the point to hear your bodies functions, in which
||This is the halfbakery. It's a repository of halfbaked
ideas. 'Hear Here' is a halfbaked idea. My work is
||Or, for a lot of us, the incessant ringing of tinnitus.
||^ All of us if left alone in a sound proof room for
long enough will hear tinnitus. It is entroptic.
||// the incessant ringing of tinnitus//
||Try an online frequency generator to match the sound. Personally, I have a 15 kHz tinnitus that closely matches the horizontal flyback frequency of old CRT monitors, but I can also hear echoes of complex sounds.
||Pardon? (adjusts hearing aid for that maximum