If you open the gas boiler you should see a knob that can be turned to release water from the system thus lowering the pressure. Beleive me, its not the popular excuse of cell towers or HAARP. Finding and understanding the source helps,it is a natural human instinct to react to unknown noise sources,primitive survival instinct I guess.We know our cause/enemy and it helps. Previously, only I could hear it, but now my wife can hear it as well (which is a relief, as I thought I was going mad). You may want to link up with her on the site The hum started Monday. If possible, would you mind updating your blog with more details? A map is on another site called Yahoo Humforum. It's constant. Most men can not hear it.I hear it mostly at night and on the North side of the house.Does anyone have any clue as to what this could be?? The only sign of life from any of the houses came from my next door neighbor. I coincidentally just read an article and I figure it is you. Glad to see that I am not alone. Check teh internet for gas lines, you have a couple big ones running thru your area. I hope to one day solve this !! We’ve lived here for nearly 6 years before this problem began. What town- Wilamantic, volutown,? One of the wildlife agents took me to one of the protected areas and the blue jays actually flew right up to us. The odd thing is we checked this house out 3 times before we decided to buy it & never heard any issues. Plenty of BC vicinity reports. I finally turned up the volume of the white noise out of exasperation and was surprised that it worked. The hum is also louder in one area of our house. How can I identify this? magical silver bullet. I have a small door way fan in the corner of the door jamb and when these extreme humming noises start to happen if that fan is running you can tell because it actually interrupts the operation of the fan motor. Water pressure is the only answer here I think – no Natural Gas pipeline etc in this area. to my husband. She was defensive before I even talked to her. My neighborhood is all new construction. Nay I am in Brookfield and have confirmed from here to Hartford to New Haven. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of I posted on this sight last year about this problem. One thing that’s puzzling–and frustrating–is when I walk outside, I can’t hear anything–only in my bedroom. It’s really loud right now at 3:30 AM but it’s hard to get any repair people to come out at this time and at this point I don’t even know who to call. These centres specialise in settling differences between neighbours. We live near farms too so maybe its a piece of farming equipment? It’s not very romantic, but at least you don’t have to spend countless hours hunting all over town for the culprit. 2 pounds per week. This noise started for us about 3 years ago. Excellent Blog! Isn’t this fun …. It is 24/7 for me as I hear it when really low frequency, & when it “cycles” up, when my husband also hears it. Remind me, Marc. He could explain better but went to bed finally at 1:30 am. I was wondering if it was something to do with radio frequency or some type of electrical current, satalitte frequency? You don’t realize how debilitating it is until it stops for a second. But if they are tenants an annual check is mandatory. The best way to describe this noise: it sounds like an 18 wheeler idling in the driveway. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hum, Other research found sites that mention the Taos Hum and the Brummton-Phänomen in Germany have been measured at 100Hz.exactly the frequency at which I measured my Hum. I also live in Atlanta area. I do not hear it away from the house and I don;t hear it all the time. This house has water handles on the wall to turn on when running the washing machine and turn off when done (otherwise could explode into flood). You can check on teh site”NPMS Public Viewer”. Obviously I could go on. What causes vibrations in house? After much agony, sleepless nights and general crazy-making, I have concluded that my problem is related to a head cold and sinus congestion. Never heard it before or after that trip. A few days ago while hearing the sound I finally decided to do something I’d been meaning to for awhile… I grabbed my phone and downloaded a frequency generator app, plugged in my headphones (in the ear kind) and went to testing. People still ask me time to time if I still hear it. I think you may be on to something with the water pressure. I have book marked it for later! Nothing was wrong….Now, I think about a plumber but with no leads at all and a such a faint sound during the day, I am not sure it won’t be a waste of his time and my money! I hope that’s it and I can do something about it, because this is unbearable. In Oregon on the westerly side of the state there are many reports of HUM. However, the tone never changed, very consistent and what I would almost call “pure.” I of course walked all over the house looking for the source, even outside, it never changed. Barbara and Pam The constant whine may be due to exisiting or new compressor equipment on teh florida Gas Transmission system. Not really sure what to do at this point. I have been driven mad by a low droning vibration type noise for nearly two years. It is comforting to know that others hear this hum as well but I really find it is effecting my sleep. Conclusion,must be a localised source ,but what can it be?. where do you hear this. I would love to share e-mail with anyone in the Atlanta area with this problem. You can’t escape it. At any rate, beleive me, major pipelines run right through the wilderness You’d have to check the NPMS Public Viewer for USA locations of these lines. It’s driving me INSANE! Olive Oil. The plumber did some adjustments to the flue on installation and I’m now wondering if all of that is related. I’ve been hearing the hum for several months. it sounds just like a washing machine on spin cycle, the strange thing is if you stand in the centre of the room the noise cant be heard. I did not hear the hum in October when I moved in. Did you try your experiment with the gas? There are tonnes of reports in GA. My findings as well as a few others, the high pressure natural gas lines are the source of the sound waves (you don’t hear until they reasonat your home) . And/or other plumbing metal pipes, etc. My townhome is on a slab and I can feel it under my feet-the vibration and a low humming noise-ALLLLLL the time!!! It runs every single day without fail. Residue high water pressure causing pipes to resonate. So, the water pressure issue as posted above seems like it could be the problem. what about building HVAC, or soemthing like that? + going to have gas company come out to mark the gas lines for us. will test again next month…2112 may not be a joke, IT IS all natural… not electric… will always sound louder at the end of a house or in the corners where low freq’s build up stop looking around the neighborhood…. Interesting… I have a gas line 200 yards behing me, and for the last few months the gas co is adding yet another pipe… Hopefully they are replacing the old pipes that are causing the hum. I did some perusing this morning for SW FL and for one county Hillsbough it was fine, but Colier shows no lines, which I beleive were one teh map previously, maybe not??. Already searched the source to no avail… The everywhere and nowhere comment is dead on! #12, the city is Leander (outside of Austin, TX.) A. Irving, TX. I could only hear it in my right ear. Even if we can’t do anything about it, at least we may sleep better knowing what and where it’s coming from. I can only hear it inside my home at this point. This won’t be easy, espeically since the gov’t is out of money. From the sound I was hearing, I fully expected to see an aircraft of some sort hovering above my house. My house is also on a slab foundation as were all the others and have never had to endure the horrendous droning! I have tested from NYS to Hartford and have solid proof. It doesn’t bother my husband as he doesn’t hear as good as me but he did say he could hear it slightly, but I reckon he thinks I’m going crazy! There is a real problem up there like here in CT USA. Because most of the previous posts have very closely expressed my experience, I will not repeat a lot of the details, but will say that I’ve lived in a north Livermore, CA community called Springtown for eight years and the noise began around Nov/Dec 2011. Update from guest poster #2 & #4…..there are no other entities to have checked out and no one has been able to detect the culprit….the miserable sound has not surged to the high volume it did one Sunday very early in the morning and the day after….it continues at its low hum with absolutely no pattern as to when nor length of time….no pattern as to when it finally is quiet in the house. Marina, I’ve managed to record the sound in my house but I have a home recording studio set up and have the facilities to record and edit the sound. Also i lowered the pressure on the gas boiler to point 1 and this helped with the humming. If your neighbour does not comply with the direction given by the local council or police, they are subject to an on-the-spot fine. I am acutally an audiologist and am certain it is not tinnitus. As a renter, you may have limited soundproofing options. Maybe you could convince them to study, but first ask if teh gas industry donates to the school. Evann, what state and town. This takes me back to all the communication devices that man just can’t live without or the Military. Anyhow, it continued off and on for quite some time…. The utilities here deny they have implemented the smart grid here but I am certain they are lying, I have a RTK request with the PA PUC that is going on 2 months, I bet there is more to it otherwise they would have just replied it was not implemented yet. The due date parades together with a curry. If you are interested in discussing this, you may reach me @dlightme@yahoo.com, regards, Dave. Recently electrical or magnetic frequencies due to Wi-Fi or cell phone masts has been mentioned to me as an additional cause of the buzzing. Heres a link for you to check you location, Your symptons are the same in Canada as they are here in CT. It’s driving me nuts because I can’t relax enough to sleep well. Sometimes I think it could be some sort of resonating pipe effect, perhaps to do with our solar hot water system. I am in the process of trying to find a Industrial Hygienist and Acoustical Engineer. House in open field at base mountain = noise. I no longer buy the SmartGrid explanation… it hasn’t yet been implemented in Chicago, and we’ve had this on and off for 10 years! My wife says she hears it vaguely, but is a nusisance to me specially when waking up at the middle of the night. It not only is an auditory nuisance but it effects the Central Nervous System. I am researching as to high tech recording equipment so others who claim not to be able to detect the sound can listen to the recording. Let us know how you get on, we have to act like experts in certain fields (as you can figure I’m on the gas line issue for my area). http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/07/14/news/doc50021fed03f2a324192118.txt, I’ve been using this site to mask the noise: Wish I could get it onto my MP3 walkman so I could take to bed with me! I am hearing a constant, low pitched multi-level hum. If anything, it will knock you out so you can, at the very least, get a great sleep. Can’t hear it outside either. Now its 24/7 and really makes me feel nauseous. where? I’ve had that problem in another house and it didn’t sound at all like this. I stopped mentioning it for fear people thought I was losing my great mind-lol. Not too long ago in the east bay there was a huge gas explosion killing and destroying a huge area so I don’t think they are going to chance that again. 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