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Complete Silence
Posted 7/27/11 , edited 7/27/11
Lately I've been tripping over the fact that, everywhere I go, there's NOISE. It is the most annoying thing and I just started thinking - is complete and utter silence even possible?

There's always something even if it is the smallest thing: a gust of wind, the creaking of a door, a bird chirping, anything. Is there anywhere you can go or anything you can do to not hear a sound? Death doesn't count.
Posted 7/27/11 , edited 7/27/11
Well then we're facing the end of existence...It was nice knowing you .
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Posted 7/27/11
Go deaf then.
Posted 7/27/11
Love how the assholes are always the first to "visit." I love you ;_; You're the few people I know I'll never have to miss.
Posted 7/27/11
it can't be helped....even human digestion is noisy X.X .....
Posted 7/27/11

And_so_on wrote:

Lately I've been tripping over the fact that, everywhere I go, there's NOISE. It is the most annoying thing and I just started thinking - is complete and utter silence even possible?

There's always something even if it is the smallest thing: a gust of wind, the creaking of a door, a bird chirping, anything. Is there anywhere you can go or anything you can do to not hear a sound? Death doesn't count.


I've been thinking about this to, there is always the backgroud "swoooosh!" of an highway. Even if its 10 km away.
Posted 7/27/11
noise pollution is a bitch but what annoys me is when I'm struggling to fall asleep in the dead of night and every little sounds seems like it booming right next to my ears.

If its really bothering you though you could always invest in a noise cancelling device which in its simplest form would be ear plugs.
Posted 7/27/11

negative1111 wrote:


And_so_on wrote:

Lately I've been tripping over the fact that, everywhere I go, there's NOISE. It is the most annoying thing and I just started thinking - is complete and utter silence even possible?

There's always something even if it is the smallest thing: a gust of wind, the creaking of a door, a bird chirping, anything. Is there anywhere you can go or anything you can do to not hear a sound? Death doesn't count.


I've been thinking about this to, there is always the backgroud "swoooosh!" of an highway. Even if its 10 km away.


Yes, but for you, that's a warning sign.

Posted 7/27/11

And_so_on wrote:


negative1111 wrote:


And_so_on wrote:

Lately I've been tripping over the fact that, everywhere I go, there's NOISE. It is the most annoying thing and I just started thinking - is complete and utter silence even possible?

There's always something even if it is the smallest thing: a gust of wind, the creaking of a door, a bird chirping, anything. Is there anywhere you can go or anything you can do to not hear a sound? Death doesn't count.


I've been thinking about this to, there is always the backgroud "swoooosh!" of an highway. Even if its 10 km away.


Yes, but for you, that's a warning sign.



Why is that?
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Posted 7/27/11
It is possible to find places where there are no external sources of sound, but once you get into those places, you'll start to hear sounds that your own body makes (such as the sound of your blood flowing through your veins) that are otherwise too quiet for you to notice. Even if you wound up in a complete vacuum (where you would most likely die a horrible death, but that's a different issue), these sounds produced by your body would still be audible, as sound can travel through pretty much any form of matter (unless there is some research in physics that I am unaware of), meaning that those sounds would always be able to reach your ears, even if no other sound could.

In other words, the only way to experience complete silence would be to shut off one's sense of hearing. Admittedly, deafening oneself sounds like (and, honestly, is) a bad idea, especially considering the likelihood of permanent damage.

I will say that it may be possible to temporarily experience this through the use of Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a technique that can be used to induce temporary lesion-like effects (in other words, a way to temporarily shut off certain parts of the brain), though it has been a while since I last read up on TMS, and I may be mistaken about it's ability to inhibit brain activity. But I think inhibition of activity is just as possible as excitation.

Either way, I'd be careful about this as:
1) It's not exactly common, and would hardly be cheap, though there are probably some researchers that would like to talk to anyone who would be willing to do this sort of thing.
2) There have been a few cases where TMS has lead to seizures, though these cases are relatively uncommon.

A more detailed bit on TMS can be found on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcranial_magnetic_stimulation

TL;DR - It's not possible without shutting off your ability to hear, which is dangerous. So don't try it.
Posted 7/27/11
I don't mind the sound of birds chirping and wind blowing.

I agree with you though. It would be nice to have noise-free zones practically anywhere or where it's desired. You can maybe go to one of those big buildings like a school. Some hallways were very quiet downstairs. It even creeped me out a little.
Posted 7/27/11
I'm a musician but sometimes I would love it to be complete silence sometimes. But there's noise and there will always be noise because everything has the potential to make noise whether it's the slightest touch or something like the air. This planet is noisy.

But if you really want complete silence it is possible! Go to space.
Posted 7/27/11

negative1111 wrote:


And_so_on wrote:


negative1111 wrote:


And_so_on wrote:

Lately I've been tripping over the fact that, everywhere I go, there's NOISE. It is the most annoying thing and I just started thinking - is complete and utter silence even possible?

There's always something even if it is the smallest thing: a gust of wind, the creaking of a door, a bird chirping, anything. Is there anywhere you can go or anything you can do to not hear a sound? Death doesn't count.


I've been thinking about this to, there is always the backgroud "swoooosh!" of an highway. Even if its 10 km away.


Yes, but for you, that's a warning sign.



Why is that?


How should I know? >:( I didn't do it.

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Posted 7/27/11
Anywhere there is an absence of matter. It shouldn't bother you unless you are doing crack and also crazy. "MAKE THE NOISES STOP!"
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If you want to enjoy the comforts that modern society provides you, noise and disturbance is a by-produce that you must endure.
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