r/interestingasfuck Sep 24 '22 Take My Energy 1

This anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota is so quiet that the longest anyone has been able to bear it is 45 minutes. Inside the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.

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u/thehampterboi Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

There was a guy who proved it was mostly placebo, he spent like 5 hours in there and just got bored. But hey that dosent make for a good headline

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u/ISmellLikeCurryy Sep 24 '22 Narwhal Salute

Veritasium I think

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u/glyphotes Sep 25 '22

Second guess is always Tom Scott.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 25 '22

I'm hijacking your comment to say that Veritasium spent time inside the anechoic chamber at BYU, not the one pictured here.

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u/Circumflexboy Sep 25 '22

Well If the concept of it being quiet didn't get to him, then I don't think the concept of it being MORE quiet is gonna get to him either.

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u/Kastranrob Sep 25 '22

he is really good

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u/Findit_Filmit Sep 25 '22

If you like him check out Answers with Joe another solid science channel

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u/three-sense Sep 24 '22

That’s what I was thinking… I remember reading about this chamber many years ago and it gets more exaggerated every time. “It’s complete silence” “you can hear your own heart beat” “you’ll go insane in an afternoon” et

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u/Acinetto Sep 25 '22

What about: "you become the sound"

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u/VAMPHYR3 Sep 25 '22

You can hear your farts in 3D.

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u/Technical_Scallion_2 Sep 25 '22

I can do that now. The sound reverberates. Bats in my area fly into walls.

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u/xmsxms Sep 25 '22

All those poor insane deaf people

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u/RonyTheTiger Sep 25 '22

Hahaha Just imagining deaf people running amok is pure comedy

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u/Fluffy_Juice7864 Sep 25 '22

That’s different because they can’t hear anything. A hearing person will hear internal sounds and things we are not used to. A hearing person actually hears silence.

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u/Barry_Minge Sep 25 '22

Serious question: I’ve got mild tinnitus, with the absence of any other distracting or background noise, would tinnitus become unbearably loud in here?

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u/swemoll Sep 25 '22

It’s not so much that it would become louder, but with the absence of all other sounds it would be terribly annoying and unnerving. Louder, no. Unbearable, probably.

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u/kathasaki Sep 25 '22

You would probably focus on it more. And it's completely subjective to you. If you focus, it will get louder. Other sound? Won't be as pronounced

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u/DirtyCreative Sep 25 '22

I always love to see hearing people explain being deaf to deaf people.

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u/LeSingePuant Sep 25 '22

Deaf people don't and can't.

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u/Particular-Ad-3411 Sep 25 '22

I feel like majority of people can’t stay content with doing nothing or sitting in silence… some people just be jumpy and over exaggerate random things

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u/AptoticFox Sep 25 '22

I think on Mindfield there were people giving themselves electric shocks to alleviate boredom.

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u/Sciencegirl117 Sep 25 '22

That's me. Doing absolutely nothing would drive me crazy, not the lack of sound. If I could read, I'd be fine for hours.

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u/Kastler Sep 25 '22

Let me bring my books in there to study for a couple hours. Wonder if that would be easier or harder without background noise

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u/GozerDGozerian Sep 25 '22

Probably depends on who you are. I like silence to read. My wife likes background noise or some sort or she can’t focus as well.

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u/airplane_porn Sep 25 '22

I’ve got a 5 year old…. Just let me bring my tablet and I could have some true peace and fucking quiet!!! No questions, just beautiful silence.

I’ve actually been in one of these chambers for a work project years ago. Not at length but enough time to appreciate how quiet it can be. I’ve always wanted to just sit there in the chamber and be left the fuck alone for an hour or so.

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u/jau682 Sep 25 '22

Turning a page would be deafening.

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u/TouchMyWrath Sep 25 '22

No. No it would not. It might seem slightly louder due to the lack of background noise but not much.

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u/lyrrael Sep 25 '22

Nah. That's all noise absorption. You wouldn't hear anything at all.

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u/TouchMyWrath Sep 25 '22

Yes you would. You still hear direct sound waves it just doesn’t bounce off the walls. It’s not a magic room that makes all sound cease to exist. There is still air in it. You’d need to be in a vacuum chamber for that to be true.

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u/GozerDGozerian Sep 25 '22

Make it a contest where the record holder gets a decent amount of money and watch that number grow.

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u/mckulty Sep 25 '22

I have high and low frequency tinnitus. If he could stop that I'd build a house in there.

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u/The_RegalBeagle72 Sep 25 '22

Put a parent in here. They will never come out.

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u/SwarthyRuffian Sep 25 '22

The website says the record is 2hrs as of this year. It may only be for actual recorded session though

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u/UpgrayeDD405 Sep 25 '22

What about people who can't hear??? I bet they have no problem with it.

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u/ElectricJetDonkey Sep 25 '22

Was gonna say, what if you just fall asleep?

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u/kentarasiswa Sep 25 '22

Ryan Trahan?

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u/dumbquestiondude_666 Sep 24 '22 Silver Got the W

I bet my sanity I could last longer

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u/free_stuff_plz Sep 24 '22

I think my boredom would get to me far sooner than my sanity

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u/ZeePirate Sep 25 '22

Just have a wank

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u/Kabc Sep 25 '22

That’s always the correct answer…

Bored? Wank.

Stressed? Wank.

At grandmas funeral? You guessed it!

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u/3jack6the9ripper Sep 24 '22

I bet mine I out do your time

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u/entoaggie Sep 25 '22

I bet my sanity would be better off after a few hours in there. Between kids, cats, and a dog, I haven’t experienced peace and quiet for about 11 years.

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u/B_A_M_2019 Sep 25 '22

The best I ever slept? Winter camping on 6 feet of snow. I could not hear or feel the earth or many other noises it was heavenly and now I really want to sleep in this chamber!

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u/rickfrompg Sep 24 '22

I’ve read you can hear you blood flowing. I don’t know how that’s possible it definitely freaky if it’s true.

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u/SnrMuffin Sep 25 '22

Some good weed will do the same.

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u/Zebo1013 Sep 25 '22

Or high blood pressure.

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u/Fraisinette74 Sep 25 '22

I already hear my blood flowing when I use earplugs. It's freaking annoying, I can't sleep with that.

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u/ZealousWolverine Sep 25 '22

It's true. Decades ago I was invited to the Altec Lansing factory and stood in the chamber. I heard my blood flowing.

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u/TokiVideogame Sep 25 '22

but could they hear me fapping

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u/eatmynasty Sep 25 '22

They can hear the blood flowing in and out of your penis

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u/TsT2244 Sep 24 '22

Clearly they didn’t ask any deaf people

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u/Gradually_Adjusting Sep 24 '22

The silence isn't the bad part, it's (allegedly) the noises your body makes.

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u/Ok-Chart1485 Sep 24 '22

Your own telltale heart

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u/Zebo1013 Sep 25 '22

Imagine this is the new way to get criminals to confess to crimes… lol it’s perfect!

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u/Ok-Chart1485 Sep 25 '22

Guantanamo "quiet room"

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u/Thephilosopherkmh Sep 24 '22

I heard they can hear their heart beating and blood flowing through them, plus whatever your guts are doing. I’d be out in a few seconds.

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u/Fast_Edd1e Sep 24 '22

As a person with a mechanical aortic valve, that's all the time.

People can hear my pulse a few feet away.

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u/Thephilosopherkmh Sep 24 '22

Wow, I bet that took some getting used to. Hope you live a good long life.

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u/jimmyjetmx5 Sep 24 '22

Had a girlfriend with one of those. I think of her every time I hear the intro to 60 Minutes.

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u/single_malt_jedi Sep 25 '22 hehehehe

Was it because of the ticking or because she sounded like Mike Wallace?

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u/jimmyjetmx5 Sep 25 '22 Take My Energy

I could hear her valve tick from across the room if it was quiet enough. She had Kawasaki's disease as an infant. Her doctor caught it before it went to her heart and killed her. She had something like four procedures growing up. Her heart was weak though and she died suddenly without warning.

Our relationship wasn't meant to be but it was transformative for both of us and we stayed in touch. She never said it out loud, but it seemed she lived her life knowing she was on borrowed time.

And a young Leslie Stahl had nothing on her.

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u/single_malt_jedi Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

I appreciate both your appreciation of her and your ability to keep a sense of humor. I put my wife in the grave 7 years ago and that since of humor is the only thing that has kept me going. Hats off to you.

Edit: Loz pointed out odd wording, thank you. My appreciation of appreciation and humor was to Jimmy. Second half was me relating to him as we shared a similar situation.

Sorry folks, had a few libations when I typed that one.

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u/LoZgod1352 Sep 25 '22

Your wording is... able to be misinterpreted

EDIT: that said, i think losing a significant other like that would be the worst thing i personally could experience, so hats off to you good sir

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u/Zelda-4-Live Sep 24 '22

King Engine

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 24 '22

That's unheard of

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u/BoromirDies Sep 24 '22

Huh?

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u/Dvrkstvr Sep 25 '22

👇👆🤞🫰🫲🫱🫰✋🖖🤚👉🤌👋👇🖐️🖖👉✌️✌️🤘🫴🤙👆☝️🖐️🖖👌🤙🤙

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u/BoromirDies Sep 25 '22

What'd you sign about my mother??

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 25 '22

She's a nice lady

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u/firstnameok Sep 24 '22

Speak up.

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u/friedlock68 Sep 24 '22

I'm wearing a towel

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u/top_of_the_scrote Sep 24 '22

Should we put a bag over our heads or something?

Will it help?

Not at all.

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u/CaliGoodOlBoy Sep 25 '22

I understood that reference.

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u/Franklin_le_Tanklin Sep 24 '22

HE SAID: “THAT’S UNHEARD OF!!”

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u/Yezzur7 Sep 24 '22

They tried to ask them… a few times.. they just didn’t… ya know… hear them.

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u/gadoy Sep 24 '22

that',s actually a legend. Just go on YT and there are dozens of videos of people staying longer, way longer

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u/Jthundercleese Sep 24 '22

No one has been able to stand blah blah that's just not fucking true smh.

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u/HermeticallyInterred Sep 25 '22

No, it’s not true. It’s just uncomfortable, not from the muffled noise but because you’re standing on a wire mesh floor, suspended over those foam wedges. Can’t really put a chair on that.

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u/GadreelsSword Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22 Awesome Answer

I’ve been in a large anechoic chamber and I built a smaller walk-in sized one.

It’s very odd being in a good RF/audio anechoic chamber as the sound is absorbed so if you aren’t facing the person when you speak, they cannot hear you. If you’ve ever put in ear plugs, then headphone style hearing protection over that, so you can’t hear, then talk, you can only hear the sound of your voice as it’s conducted through your skull. That’s what it sounds like in an anechoic chamber. When you speak the sound of your voice is muffled because you hear it mostly through your skull and much lower volume than usual.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 24 '22

Wow, that was a very descriptive explanation. My wife was sitting right next to me, talking to me, while i was reading this comment..I didn't hear a word she said. Kinda like what it would be like if I was in this chamber

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u/nothumbs78 Sep 25 '22

I was just sitting on the couch and my wife yelled “you haven’t heard a word I’ve said, have you?” and I thought “that’s a weird way to start a conversation.”

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u/shockandale Sep 24 '22

Gold ring effect.

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u/JLHawkins Sep 25 '22

That’s the marriage chamber.

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u/igetalogiawheni Sep 24 '22

I do this every day lol I have auditory processing issues, and I’m at peace when all I can hear is my breathing, my heartbeat and my customer. I bet I’d fucking love it in there.

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u/Luissmb Sep 24 '22

Is it true that you can hear your heartbeats?

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u/GadreelsSword Sep 25 '22

Yes. But I’ve laid in a hammock in Virginia on a calm day and heard my heartbeat.

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u/h2ogie Sep 25 '22

RF anechoic

Mans out here hearing radio waves?

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u/GadreelsSword Sep 25 '22

RF anechoic chambers are used to accurately measure RF emissions from devices. They use an RF absorbing spiked foams to greatly reduce RF reflections so the RF receiver doesn’t accidentally measure reflected energy.

The huge RF anechoic chamber I was in, was at the Chrysler faculty in Auburn hills Michigan. It was big enough to drive a tractor trailer into. It was used to ensure vehicles aren’t producing RF interference. They also have a room where they bombard vehicles with high energy RF to see if it affects the control systems, brakes, etc. they said sometimes the tires smoke from getting blasted.

Years ago, there was a case where a bus would lose it’s brakes on a hill. Despite inspecting the bus throughly the problem continued. Turns out there was an RF transmitter nearby and the brake system controls were not properly shielded for EMI.

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u/GrymEdm Sep 24 '22

For those of you interested, here's Veritasium doing a 10-minute video from 2014 where he spends an hour in an anechoic chamber. Spoiler: He finds it rather soothing actually.

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u/DrawnByHand Sep 24 '22

Just me and my tinnitus.. what hell.

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u/Historical_Cattle903 Sep 24 '22

My tinnitus would lose its shit in there

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 24 '22

I wouldn't last 5 minutes with mine

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u/LucasVazquezGOD Sep 25 '22

Fuck man any way to treat it?

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u/wishmob Sep 25 '22

Just don’t ask really.

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u/LucasVazquezGOD Sep 25 '22

Im asking cuz I have it

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u/wishmob Sep 25 '22

Ah alright… me too… well: I stick to it: don’t ask… if there was, you’d hear about it. I just want to motivate everyone to ignore it - IF you have tried everything to get rid of it. I HAVE … and just want to continue to happily ignore this shit… it is there … but it wont bring me down. I just deny It’s existence 😉

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u/Zebo1013 Sep 25 '22

I drown mine out with noise. There’s headphones that play ambient sounds … play loud music whenever I can, but in social situations you’re pretty much stuck.

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u/LucasVazquezGOD Sep 25 '22

It really sucks for sleeping. I cant even tell when i got it

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u/Sheepherder_Actual Sep 25 '22

How long have you had it for? After 13 or so years I barely notice it anymore. Sleeping with a box fan is nice, it makes enough noise to dull the ringing.

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u/LucasVazquezGOD Sep 25 '22

I honestly don’t know. It only really affects me during quiet moments but any sounds or im out and about i don’t really feel it unless I try.

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u/unkle_FAHRTKNUCKLE Sep 25 '22

This is what I do.

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u/RedPandaPlush Sep 25 '22

Now if it could stop even that noise too... I'd pay so much for it

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u/Reverse_Drawfour_Uno Sep 24 '22

That sounds amazing.

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u/redditwb Sep 25 '22

Put a deaf person in there, I bet they last longer than 45 minutes.

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u/AEPHISM Sep 24 '22

Pfft 45 minutes? 🤣 iv had horrible tinnitus for years im sure it wont be quiet

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u/SweatyTax4669 Sep 25 '22

It’s cool being in one the first couple times. And then you go visit a place with one and they’re like “oh you gotta see the anechoic chamber, it’s so cool!” And you’re like “oh yeah! Let’s go.” But inside you’re like “fuck, another one?” But you go anyway because the dude giving you the tour is really excited about it and you don’t want to hurt his feelings.

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u/VenomShock1 Sep 24 '22

Tinnitus: Allow me to introduce myself

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u/Zealousideal-Cat-272 Sep 25 '22

Sounds like a great place for a nap

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u/Perfect_Gas9934 Sep 24 '22

Tinnitus would be extra loud in that room.

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u/Mk1Mod1 Sep 24 '22

My tinnitus would fill the hall with horrible, unbearable ringing.... that only I could hear.

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u/Hermorah Sep 24 '22

Is there a prize for breaking the 45min record? If so I would give it a try. Just stay awake very long before you get in there and bam you already get ~ 10 hours of sleep.

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u/BalZdk Sep 24 '22

Over 8 years ago this guy spent over an hour in one. Might even be the same one in Minnesota.

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u/fsorenson Sep 25 '22

The Veritasium video was at one of the anechoic chambers (there are two) at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

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u/Stunning_Middle8882 Sep 24 '22

Am I allowed to chant lol

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u/jeenyusz Sep 24 '22

There is a YouTuber that stayed in one of those for a way longer time than 45min

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u/Geminii27 Sep 24 '22

Can I take a nap in there?

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u/CapTexAmerica Sep 24 '22

We had one we tested radio crypto systems and I could only last about a minute inside it. If you have tinnitus an anechoic chamber is deafening.

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u/Angelusz Sep 25 '22

But if you learn to live with the noise, it's just another thing not worth mentioning. Reframe the problem. Not easy for everyone, but let's face it, in our lives we experience many sensations that we would rather not have. We learn to ignore. Apply that same skill to your tinnitus consistently and it'll end up being nothing more than a mild bother.

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u/Orb99 Sep 24 '22

I thought this was like a spike torture chamber at first glance

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u/kamikaziboarder Sep 25 '22

We had one at my work. I didn’t like it at all.

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u/PigeonClown Sep 25 '22

Will it turn off the voices in my head?

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u/Bokkin Sep 25 '22

I can only imagine the quality of sleep I'd get in there. Floorplan, elevation details, and BOM please.

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u/kester76a Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Not sure who makes this stuff up but someone actually built it must have spent more time than that in there. Also I don't think it affects people with acute hearing loss.

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u/nonameklingonn Sep 24 '22

I worked in an anechoic chamber over 2 years. I was a product testing engineer back then. With 100% accuracy i can tell you that it is utter bullshit. Just to set up the product to be tested sometimes takes more than that. Sometimes the continuous sound that makes up the average measurement is not expressive of the problem and you need to hear the random clicks, then you spend in there quite a lot of time listening, being as quite as possible.

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u/JimmyJazz1971 Sep 24 '22

Is this the same one that Derek from Veratasium was in? He said the sound of his heartbeat became overwhelming.

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u/Biscuits4u2 Sep 24 '22

How would this be any different than putting in ear plugs?

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u/5348345T Sep 24 '22

Send me in. Id easily last hours. I'd most likely need to leave to pee before going insane.

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u/dead8tree Sep 24 '22

I love silence maybe I can sleep for once

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u/HumanEffigy_ Sep 24 '22

My tinnitus would definitely annoy me.

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u/Equi_Pet Sep 25 '22

I understand.....try tinnitus AND misophonia! It's so fun😬

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u/GodKing_Zan Sep 24 '22

Can I just fall asleep? If so I'll just fall on the floor and go to bed.

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u/hottsauce345543 Sep 24 '22

Unfortunately that’s not true because they built it next to an airport and a railroad…

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u/2x4x93 Sep 24 '22

My tinnitus begs to differ

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u/Secure-Internet-6695 Sep 25 '22

Like, can you bring a puzzle?

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u/Terlinilia Sep 25 '22

quiet rooms just make you kinda nervous

loud rooms, on the other hand...

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u/hax3r405 Sep 25 '22

The only reason no one can go longer than 45 minutes is because they took away there phones before they went in.

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u/DungeonSlim3 Sep 25 '22

I thi k I'd be more disturbed by how much it looks like one of those death traps in games n movies where the walls close in

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u/wtfwJJd Sep 25 '22

I have 4 young kids, loud AF all day long… I’ll pay good money for this experience

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u/alaklamacazama Sep 25 '22

I like to imagine someone standing outside the door with an air horn to absolutely rock your shit when you walk back outside

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u/No_Dependent_8401 Sep 25 '22

We have one at my company and I love it. Some people can’t stand it!

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u/ExtensionInformal911 Sep 25 '22

Sounds like a nice vacation spot. I could finally hear myself think.

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u/Knighthawk4472 Sep 25 '22

We have a couple of those chambers where I work. The only time I freaked out was when I was stuck inside one for an hour because the door slammed shut on me in a way I couldn’t get out and my colleagues went out for lunch and didn’t answer their phone. Mostly freaking out came from not being able to get out. In the end I just had a nap in the corner until they rang me to say they were coming back.

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u/stockist420 Sep 25 '22

There are sadhus whose sole purpose is to meditate. There are hindus, jains who take a samadhi. Essentially give up everything including food, water and meditate till they die. Anyone of those folks will love to stay here forever

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u/bgzkinsella Sep 25 '22

I was able to hang out in an anechoic chamber a few years ago. Not long enough to see if I would go crazy, but it is in my top 5 cool experiences of my life..

After about a minute, I could hear my heartbeat, then the heartbeat of the guy next to me, when I turned my head to ask him "am I hearing your heartbeat? I could hear every bone and tendon in my neck rubbing against each other. It was freaky.

Very neat experience, if you ever get the chance.

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u/Nobodieshero816 Sep 25 '22

Im reading…best place for a nap

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u/Particular-Ad-3411 Sep 25 '22

Bro I could vibe alone in the room for hours… just gimme a pillow and a blanket, I don’t even need a mattress

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u/FemshepsBabyDaddy Sep 25 '22

I would become one with my tinnitus.

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u/Radamand Sep 25 '22

pffft, I would take a nap...

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u/GonFreecs92 Sep 25 '22

I mean if I don’t have anything to do I probably last a few minutes in that chamber 😂 now give me a book or a chess set then maybe

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u/gentlegranit Sep 25 '22

I actually spent a few minutes in one as part of a building tour. What I found interesting was that I sounded different to myself. It was a very strange experience

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u/Apprehensive-Cup6279 Sep 25 '22

Electronics engineer here, i have spent a few hours inside one of these bad boys. It just feels weird, and after a while, yes you can hear blood flowing in your skull, sounds like the ocean from a distance. But nothing else besides that.

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u/nice_wholphin Sep 25 '22

My dumbass would probably just have a good night’s sleep in there

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u/PMG2021a Sep 25 '22

I have been in very quiet outdoor places several times. It is amazing how loud the sound of your clothing can become. It is also freaky to hear the sound of bird wings while they are just gliding high above...

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u/cold_eskimo Sep 25 '22

There is a place quiet enough to hear my own heartbeat in the mountains 50 miles from any town. Its weird you can hear the jets flying thousands of feet above the earth.

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u/peoplesen Sep 25 '22

https://www.orfieldlabs.com/architecture/tour-video-tour-hold

The current lights on record is 2 hours, and the current lights off record is 2 hours, as of June 2022.

Sounds (get it?) like it's a pretty stiff charge for a tour an attempt.

gofundme and I'll die of dehydration in the chamber

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u/V65Pilot Sep 24 '22

Will it quiet my tinnitus? Because, if so, I'm moving in.

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u/slayalldayyyy Sep 24 '22

Pretty sure it would be on turbo blast

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u/Qlanth Sep 24 '22

Have you ever tried this? I recently saw people saying it works.

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u/4d3fect Sep 24 '22

Total Perspective Vortex.

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u/mfiirk Sep 24 '22

Underrated comment.

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u/rockmeamathanos Sep 24 '22

On the next Mr. Beast video...

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u/-nobu_oKo_jima- Sep 24 '22

This quote is completely false. Apart from the anechoic part....

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u/Unable_Juggernaut133 Sep 24 '22

Can you take a nap?

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u/facelessnessxx Sep 24 '22

Wim Hoff should test this.

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u/jezebel829 Sep 24 '22

challenge accepted...

Seriously, I'd like to try and see how long I could last. I think I'd just fall asleep...

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 24 '22

Honestly, same. My tinnitus would be questionable tho

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u/Remoue Sep 24 '22

I want to try

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u/nihilt-jiltquist Sep 24 '22

I have absolutely incessant tinnitus. Although it's a nerve thing, and in my mind; not my ears, I wonder what it would be like for me because I never have any quiet at all... there's always noise

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u/archiebold13 Sep 24 '22

At complete silence. The loudest sound is your own heartbeat

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u/BigBadMur Sep 24 '22

Now that I'd like to try.

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u/DreamsofCoffeeBeans Sep 24 '22

You sure this isn't a medieval torture device with all those spikes?

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u/peppebbb Sep 24 '22

Callux did it for 24 hours

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u/paulo1389 Sep 24 '22

U might have an outer body experience

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u/Undoreal Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

Funfact: if you search in r/interestingasfuck for anechoic you wonder how much people in the past posted already…

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u/TheMooseIsBlue Sep 25 '22

The second sentence sounds like the tagline for a psychological thriller.

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u/ohcallmeamazing Sep 25 '22

I’d be dead sleep in that hoe.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 25 '22

Fo real doe. Id be gone

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u/pugdaddy78 Sep 25 '22

Finally... a quiet place to fart

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u/NefariousHare Sep 25 '22

Sounds perfect. Sign me up!

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u/Send-the-downvotes Sep 25 '22

Right. I have no problem going in there for an hour. I'm pretty sure I'll be just fine.

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u/Responsible-Egg-9363 Sep 25 '22

Does anyone know what the spikes are made out of?

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 25 '22

Asking the real questions here

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u/jadw87 Sep 25 '22

Ive seen these on the super mario brothers !!

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u/remmywaylon Sep 25 '22

I build these chambers for a living. When the entire room is covered top to bottom in anechoic panels it is true, you feel like you could go crazy the way it feels to be in there. It really depends on the design tho since a lot of chambers don’t have floor coverage.

As we get closer to completing the build you can hear the sound changing and deadening. Any exposed wall bounces the sound around and it makes a weird clapping echo.

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u/Gryphon1171 Sep 25 '22

I was in a smaller version of this at my college, I don't know if I can express what a difference it is from our normal hearing experience, even your voice and breathing sounds different.

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u/Roguebagger Sep 25 '22

The million dollar question is, do you spend 45 minutes in there or listen to the new Nickleback album.

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u/Best_Poetry_5722 Sep 25 '22

45 minutes it is...wait... Nickelback has a NEW album?

Happy Cake Day!

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u/Roguebagger Sep 25 '22

I was joking, but just googled it. Annnnnnd. Yes, coming out November 18th. Speak of the devil……

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u/droidman85 Sep 25 '22

Improvement idea: singer starts his thing, dont like his voice? walls come together and the spikes take care of him. no need to thank me

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u/Notyetyeet Sep 25 '22

I'm calling cap on the 45 minutes bulshit

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u/TheSignalPath Sep 25 '22

This headline is nonsense. You can easily spend as much time as you want in there. It will get boring fast.