Except for people with a tinnitus, like me
@A pet named Steve, same here, how did you get yours?
@Jakobian, I don't know. As far as I remember, there's been a tinnitus, even as a child, but it was very faint back then. It got stronger over the years. Like holding your ear to an old TV, that sort of noise; at times I can't even understand what people are saying to me if we're in a loud environment. And you?
@A pet named Steve, no idea, left ear only. It is possible that it was caused by head trauma
@A pet named Steve, i don't have tinnitus but my brother does and just like you it was for no reason in particular
@A pet named Steve, oh God Lana my tinnitus
You havent been at on of my office parties when I'm drunk and crack a joke
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, you would just be “sober pantless uncle” if you weren’t drunk
If you're lucky enough to not have tinnitus.
@ThePandaPool , this room would cause me to kill myself when the ringing gets too loud
@Richard Cypher, fun fact, the longest anyone had been able to stay in the room is 45 minutes, starts to literally drive you insane
How do you have less that absolute silence? How does negative noise work? Are you stealing sound from somewhere else?
Of course I'm assuming 0 decibels means absolute silence.
@Sambob, maybe it means that the room "swallows" sounds, so that they don't sound or are more quiet than they should be. But I dunno.
@Sambob, decibel is a logarithmic scale and zero is set at a very small reference value. So I believe -3db is half the sound pressure of 0db, and -10db is 1/10th the sound pressure of 0db
@RMB, logarithmic... That word brings up really bad memories from ninth grade and above
@A pet named Steve, 8th grade really was the peak.
Now I’m in like *starts counting on fingers* 18th grade? It only ever gets worse
@RMB, how did you count 18 fingers
No but... Yeah. When they introduced stuff like Logarithms, advanced probability, or quantum physics in Physics later on, it was a downward spiral from there on. My brain just shut down. Hence I got 1/15 points in my math final when I graduated from high school...
@A pet named Steve, well I started counting on my fingers, but I finished counting on my toes. I’m basically a human abacus
@RMB, wish I would've known that trick in my math final
@A pet named Steve, that’s why Alabama is home to many brilliant mathematicians, they have a few more fingers and toes to count on
Actually that's the one thats open to the public. I believe its Microsoft that has one at -20 db and it's apparently so quiet that you can hear air molecules smashing into each other
Can I possibly go crazy being in this room?
@megamanx181x, in 45 minutes