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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: Negin -(Universe) on 26/03/2007 19:48:43

Title: High pitched noise making me sick
Post by: Negin -(Universe) on 26/03/2007 19:48:43
Hi every one, I'm a new member and so don't know whether the question I'm about to ask has been previously answered or not?
does any one know why it is that when we listen to high pitched sound we feel sick after a while, is it because of the vibration of the molecules in our body?
Title: High pitched noise making me sick
Post by: daveshorts on 28/03/2007 10:09:40
It is not something I have noticed, how loud does it have to be? When have you observed this?
Title: High pitched noise making me sick
Post by: Karen W. on 28/03/2007 10:18:52
I would think because of the vibration in your ear drum that that could mess with your equalibrium some, I am no doctor but I know when my son has had noises that bothered his ears, he tended to eventually feel bad almost light headed and sick like he had been watching a conveyor belt full of little things go buy him. If you have ever worked on a line you will know what I mean. kind of nausiating. if your ears get infected or have a problem I know it can throw things off but don't know why exactly, but that would have been my guess!
Title: High pitched noise making me sick
Post by: Negin -(Universe) on 28/03/2007 16:37:15
It is not something I have noticed, how loud does it have to be? When have you observed this?

sometimes when we experiment in our physics lab we use an oscilloscope and usually change the frequency of the signal generated. when the frequency is very low i.e. high pitched sound all the students agree on feeling sick after a while. Ive noticed that loudness doesn't have the same effect