That Annoying HUM!

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Have you witnessed said hum on your excursions?
Sadly, not the faintest thrum. :(

We're normally bowling along the main road at the top of the photo. Next time we're over there we'll take the scenic route, maybe slow down (avoiding the pitchforks) and have a proper listen.

The Saltney Ferry Bridge over the Dee near Chester whistles and hums loudly enough to make you think a plane is flying low overhead to the nearby airport. I've recorded it on my phone.
We have a short but intriguing thread on whistling bridges.
 

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The Saltney Ferry Bridge over the Dee near Chester whistles and hums loudly enough to make you think a plane is flying low overhead to the nearby airport. I've recorded it on my phone.
We have a short but intriguing thread on whistling bridges.
Is that close enough to Haslington to be responsible? Low frequency sounds can travel a long distance. The hum is probably something you'd only hear when it's quiet with no other sound to mask it..
 

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Is that close enough to Haslington to be responsible? Low frequency sounds can travel a long distance. The hum is probably something you'd only hear when it's quiet with no other sound to mask it..

Nope, they're 30-odd miles apart with a city and a few towns in between.
 

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In Forfar the last few weeks we have had an unexplained 'whirring' sound that comes on in the early evening and lasts a few hours. Been mentioned a few times on local Facebook pages. Oddly though, I, ve never heard it ( Although my wife has)
 

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I’ve been hearing a ‘hum’ in the day and night for a week or so now. It sounds a bit as if some has a vacuum on, except you can hear it at all hours, including 3, 4, 5 6 a.m. and earlier, and it changes frequency so that I can hear it going up to something on the edge of hearing, but it’s still there. Then it stops and perhaps 15 — 30 mins later it begins again, then stops.

The noise reminds me of audiologists tests where you have to press the button when you hear the sound and stop when you can’t. It’s not so annoying in the day, but at night it’s aggravating. At times it can be quite audible and my partner can hear it too, but if it’s fainter or higher only I can. It’s not tinnitus, which I suffer from, as if I put my hands over my ears it blocks the sound out.
This is Swindon, UK, btw.
 
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