Sounds from Thailand
You write some great stuff. Let me explain something about me. I live in southern Thailand. Thailand has a huge noise problem. Trucks, cars, and even the people. It's phenomenally bad. I wear earplugs so that I can concentrate on my work, even while I'm at home in a nice house, big garden, non busy street. It's just the outside "Thai" sounds really get in. Especially the low frequency, highly disturbing sound of trucks with no mufflers on them.
‘Anyway, it's just food for thought, maybe something you could write about. My mission is to educate the Thai people on this but meanwhile I need to get my online business functioning well.
Martin, thank you for reminding me about the predicament so many people face. Namely, high volume noise pollution.
As most of you know, we left Los Angeles for a bundle of reasons. One of which was the ever present, come out of nowhere urban noises. Plains, trains, automobiles, construction – it’s hard to escape these highly disruptive low frequency sounds nowadays.
For all you city-dwellers who don’t plan to relocate to more quiet natural environs, I suggest you purchase top of the line earphones. I would recommend the Bose Quiet Comfort headset.
This headset cancels external noise before it reaches the ears. This means that you reduce external noise by electronic means – the headphones are designed to sample the external noise and then cancel this noise by generating its inverse electronically.
Did I just loose you?
Here’s a simple visual. Since sound travels in waves, you can cancel any sound wave by generating a New sound wave that is exactly the opposite in shape to the original sound.
So, in the future, technology will be able to make helicopters that run whisper quiet. Or make headphones that sound good in a noisy airplane cabin. Bose subscribes to this noise cancellation approach.
The headphones are designed to completely surround the ears. That way they offer as much isolation from external sound as possible. Again, aside from physically leaving your noisy environs, this is the best solution I have at this time.
These headsets are a good way to listen to high frequency music and words. Because of the positive vibrations in this music, it’s great to hear the whole sound spectrum. Use them with the 5 CDs that make up The Secret Power of Words and Music and you’ve got yourself a supersonic relaxation experience.
Tania Gabrielle French
P.S. In "The Ancient Mariner" Samuel Coleridge Taylor said,
"A noise like of a hidden brook In the leafy month of June,
That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune."
The quiet tune inside your heart is waiting to be heard. Access it now with the help of high frequency music.