Microwave Hearing–Buzzing September 21, 2006Posted by healthyself in 10 GHz, 400 MHz, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Buzzing, Cell phone safety, Cell Phones, Ear, Electrical Surges, electromagnetic, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Environment, Frequencies, Health related, Hearing, Men's Health, MHz, Microwave exposure, Pulsed Radiation, Tinnitus, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
at least one nonthermal effect occurs immediately, persists during irradiation, and stops when the irradiation is ended: Microwave hearing. This is known to occur for RF in the 400 MHz to 10 GHz range, and it may be reported for exposures below current ICNIRP or other established (but thermal) limits.
The sensation is similar to tinnitus, and some exposed persons may actually think it is tinnitus and perhaps seek treatment for tinnitus. The sensation is a hissing, buzzing, or sizzling sound, sometimes with superposed irregular “popping” sounds. It may be barely recognizable or almost deafeningly loud.