World's quietest room - Orfield Laboratories, US


It's the world's quietest room.  This room, the 'Anechoric Chamber' at Orfield Laboratories in the US is 99.99% sound absorbent. The Guinness Book of World Records says it's the quietest room on the planet.  Apparently it's so quiet, staying in there for a time will drive you insane. Nobody has been able to be in the room for more than forty five minutes. The only noises you hear emanate from your own body. Fluids gurgling, joints creaking, your breathing and your heart pumping.


It's the world's quietest room.
This room, the 'Anechoric Chamber' at Orfield Laboratories in the US is 99.99% sound absorbent.
The Guinness Book of World Records says it's the quietest room on the planet.
Apparently it's so quiet, staying in there for a time will drive you insane.
Nobody has been able to be in the room for more than forty five minutes.
The only noises you hear emanate from your own body. Fluids gurgling, joints creaking, your breathing and your heart pumping.


Sometimes, you need a little peace and quiet to stay sane. But it turns out too much quiet can drive you crazy- or at least make you hallucinate. That’s what scientists at Orfield Labs in Minneapolis have found by studying how subjects react in their anechoic chamber, also known as the world’s quietest room. The sound level in the room, which actually has the Guinness World Record, is -9 decibels, compared to the average “quiet” room’s 30, according to MPR News.

The key to the level of silence is the fact that the walls, floor and ceiling absorb all sound, rather than reflecting it, as most surfaces do. Thus the term anechoic: no echo. It’s so quiet, you can hear your own organs: your heart, stomach, even your ears, which make a tiny amount of noise. It turns out that it’s not an especially pleasant experience, especially in the dark. The longest anyone has ever spent alone in the chamber? Forty-five minutes.


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