This morning the Canadian government released its report on the noise disturbance around Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Colin Novak of the University of Windsor was able to detect the noise with his acoustical equipment and determined that the nuisance noise was emanating from the area of Zug Island in the United States, although he was unable to specify the precise location of the source of the sound. As much as the report may validate the complaints of affected residents, it will likely serve to further marginalize the vastly greater number of people who suffer from the Worldwide Hum. It is instructive to look at the reporting here. Novak announced, via the government spokesperson, “The Windsor hum is real”. Think that through. For example, one question for Professor Novak might be, “Do you think that tinnitus (which is self-reported) is real and, if so, precisely why do you think that it is real?” The honest answer to that question leads us to the normalization of the Worldwide Hum and away from the trite assumptions and disrespectful commentary that typifies much discussions of this issue.
Some readers of the Windsor report will assume that the Hum has somehow been solved. That is quite false. A quick look at the World Hum Map (www.thehum.info) shows a large number of locations that are located nowhere near significant industrial activity. Reports continue to come in and as the Map fills in, we see that there are vast numbers of people around the world who suffer from the Hum. And as the Canadian and American governments begin to argue over the Zug Island problem, the much more serious worldwide situation continues.