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BBC Radio4 wants to talk to Hum hearers in England

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Sara Hall, Producer for BBC Radio4, would like speak with some Hum hearers who live in England. Please let me know if you are interested, and I’ll put you in touch.


  1. David says:

    Simon Payne already has done a BBC interview. I will email him on this.

  2. David says:

    Posted on the Hum FB group page. Out of the 104 in the group we have UK sufferers.

  3. Jane says:

    Scotland any good?

  4. Mary Gaylor says:

    I would like to talk to Sara Hall….I am a UK hum sufferer marygaylor168@btinternet.com

  5. Jon Clarke says:

    Hi Iā€˜m a hum hearer since 2004. Happy to discuss.

  6. Carol says:

    I’m in Scotland too – would be glad to share my story. I hear a hum but how do I know for sure if it is ‘the hum’? Only a few other people have heard the hum in my home. Most can’t hear anything and say it is perfectly quiet but it is loud to me and vibrates my head. I have to leave my home most days just to cope…

  7. Mel maxwell says:

    Hey guys!
    I certainly hear the hum & also suffer physical symtoms from it. I’ve reported it to my environmental health dept, and also had a piece in my local paper about it. (which at the time I believed was my neighbours radio ham operating). I moved house & still hear the hum, mainly at certain times, sometimes my body reacts before I hear the hum, ie- my heart palpitates, my head spins, I get insomnia, my skin itches, the list goes on. My partner hears something, but he’s still not too sure.
    I’ll be most certain happy to share my views/story.
    Thanks Mel.

    • David says:

      Hi Mel Maxwell,

      Do you have that newspaper article online? And if not would you consider getting the page scanned. I like to collect all print and video news articles of the Hum tone especially from sufferers of the Hum. It adds more weight to our position to have testimonies from people’s experiences of it.

      A private FB group of fellow hearers where the article will be shared. It will be supportive for others. Hi Mary, Jane and Carol, šŸ™‚


  8. Ian says:

    Hi Glen, did they say for which programme they are considering this for? I contacted BBC Radio 4 asking them to do an article for the PM programme. I specifically mentioned you and your website and asked if they could do this in order to aid/publicise the research you are conducting. Is this coincidence or might it be connected? I did ask to remain anonymous (yes I know I am publicly posting a comment hear, I didn’t want to unexpectedly hear my details read out over the air). I would be willing to talk with her, but again I would want some degree of anonymity. I live in the UK and first recall hearing the hum circa 1984-5.

    • No Ian, I don’t recall the specific program. The reason some major outlets are all interested now is that the article which appeared in The Conversation has had over 600,000 views and has been distributed very widely. So, media outlets that initially took a pass are now wanting a piece of it.

  9. Ian says:

    600,000 views? Please pass on that I am willing to speak with her, I will raise the subject of anonymity with her if she gets in touch.

  10. Pia says:

    A hum sufferer in Johannesburg South Africa. I hear the hum at home (Paulshof) as well as in Fourways when I house sit and at my family plot in Hekpoort, Magaliesburg. Since April 2014. Severely sleep deprived and the vibrations bother me the most.

  11. Ross Delmont says:

    Yes please, I am in London. All quiet here tonight, last night was awful

  12. Ian says:

    Has anyone been contacted?

  13. Ian says:

    Anyone, any update at all? Has she been in touch?

  14. Ian says:

    I’m disappointed I didn’t get contacted, I have to admit, still never mind! Do you know if, when, what programme this is for?

  15. Mary Gaylor says:

    I spoke to a researcher from BBC last week, and somebody is supposed to contact me to do an interview.

  16. Mary Gaylor says:

    Just been in contact with the BBC, the program isn’t going out until the 13th August and there are interviews still being conducted.

  17. Mary Gaylor says:

    BBC Programme is Punt PI 10.30am Saturday 13th August Radio 4

  18. Ian says:

    BBC Programme Punt PI 10.30am Saturday 13th August Radio 4
    I listened to it and I thought it was quite well balanced:

    [audio src="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p044gbx6.mp3" /]

  19. sean scott says:

    I have experienced “the hum” since 2014. It comes and goes by months present and absent. I’m more open now to the idea that it may be some form of deep tinnitus, however the idea of some form of electro magnetic interence to the sufferes aural neurones does smack true. I feel as though the whole earth is juddering and the experience when present goes beyond sound / my ears. I feel it in my solar plexus and I feel it affects my heart. After suffering months of sleep deprivation through this “hum” I felt pressure on my heart also. In October 2015 I had a near fatal heart attack.

    • There are numbers of people who have reported to me privately that they have had cardiac events that they think were linked to the Hum. I know that I risk all kinds of conspiracy by admitting that I had a cardiac incident (Long Q-T) and loss of consciousness in August 2015. But before anybody runs with that, let’s understand that I am in my early 50s with a family history of cardiac illness on my father’s side. So what has happened to others – and to me – means nothing on its own. We are in the age group where cardiac illness is the leading cause of grave illness and death. But I thank you for your comment.

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