There Is A Quietist Place On Earth Where You Can Hear Your Own Heartbeat

By Samantha in Nature On 28th August 2022

Do you ever think of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city to some quiet and peaceful place? If so, then we may have found the perfect destination.

A crater at the top of a dormant volcano is so peaceful that it has been nicknamed the 'quietest place on Earth.'

Reports suggest that the spot is so quiet that the ambient sounds is right near the threshold of a human being. Incredibly, visitors have reported being able to hear their own heartbeats.

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You’ll need to be prepared for the elements if you do seek this place out, however, as the ascent to the top includes five different climate zones.

In fact, the journey to this perfectly quiet place is not that easy to reach. Apparently, the volcano is located in the Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii, nearly 7,000 miles away from the UK.

However, there is an increasing battle to keep this area free from noise pollution, with American conservationists and park scientists doing everything possible to eliminate the noise from planes, vehicles, and other human sources.

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Well, in today's world, achieving solitude is a challenge in itself, but there is one man who did spend time in a room that is also being called the ‘quietest place in the whole world.’

That is the ‘Anechoic Chamber’ located a little bit closer to home at South Bank University in London.

It is a room soundproofed to such an extent that the sound in measured in negative decibels, and visitors are advised not to spend longer than 45 minutes inside.

A UNILAD reporter broke a world record time of 67 minutes inside the room, and a number of people have sought to beat that time.

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Another man, a YouTuber and musician Callux also tried but it took him only five minutes to report feeling disoriented, having an intense burst of tinnitus in both ears.

Things took a turn for the worst for this man after he claimed to see lights dancing around his room after 15 minutes and was able to hear the sound of his own bloodstream once 30 minutes had passed.

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Despite suffering hallucinations, he smashed the previous record and stayed inside for a hugely-impressive one hour and 26 minutes.

Well, hearing about his tortuous experience, perhaps having such peace and quiet is not so ideal after all.

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