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The Value of the Testimony to the Aurora-Sound

Naturevolume 32pages625626 (1885) | Download Citation

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I HAVE read with much interest the descriptions of this sound as given by Dr. Sophus Tromholt's correspondents in NATURE of September 24. I was, however, struck by the similarity of these descriptions to the well-known phenomena of tinnitus aurium, and it occurred to me that since a large number of persons have noises in the head—say one-half the entire adult population—it is probable that, when listening intently, a considerable number of observers heard the sounds of their own ears only. This is especially true of “sizzling,” “hissing,” and “buzzing” sounds.

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