& Supposition by Isa Stralian
was a time early in my career as a designer specialising in
new materials and processes, one of them being sound absorption
and attenuation, when I was asked to investigate a situation
where a woman was complaining of a high pitched noise in her
area causing her untold grief when attempting to sleep in the
University had gone out with their sophisticated noise detection
equipment and found nothing. It was presumed at the time that
she may benefit by sound proofing her room in an appropriate
a couple of interviews with the woman where she was obviously
distraut and beginning to believe that she was being fobbed
off by all and any involved....the city council, the EPA, the
assured her that there was no doubt in my mind that she was
hearing what she claimed to be hearing, but would she indulge
me by visiting her dentist and asking him to check the alignment
of her teeth as regards to pressure on the nerves.
she had a molar removed some six months prior her her jaw began
to misalign and her teeth were starting to grind causing uneven
pressure on the nerves connecting to the aural canal.
teeth were corrected, the jaw realigned and the distressing
make mention of this experience so as to amplify the fact that
all things may not be as they initially seem and very often
the answer may be elsewhere.
can only emphasise that an accurate assessment of any problem
is essential to determining the correct solution.
will never have the assessing capabilities of an experienced
professional in the industry