• Question: Can sound kill a human

    Asked by gandomhuyokryly to Sophie on 25 Jan 2018.
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      Sophie Scott answered on 25 Jan 2018:

      If you think of sounds as being part of an action/event, then only if the sound was associated with an enormous force – like an explosion – but the sound isn’t what does the damage. A loud sound on it’s own can and will hurt your ears, but likely won’t harm you beyond that.