Neil’s guitar tech, Larry Cragg, stated that Neil has a personal relationship with electricity. In Europe, where the electrical current is sixty cycles, not fifty, he can pinpoint the fluctuation by degrees. It dumbfounded Cragg. “He’ll say, ‘Larry, there’s a hundred and seventeen volts coming out of the wall, isn’t there?’ I’ll go measure it, and yeah, sure he can hear the difference.”
While researching for Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity, I came to realize that many people with EMF Sensitivity, myself included, acttually hear electromagnetic frequencies.. I quote from a study demonstrating that certain individuals can hear P-waves, which are the frequencies released immediately prior to an earthquake.
I write of my experiments that suggest that for people who are EMF Sensitive, nerve impulses processed by the inner ear are translated into messages that tell the brain the body is in danger. As a result, the adrenals are put into the fight or flee status, histamine is released, and a variety of symptoms result.
Are all the symptoms negative? I guess that depends on how you look at it. Although I am not currently experiencing any negative EMF symptoms, per se, I can hear the electricity within the walls of my house. In point of fact, the only time things are completely quiet are when I go camping in the woods (away from power lines), or when we lose power. Then it’s a serious feeling of “Ahhhhh.” I can tell you this much. Living with a constant low level buzzing (and no, I do not have tinitus) can be annoying at times.
I don’t know Neil personally, so I can’t say whether or not he has symptoms common to this condition. But is he EMF Sensitive?
It sure sounds like it.
PostScript: See also EMF Sensitivity and the Emperor’s New Clothes.