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Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

What would happen if we used sound as a defense weapon? This article explains the ways in which sound can be an excellent self defense tool.



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Sound as a defense weapon? This article explains the ways in which sound can be an excellent self-defense tool.

RELATED: Sound As A Weapon Part 2: How to Use Sound for Your Own Protection

Sound as a Defense Weapon: Using Sound Frequency to Survive

In this article:

  1. What Is Sound?
  2. Hearing Range
  3. Frequencies of Sound Sources
  4. Decibel Ratings of Sounds
  5. Sounds That Alert or Warn
  6. Sounds That Calm or Soothe
  7. Sound as a Deterrent
  8. Sound That Destroys Matter
  9. Sonic Warfare
  10. Sound That Injures or Kills
  11. Focused Sound Technology
  12. The Effects of Sound Waves

What Is Sound?

Sound is all around us and much of it is comforting to humans. The pleasing sound of nice dinner music, a breeze wafting gently through the trees, gurgling water flowing in a brook, or the sounds of children playing–our world is alive with wonderful sound.

For most, a sound is a welcome reality. But when sound becomes noise, it increases stress and introduces emotional reactions in our lives and relationships.

In fact, sound can distract, disorient, frighten, or injure–it is a pressure wave. As such it occurs at a certain frequency.

These cycles have an amplitude (measured at the peaks) defining the power or intensity of the sound wave. Think of it like “loudness.”

Now, we look into sound as a defense weapon for survival.

Hearing Range

Hearing capability | Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

As shown in Table 1, we can’t hear some frequencies, although some animals can.

Sounds between 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz are considered within our normal threshold of hearing. Sounds below 20 Hz are called infrasonic sound or infrasound.

Low-frequency infrasound at high dB can cause tremors inside our organs and it hurts! Sounds above 20 KHz—our upper range of hearing—are called ultrasonic.

At 500 KHz and higher, we label sounds as megasonic. Sound as a defense weapon is feasible with a sonic weapon.

What Is Sonic Weapon? It is a device with different type and structures that use sound to injure and incapacitate a target.

Frequencies of Sound Sources

Frequencies of sound sources | Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

Table 2 shows some typical frequencies generated by sound sources:
Decibels (dB) is the measurement of the power or intensity of sound. The decibel provides a relative measure of sound intensity.

The higher the dB rating, the more the volume sound has. The intensity of a sound wave decreases with increasing distance from the source (inverse square law).

The power (intensity) of sound is approximately equal to 1/d2 where d equals the distance from the sound source. Double the distance, d and sound pressure (dB) drops to half its intensity.

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A 40 dB sound at 1 meter drops to 20 dB at 2 meters and just 10 dB at 4 meters. At 0 dB – the softest sound – your ears and brain search for something to hear.

Decibel Ratings of Sounds

Decibel intensity and sound sources | Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

Table 3 shows typical dB ratings for various sounds.

How loud is sound? The ear’s response to the loudness of sound occurs as a power of 10.

It takes about 10 times the power to sound twice as loud. Loudness varies with age and the physiology of the person. Still, more intense sounds will appear loudest.

Sounds That Alert or Warn

Sounds that alert or warn | Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

Table 4 lists sound that can stimulate action.

Sounds That Calm or Soothe

 Sounds that calm or soothe | Sound As A Defense Weapon: How Sound Frequency Can Cause Pain

As shown in Table 5 certain sounds can calm and relax a person (or an animal).

You can buy sound devices that can produce calming sound to help you relax and fall asleep.

Sound as a Deterrent

Make a sound that’s irritating to a person, and you can deter that person from a certain action. Teenagers don’t like sounds around 20,000 Hz and will try to distance themselves from this sound.

A 20 kHz hum has been used to move loitering teens off streets or away from school playgrounds at night. Likewise, a high-amplitude sound can be used as a burglar deterrent.

Some frequencies aren’t heard. Sounds below 20 Hz or above 20 kHz can prove effective in warfare.

Generate high-intensity sound below 20 Hz and people will feel the effect without hearing it. An ultra-high frequency blast at 19-20 kHz will disperse protesters and rioters – especially the younger ones.

Sound That Destroys Matter

By creating sound at the natural frequency of matter, we can cause various materials to vibrate.

At enough energy, we can cause this material to break apart and disintegrate. There are devices that can do this today.

You need a strong sound pressure wave to make this happen, but the frequency of a sound generator equal to the natural vibration frequency of material causes resonance. And the amplitude of vibration of the material increases many-fold until the atoms in the material actually break apart.

Sonic Warfare

In the ‘Walls of Jericho’ scenario, sonic warfare is used to destructively shatter objects and material.

It takes a directed concussive effect to vibrate structures to rubble and infrasonic energy to shatter bones and pulp organs from within. But, it is possible.

You will need a 240 dB source to get a person’s head to resonate destructively.

These sound waves would have to come from very loud objects, sound waves, so powerful they could knock down walls and shake machines to pieces. Several college students showed that low frequencies between 30 and 60 Hz can actually extinguish a small fire using high-intensity sound.

It’s possible to shatter glass with sound by producing a note that resonates sympathetically with the glass.

The natural frequency of the earth is 7.83 Hz. Gold can vibrate at 1.7 MHz—silver at between 4.047 and 4.652 MHz. Even copper can vibrate at just over 28 MHz.

The magnetic field around the earth can reduce the resonant frequency of material. For silver, the resonant frequency in the earth’s magnetic field would be a low audio 80 Hz (not 4+ MHz).

Sound That Injures or Kills

Between 0 dB and 90 dB, sound intensity is normal and typically won’t damage hearing; however, prolonged exposure to sound exceeding 90 dB can cause hearing damage.

Your body can tolerate 85 dB of sound intensity for eight hours without hearing damage, but at 100 dB, you can only take this for 15 minutes before it affects your health. And at 115 dB you are safe for only 30 seconds.

This is why ear protection is recommended for all noisy environments. At 140 dB physical pain can be felt. Go above this and life becomes threatened.

An extremely high-power sound (160 dB) can disrupt or destroy your eardrums and cause severe pain or disorientation. This is usually sufficient to incapacitate a person.

Less powerful sound waves can cause you to experience nausea or discomfort. We’ve all watched the effects of shrill sounds in sci-fi movies when an entire group of people is made helpless by a loud sound permeating the area.

They hold their ears and fall to the ground, completely unconscious. And moviegoers wondered if this really can happen.

Yes, it can.

RELATED: Sound as a Weapon Part 3: Protection from Damaging Sounds

Focused Sound Technology

Several years back, a garage inventor created the ability to place sound energy at a specific location while canceling sound in other nearby areas. He could create the sound of rushing water within a narrow circle in a crowd.

People in that circle could hear the water, but people a few feet away could not. This concept is used in shopping malls to lure shoppers.

The focused sound technology was successfully used at checkpoints in the Middle East to stop approaching vehicles far back from where guards were stationed.

The device deterred suicide bombers and gave the checkpoint forewarning that a vehicle was not responding to orders to stop.

The garage inventor formed a company (LRAD) and designed sonic and ultrasonic weapons that can incapacitate, injure, or kill.

Law enforcement and the military now use their new long-range acoustic device (LRAD) as a directed beam weapon to control crowds and deter pirates or insurgents from attacking ships at sea.

It emits a 2.5 kHz warning tone at 146 dB one meter from the emitter with a maximum range of 300 meters (where the tone is degraded to 90 dB). This can cause nausea, discomfort, disorientation, reduced sensory-motor functions, or severe pain.

By transmitting at an ultra-high frequency, an LRAD blast can cause eyeballs to vibrate generating unease and visual apparitions.

The European Space Agency has a sonic weapon that can generate 154 dB sound energy using four giant acoustic orifices. This device can burst eardrums.

Increase the loudness to 185 dB and it can cause an air embolism in the lungs or explode the heart.

The Effects of Sound Waves

Whales produce the loudest low frequency sounds on earth — at around 190 dB (17 to 30 Hz). Close up, the high-intensity calls by blue and fin whales can collapse the lungs and cause death to other living creatures.

A car stereo made a world record by pumping out 182 dB of sound that could instantly cause hearing loss. The energy didn’t last long.

Acceptable exposure time was in seconds. Sound waves can cause internal bleeding and stop a human heart with a frequency that resonates with the organ.

Experts have used sonar in oceans to detect and kill hostile divers by destroying organs and bone. Exposure to high intensity (184 dB) ultrasound frequencies from 700 kHz to 3.6 MHz has caused lung and liver damage.

Sound can be a killer.


Try this cool hearing test by Bright Side and find out if you are superhuman or worse than average:

As the mainstream media and liberals push for more stringent gun control measures including restricting gun magazine sizes and ammunition purchases, I’ve often wondered how we can make this behavior a “non-problem.”

Then I got an idea, and I’ve been researching it ever since. What if we could develop a defensive weapon that wouldn’t require firearms, ammunition, or permits?

How about if we use a completely different technology–one that the government doesn’t control? What if we use sound for protection? Will you agree?

What are your thoughts on sound as a defense weapon in survival or SHTF? Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 29, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  2. Marianna Seachrist

    May 10, 2017 at 12:33 AM

    A wacko creepy woman named Peggy Bittner Westby has been tormenting me for years with her unsound alike daughter Kat Westby using infrasonic generators aimed at my unit. She lives one minute away from the condo where the generators are. She is arrogant and has admitted to be using the generators. She has intimidated me with her creepy husband saying that they know lawyers and police and I will be carried out in a bodybag if I didn’t move out -2014. They’ve got two offspring Alexander Westby and Katherine Westby one is a car thief that has violated his probation and the other woman a nasty careless selfish repeated DUI offender that has caused bodily damages and property damages to people. Alexander and Katherine have threatened me as well. The whole family is nasty and abusive. Peggy Westby has been pretending to be living alone in the condo (only one minute away from the homesteaded mansion in Bay Hill and her husband -she claims to be close to him) Professional data pinpoints weapon source is Westbys condo and the constant 9HZ has started with Westbys threats and has been nonstop. Peggy Westby pretends to go to condo at night but her creepy husband has been seen picking her up to bring her back to the mansion in Bay Hill. It is just a front to cover up the infrasonic weapon torture. These people are sadistic and sick! They have cameras pointed at my unit and Peggy even knows when I spit on the ground and watches all I do. She has literally been tormenting me and stalking me for years. It’s been impossible to live in my condo because if she sees I spend the night she amplifies the infrasonic weapon to torture me more. Peggy Westby must be stopped, she is deceitful, harmful and dangerous! What she is doing is sneaky and evil and it is basically assault and battery and attempted murder since she is acting on her threats. Abuse of power of the rich and powerful and domestic terrorism! I hope and pray this evil creepy abusive woman will be stopped once and for all!
    God bless!

    • john goncalves

      June 29, 2018 at 1:42 PM

      We are going through similar things here in ms, these rednecks here are out of contrl, the police is just as bad and even african americans and military personell are joining in it’s a hate fast and they love it. Don’t ever come to live at the lexington apts 2620 lejuene dr, biloxi, ms 39531.Unless you are also a redneck or saleout african american hater!

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  7. Daniel Patrick

    April 11, 2018 at 5:30 AM

    The abc agencies have been exposed as “testing” vaccines on the unsuspecting Lublin before. Any idea if they might be “testing ” these devices on the public as well? People receiving heart attacks or fractures out of nowhere?–Maybe “favoring” conspiracists or their families as a target.

  8. zainab

    April 27, 2018 at 2:38 AM

    There is a mosque in Malaysia using high frequency speakers. I hope somebody can help. Please help us universe as sound can prove effective in warfare. There are children ,infants and animals That will fall victims. Thank you universe.

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  15. Dan

    April 14, 2019 at 6:17 AM

    The power (intensity) of sound is approximately equal to 1/d2 where d equals the distance from the sound source. Double the distance, d and sound pressure (dB) drops to half its intensity.
    **** no, double the distance and sound pressure drops to 1/4 intensity *****

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  22. csa_ap_hill

    August 23, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    NO! gang stalkers are already using crap like this to drive people they don’t like nuts or to suicide.No this is not a mental illness I’ve got a recording of the v2k or v2k crap I hear and it’s different and separate from me meaning I can hear the crap even though I’m talking and it’s 24/7 no break since last year so no!

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