Whining May Be World’s Most Annoying Sound | Wired Science | Wired.com

By Alice Vincent, Wired UK

Nails on a blackboard, sirens and heavy drilling: none come close to whining for being the most annoying sound, a study has suggested.

The high-pitched, cat-like sounds that infants begin to make between two-and-a-half and four years of age, otherwise known as whining, were shown to be the most distracting sounds by the study, at least in comparison to other infant cries and “motherese” — the exaggerated baby speak adopted by adults…….. read on at Wired.com

 

 

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