A Voice Only Elephants Can Hear

Imagine – there is a man in the world who is capable of taking such low notes with his voice that only … elephants can hear them. No wonder he is in the Guinness Book of Records on this matter.

This unique person is Tim Storms. He has the widest vocal range and can even play a G note that is 8 times lower than the lowest G note on a piano.

Tim Storms

Interestingly, the singer himself cannot hear this note. He feels it, somehow hears it in his head.

Tim started his career right after school when he sang Christian music. Once he met with an otolaryngologist, who opened his eyes to Storms’ peculiarity – vocal cords, which are almost twice as long as those of ordinary people.

The singer’s amazing voice made him famous, bringing worldwide fame. Not so long ago Tim was chosen as one of the performers of the play “Tranquility”. The singer is required here to reproduce a very low F. This is the lowest note ever written for a choir.

The abilities of an ordinary person allow you to hear sounds with a frequency of oscillation from 20 to 20,000 hertz. Frequencies below 20 hertz are infrasound and cannot be heard by the normal human ear. African elephants are able to perceive infrasound and use it to communicate with each other over long distances.

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