The Loud, Obnoxious, 3,500-Year History of Sonic Warfare

Otto Radio

U.S. officials have concluded that American diplomats in Cuba were exposed --deliberately, they claimed--to harmful, high-frequency sounds that caused hearing loss, headaches and nausea. The sonic attacks compelled some diplomats to leave Cuba, the officials said. A Canadian diplomat also reported suffering hearing loss while working in Havana. The alleged sound-based assaults are just the latest chapter in a long history of sonic warfare dating back millennia.