Many myths surround these surreal and fascinating spaces. Some people claim that the longest anyone has spent in an anechoic chamber is forty-five minutes. They say any longer would drive you insane.
Being in extreme silence has an interesting effect. With no sound to distract you, your body becomes the sound field. If you spend some time in an anechoic chamber you will hear:
Not a pleasant experience. Some people can only endure a few minutes of this strange, overwhelming silence! However, the record certainly stands at more than forty-five minutes.
David Muller from Veritasium made a video investigation where he was able to spend a full hour in an anechoic chamber – and claimed he could have stayed in there for hours.