Microwave Hearing: Evidence for Thermoacoustic Auditory Stimulation by Pulsed Microwaves

Science  19 Jul 1974:
Vol. 185, Issue 4147, pp. 256-258
DOI: 10.1126/science.185.4147.256


Acoustic transients can be thermally generated in water by pulsed microwave energy. The peak pressure level of these transients, measured within the audible frequency band as a function of the microwave pulse parameters, is adequate to explain the "clicks" heard by people exposed to microwave radiation.