An annoying soundBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7180.361 (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:361
- Junella McKay, housewife
I must have been asleep for an hour or so. What had woken me? It was an insistent and ominous hissing noise, like the sound of a half submerged ballcock in the cistern. I dragged myself out of bed and padded through to the bathroom. No problem here; but the sound had followed me and was at the same intensity.
“It's obviously the overflow tank in the loft.”
Then followed thoughts of an inevitable …