I am working in a large office building with a lot of people. Pretty frequently there is a very weak and low frequency noise that is very irritating. Unfortunately, I have found just one other person that can perceive it, so it must be at the utmost borders of what a human can hear. I have started searching for equipment that can detect the origin of this sound, but after some hours worth of effort I have not come up with much except some postings on this site about array microphones.
My questions are:
- is an array microphone the correct way to solve the problem?
- which types of microphone / sensors can detect weak, low-frequency sounds? I figure that a high amplification will also amplify noise.
- are there other ways to locate the source of the sound? Maybe I'm overlooking ways to solve the problem.
EDIT: A sensor or other electronic part would help me as well.