Whining – Worst, Sound, EVER!

I am vindicated!  It’s true.  A recent study shows that whining is THE most annoying sound in the world.  I say, “DUH!”

Where’s the study that determines what best STOPS the whining?  That’s what I want to know.


Whining is the worst sound in the world, study confirms

By Jennifer Langston

If you’ve ever thought that listening to your child whine was worse than having a buzz saw cut wood inside your house, it turns out you were right.

A new study has found that the power of whining to distract people while doing simple math was even greater than other noises that people typically find annoying. It didn’t matter whether someone was a parent or not.

Still, this could explain why packing a lunch while your children caterwaul over whose magic marker can touch a particular piece of paper makes your head want to explode.

“You’re basically doing less work and doing it worse when you’re listening to the whines,” said study co-author Rosemarie Sokol Chang, a professor of psychology at SUNY New Paltz. “It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, everybody’s equally distracted.”


3 comments to Whining – Worst, Sound, EVER!

  • I wish they would have paid me to tell them this. I’ve tried to write while dealing with this. Ugh.
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    Heidi Danos Reply:

    Totally. I would’ve charged half!

  • I always tell my husband to stop whining! LOL #commenthour

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