Can Humans Talk Underwater?

Is it possible to hear someone speaking underwater?

Sound waves actually travel five times faster in water than in air.

Underwater those sound waves don’t vibrate the ossicles bones in your inner ear.

They go straight to the skull bones, vibrating that heavy bone you can touch just behind your ear.

Because of that, you can hear higher frequencies underwater..

Is it possible for humans to breathe underwater?

Humans cannot breathe underwater because our lungs do not have enough surface area to absorb enough oxygen from water, and the lining in our lungs is adapted to handle air rather than water. However, there have been experiments with humans breathing other liquids, like fluorocarbons.

What happens if you breathe underwater?

When the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, its cells begin to die off, eventually becoming permanently damaged. A few minutes after that, you will be brain-dead, and then just the regular kind of dead. If you’re underwater, your lungs will fill with water and you will drown.

What does it mean to talk under water?

[mainly Australian] said to mean that someone always talk a lot in any situation, and it is sometimes difficult to stop them talking. My friends tell me that I can talk under water.

Is sound louder in water?

Sound travels faster in water compared with air because water particles are packed in more densely. Thus, the energy the sound waves carry is transported faster. This should make the sound appear louder.

Why is sound not heard in space?

No, you cannot hear any sounds in near-empty regions of space. Sound travels through the vibration of atoms and molecules in a medium (such as air or water). In space, where there is no air, sound has no way to travel.