If silence is golden, the new anechoic chamber on the Binghamton University Vestal campus may be priceless.

Professor Ron Miles is an acoustics expert and in order to work on his project to develop a better hearing aid, he needs a quiet room. A very quiet room.

Miles now is able to utilize the anechoic chamber for his research. It's a room without echo and it's the type of facility useful in testing tiny microphones.

The chamber is encased in layers of drywall, insulation and concrete. The design seals out sounds and vibrations.

While the special chamber is useful for his work, Miles concedes the complete lack of noise from the outside world "can be creepy."

There's more about the chamber and how it's helping Miles in this video.