Civil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey
Answered on Oct 08, 2019
Yes, it seems that zombies are very much attracted to sounds. They will immediately know if you are in a room when you make noise. They are not too attracted to light though. In fact, there are some reports wherein zombies are supposedly afraid of the light. You can protect yourself more when you have a torch.
There are different sounds that may trigger zombies too so make sure that you will not make as much noise. They may be attracted to it because this is one of the senses that they can still use. If their main goal is to find you, they would use their sense of sound in order to know where you are currently located.
Any zombie fan knows that they are attracted to sound. Many don't know the reason behind it, however. The main reason is to give writers of books, cartoons, television shows, and movies an edge to build their scenes upon. As the zombie is headed toward the noise, there are ample opportunities for rugpulling. They can encounter other zombies or a host of other intertuptions.
There is another reason as well. It is said that in the zombie world, zombies are attracted to food. When something or someone makes a noise, their primal brain instincts kick in. That means...fight or flight to animals and humans but to zombies, it spells dinner. As the suspence builds, the sound gets louder and the zombie becomes more determined to gravitate toward the noise. There are obstacles but if you are the person making the noise, there sure aren't enough of them.