This Earth Day, Spread Noise Pollution Awareness

  • April 16, 2019
This Earth Day, Spread Noise Pollution Awareness

What is Noise
Pollution?

The definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”.
Sounds are generally unwanted when it interferes with a person’s normal
activities such as conversation, sleeping, or disrupts and diminishes the
quality of life.

Noise reduced stress can lead to headaches, insomnia,
fatigue as well as irritability.

The number one cause of neighborhood dissatisfaction is
noise, with heavy traffic and street lighting falling closely behind. Surprisingly,
one in five Americans have hearing loss that is so severe, it affects their
daily life. That’s over 40 million people, with 48 million people who have some
hearing loss in at least one ear, including children as young as 12, from noise
exposure.

The most common source for noise inducing hearing loss are
from power tools, explosions and construction equipment, music, and machinery.

Studies have shown that individuals with hearing loss are
more likely to experience decreased physical and social functioning, vitality,
as well as mental and emotional health.

Protecting your
hearing.

There are solutions that can help reduce the amount of noise
experienced in your area. Sound blocking wall systems can help reduce traffic
sounds and other noises by around 30 decibels.

Acoustical enclosures decrease incoming noise from large
machinery, HVAC systems, as well as industrial equipment in the workplace.

Other helpful methods include soundproofing barriers,
compounds that dampen noise, and door seals can soundproof a single room or an
entire building.

If you feel that your ears have experienced noise damaging
trauma, visit our website to schedule
an appointment with one of our hearing healthcare professionals. Be sure to
stay aware of the noises around you and protect your hearing no matter what
environment.