The laws around noise pollution and noise limits are important in maintaining quality of life for everyone, although it becomes increasingly problematic in bigger cities like Austin. However, you may be surprised by what the law says in this Texan metropolis...Read more →
It takes a global pandemic to bring megacities like New York to a halt. While there are tremendous consequences for many people and businesses as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown period, there is a silver lining to be acknowledged. Normally regarded as a painfully loud place, New York City – like so many other metropolitan centers around the world – is experiencing historically low noise levels. The closure of businesses, the cessation of most construction, and confinement of millions upon millions of people has drastically changed the sensory experience of city life.Read more →
We all agree that excessive noise — audible output created by other people — is annoying. But were you aware that noise pollution is an environmental hazard? According to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in October 2018 and supported by the most rigorous, evidence-based research, noise pollution contributes to heart and circulatory disease, hearing impairment, adverse birth conditions, and mental health and a host of other ailments threatening to diminish our quality of life.
An acoustic shadow results when sound waves fail to spread outward due to disruptions or physical barriers such as buildings, geographical obstructions, or wind currents and can alter our perceptions of events, and can also be controlled to diminishing the impact of high decibel noises.
Noise is consistently the number one threat to quality of life in New York city – but where did it all begin? As the United States and the world continue to experience massive population growth, noise pollution rears its ugly head even higher. Echo Barrier is at the forefront of the movement to combat the threat of noise exposure in occupational settings, but it stems from a long history of trial, error, and development.Read more →
Visit an optometrist to restore your 20/20 vision with glasses or contacts. However, if your hearing is damaged, even the most technologically advanced solutions will not restore perfect hearing if your inner ears have incurred damage from age, noise exposure, or medications.