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.
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When looking to find a new apartment, house, or even city to live in, noise is something pretty high up on most people’s priority lists for consideration. Do the neighbors like to party? Is there a lot of urban development and construction in the area? Is there a dumpster right under my window that a garbage truck will come and empty twice a week at 7 am?
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