The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

 

The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

The following post, an eBook by Echo Barrier, is adapted from The Growing Toll Of Noise Emissions. Click here for more reading.

Our lively 21st-century cities are troves of chance, fountains of creativity, and nurturers of ambition. More people than ever before take up residency in urban cities, chasing aspirations, building jobs and living high. A individual has never been so responsible for their own fate, and living in a big city plays an enormous role in seizing the chance to do what they want with it.

Our lively cities of the 21st century are troves of chance, imagination fountains, and ambition nurturers. More people are taking up residency in urban areas than ever before, pursuing dreams, creating jobs and living big. Never has a person been so in charge of their own life, and living in a big city plays a major role in seizing the chance to do what they want with it.

Yet our desire for modern life affects us and takes its toll on the wider world, little by little. Many causes, not nearly the least of which is noise pollution (often referred to as 'environmental noise'), lead to the harm being done. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has demonstrated that traffic noise is the second most significant effect on public health among the selected environmental stressors measured in six European countries.

Actually, 5% of the world's population (approximately 466 million people) suffers from diminished hearing loss, a disorder characterized by a hearing loss greater than 40 dB in the best hearing ear for adults, and greater than 30 dB in the better ear for children. This figure is projected to climb to 10 percent by 2050 - more than 900 million people with crippling hearing loss.

The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

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