The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

The following post is adapted from The Increasing Toll Of Noise Pollution, an eBook by Echo Barrier. For more reading, click here.

Our vibrant cities of the 21st century are troves of chance, imagination fountains, and ambition nurturers. More people than ever take up residency in urban areas, seeking dreams, creating jobs and living up high. A individual has never been so responsible for his or her own destiny, and living in a big city plays an enormous role in taking the opportunity to do what he or she wants.

Our vibrant 21st-century cities are troves of chance, fountains of creativity, and nurturers of ambition. More people than ever before take up residence in urban areas, chasing dreams, creating jobs and living big. Never has a person been so responsible for their own life, and living in a big city plays a major role in seizing the opportunity to do what they want with it.

But our appetite for modern life impacts us and, little by little, takes its toll on the broader world. The harm is caused by many factors, not nearly the least of which is noise pollution (often referred to as 'environmental noise'). Among the selected environmental stressors measured in six European countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has shown that traffic noise is the second most important impact on public health.

In fact, 5% of the world's population (around 466 million people) suffers from decreased hearing loss, a hearing loss condition characterized by a hearing loss greater than 40 dB in the best adult hearing ear and greater than 30 dB in the best adult hearing ear. By 2050, this number is predicted to grow to 10 percent - more than 900 million individuals with debilitating hearing loss.


The Rising Toll Of Noise Pollution #infographic

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