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Study says noise pollution is killing you

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This brief from Fast Company says “Noise Pollution Is Secretly Killing You”, according to a study from the the World Health Organization and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

Living near traffic noise could make it harder to get pregnant

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An analysis of 65,000 women living in Denmark found that living near noisy roads could make it harder to get pregnant, accourding to this news article from The New Scientist. The research team found that for every 10 decibels of extra traffic noise around a woman’s home, there was a 5 to 8 per cent…

Living near a major roadway could increase dementia risk, study says

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Living close to a major roadway could increase your likelihood of developing dementia according to a new study cited by CNN in this article. Researchers found that people living within 50 meters (164 feet) of a noisy road had a 7% greater risk of developing dementia. The level of risk decreases proportionally, they say, with…

In the Studio – Recording Magazine

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Recording Magazine – October 2010 Issue: In general, the most difficult and costly frequencies to address have always been those in the area of 125 Hz and below, which coincidentally happens to be, in our musical world, the power behind most of our music and special effects. Cut off everything below 125 Hz in your mix and see what you have left.

Can where you live cause hearing loss?

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According to a joint study between Charite University and a hearing technology company, the place you call home could play a vital role in whether or not you have hearing loss.

All that road noise could shorten your life

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A study cited in this news article by the L.A. Times suggests that living with road noise can shorten your life. One of the ways the L.A. Times article suggests to minimize the effects of road noise on your health is to muffle the noise: “Muffle the sound at home. Consider whether freeway noise might…

5 Health Effects of Noise Pollution and How to Remedy Them

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Katherine Ripley summarizes possible health impacts of noise pollution for The Best of NJ, and suggests some solutions, including, of course, soundproofing your home: 5 Health Effects of Noise Pollution and How to Remedy Them  

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