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Noise, Our Common Enemy

We live in a modern world which isconstantly advancing. However, we rarely think about the fact thatall our means of advancement are quite noisy. Namely, all theconstruction machines, means of transportation, many devices we usein our household and many others out there, all generate quite highlevels of noise. All this has an influence on our well-being as wellas the well-being of our planet as a whole. Recent studies haverealized that birds in large cities sing in a higher-pitched tonenowadays, since they are unable to conduct their message due to allthe background noise cities have. If birds are having problems,imagine what we, people are going through. Silence, for us, hasbecome obscurity, since, we are so rarely exposed to it. When twopeople are together and are saying nothing, it is awkward to us.Moreover, when a person who lives in a city visits the quietcountryside, he or she feels strange and uncoordinated due to the lackof wild noise. All in all, our noise has changed us drastically, evenmore than we are capable of perceiving.

Is Noise a Problem?

Researches conducted in Europe claimthat one quarter of the whole population of this continent lives insuch noisy surroundings, that their health is impaired by the noise.Loud and high-pitched sounds are constantly in our ears, whether weare at home or at work. What is more, in all our free time inbetween, we listen to loud music from our player's earphones, go toclubs where the music is so loud that we cannot possibly hear eachother or indulge into some other, unavoidably noisy activities. Thisresults in numerous diseases and conditions like depression, anxiety,insomnia, memory problems, and others. All these, in the long run,evolve into something more serious. Thus, we need to protect ourprecious ears from noise so as not to expose our lives to greaterthreats. City noise is also one of the main causes of high bloodpressure in people.

Possible Solutions

Simply, no noise is better than noise.Thus, we need adequate sound isolation in our households and offices.This way, at least while we are working and resting, we will not beexposed to this damaging factor. As for noisy factories and similarobject, noise isolation would take them out of the whole lot ofannoying buzzing, screaming, roaring, screeching and other noises weare exposed to daily. Just as pollution filters are important andobligatory, so should sound filters be. This way, we will ensurebetter health of our ears, as well as our whole selves.

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