Public Health Ontario has published a study which finds an increase of 7 percent for people living within 50 meters of roadways.
Elevated noise levels can create stress. Noise is unwanted sound. It can affect people while they sleep and while they work along with many other situations. In the case of office space, unwanted noise increases stress and reduces productivity.
An Ontario study found that people living close to a major road had an increased risk of getting dementia.
Osha reports that for 2016 companies paid 1.5 million in penalties and an estimated 242 million per year in workers comp claims due to hearing loss.
According to the Better Hearing Institute 40 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss frequently co-exists with other health conditions such as Diabetes, Depression and Anxiety among others. To find out if you have hearing loss you can contact your primary care provider for an exam or a referral for a hearing professional. There is also an online test provided by the Better Hearing Institute here: http://www.betterhearing.org/check-your-hearing
To minimize hearing loss at the workplace and home there are lots of things that you can do. Soundproofing your home and workplace. In the case of your workplace you may have to ask your employer. Bringing attention to them some workplace statistics.
With so many schools running over capacity and many schools splitting large classrooms by partitions one main thought is the partitions will reduce noise but there are other methods also. Partitions for the most part block direct [...]
Noise in the workplace is one of the most common complaints in offices. Many companies choose open floor plan for increased communication and workflow. Noise levels can incapacitate an persons capability to concentrate and perform [...]