10/27/2010 5:53 PM ET |
Filed under: Health
New York City may seem like a fun place, however the noise of the city can cause hearing loss for some residents.
A study was conducted to see how much noise is actually surrounding people at certain spots around the city. The researchers stood at spots around the city wearing monitors that measured noise levels right by their ears.
It turned out that most readings, even in small seemingly quiet parks, read over 70 decibels. Uh oh!
This is not such good news for New Yorkers, especially because people whose daily noise exposure tops an average of 70 decibels can lose their hearing over time!!
This is kind of scary, because it shows that there are not many places in the city where one can get that quiet that they need!
Just a heads up to you New Yorkers…watch out for the noise that comes with the hustle and bustle.
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: hearing loss, new york city, noise