In Tony Hawk's world, noise can be VERY important! Whether he's listening to the roar of the crowd or hearing his wheels against the pavement, it truly does help him be the best he can be!
Unfortunately, not everyone has the same luxury of hearing that he does, so he decided to give back in the most amazing way possible!
Tony teamed up with
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We guess the good thing to come from a story like this is that we now know where the biggest buzzkill in the country is located! Ha!
Karen Gehres lives on the Lower East Side, and has started a petition to get KICKBALL banned. The reasons are hilarious
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Andrew Bynum is suing his next door neighbors!
He's claiming they're violent, and racist!
The former LA Laker has claimed that since moving into his Westchester, CA home 7 years ago, he's suffered constant harassment from his neighbors, Ramond and Cindy Beckett.
He said in his suit that the Becketts hate his
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We can see it now: designer earplugs for city-dwellers! Ha!
According to a new study, 9 in 10 people who live in a city is exposed to a harmful noise level! Scary!
But honestly, not shocking.
So what is it? The trains? The sirens?
Nope. The headphones used to listen to music at a level OVER those things! Now that's surprising!
"I do think it's a serious problem, there aren't really any other experiences where we would tolerate having nine out of 10 people exposed at a level we know is hazardous. We certainly wouldn't tolerate this with another agent, such as something that caused cancer or chronic disease. Yet for some reason we do for noise."
The study was conducted on 4,500 NYC residents.
That's cray cray! Everyone should invest in noise-canceling headphones so they can lower the volume! Wow!
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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.
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