Noise pollution categorizes some unpleasant sounds around us each day. From honking car horns to vacuum cleaners and construction work, the sounds around us have many impacts on our overall health. For this reason, it is crucial to eliminate as much noise as possible from our everyday lives, as noise pollution can quickly take a toll on our ability to hear, brain functions, and even our heart health! As you strive to improve your health this year, consider these four adverse effects of noise pollution on your health.
Noise pollution, whether sharp, loud noises or continuous droning, can affect your ability to hear over time. Without rest from sounds, or with exposure to excessively loud noises, your ability to hear can quickly deteriorate as you age. With this, it is essential to protect your hearing as much as possible by eliminating noises in your home that could lead to hearing loss, such as loud television volumes, loud appliances, or loud music in your car.
Exposure to loud or continuous noises over time can also disturb your sleep! If you live in a city with constant exposure to noises outside of your home throughout the night, the noise pollution around you may be causing serious issues for your sleep. In turn, these sleep issues can lead to extra stress on the body that may cause other health issues in the future, such as heart issues or issues with your metabolism.
Elevated Stress Levels
Overall, noise pollution can lead to increased stress levels throughout your day. A lack of sleep, combined with frustration surrounding communication, health issues, and a lack of relaxation, can lead to elevated stress levels both at home and at work.
Issues with Concentrating
Without a good night of rest and the ability to relax at home, you may also struggle to concentrate at work. If you are struggling to sleep due to noise pollution, it is crucial to try and reduce noise pollution as much as possible so that you can concentrate during your workday.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
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