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European Noise Directive public policy decision makers fail to control aircraft and transportation noise pollution

Noise mapping is when community noise is measured to find areas with unhealthy noise levels. The goal is to end the international public health crisis from transportation noise damage. Federal governments around the world are responsible for transportation, e.g. traffic, airplanes, railways. Airports, including aircraft flight paths, are the highest noise damage risk. Federal airport …

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Transportation Noise Pollution is a 2018 Public Health Crisis

Transportation noise pollution is a public health crisis. Noise from airports and airplane flight corridors, traffic, railways, and public transit. Noise pollution hurts everyone, but children, pregnant women, the elderly, shift workers, people with chronic health problems, and noisier low income communities are most at risk. From chronic noise day after day, and night after …

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How to Protect Hearing from Personal Listening Earbuds & Headphones Ages 12 to Adult

[revised 11/25/17] Half of “loudness limiting” headphones packaged as safe for kids don’t work to protect hearing from personal listening. Link to Safe Personal Listening Loudness Limiting Headphones for Children Ages 2 to 12. For older ages, currently there is no safe independently verified loudness limiting earbuds or headphones being manufactured.  How do you know …

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Volume Limiting Headphones versus WHO 60/60 Rule

[revised 12/7/17] Unprotected listening to music or noise louder than 80 dB  is proven to cause hearing loss and/or hyper ears. There are no volume limits on personal music devices. For various reasons. Including the extra loudness is needed if you plug the device into a TV or speaker system. So in a recent BBC …

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