The Ways of Noise Pollution

By Leah Gates

Noise Pollution

It is necessary for us to understand what noise pollution is and how it affects us. Noise pollution is an excessive amount of noise and unpleasant sounds that disrupts our natural balance of life. The loud noises that we hear everyday has become part of our urban culture and we've become immune to it so it rarely bothers us. However, when the television starts to keep you up at night or the loud music starts to give you a headache, it becomes noise pollution. When people hear the word pollution the automatically think of the air and the water even though that's not the case all the time.

Causes of Noise Pollution

Transportation

The high level of noise can make it difficult for a person to be accustomed to and can damage a person's hearing. Transport noise can cause transport noise can cause sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease, elevated hormone levels, psychological problems and even premature death; studies on children have identified cognitive impairment, worsened behaviour and diminished quality of life.

Household Gadgets

Though these are minor contributors to the amount of noise that is being produced they can still cause harm to you and the the quality of life in your neighborhood.

Social Events

When people have parties they usually blast music which harms you and others around you. It also makes the conditions of the people that live nearby you worst for them.

Effects of Noise Pollution

Hearing Problems

Any unwanted sounds that our ears have not been built to filter can harm our body and it reduces our sensitivity to sounds that our ears pick up.
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Health Issues

Excessive noise pollution in places like bars, offices, construction sites, and even our homes can influence psychological health. Studies show that the occurrence of aggressive behavior, disturbance of sleep, constant stress, fatigue and hypertension can be because of the excessive noise levels and can cause more severe and chronic health issues later in life.
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Conclusion

There are many things that can cause harm to you others without you even knowing it. To help prevent noise pollution you can reduce the noise in your homes by lowering the volume of the radio, television, or any sound making device. Instead of listening to music with headphones you can remove them or just play the music low enough to the point where you can hear someone speaking to you as you're listening to music. The removal of public loudspeakers is another step you can take to prevent noise pollution. We can take steps to eradicate noise pollution completely only when our understanding of noise pollution is complete.