25 Nov '17, 10am

Toronto study: bursty #noise levels from public transport or #biking could induce hearing loss

Toronto study: bursty noise levels from public transport or biking could induce hearing loss 25 November 2017 The noise levels to which commuters are exposed while using public transport or while biking could induce hearing loss if experienced repeatedly and over long periods of time, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Their open-access paper is published in the Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery . Efforts to control noise should focus on materials and equipment that provide a quieter environment, the researchers suggest. Hearing protection while using public transport should also be promoted. This study is the first to look at and quantify the amount of noise people are exposed to during their daily commute, specifically on the Toronto Transit System. We now are starting to understand that chronic excessive noise exposure leads ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/11/20171125-toronto....

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