Noise Info Center

Welcome to the Noise Info Center where you'll find noise facts, tips and in-depth articles about noise levels, the dangers of noise exposure and the benefits of a quieter world.

Exposure to noise is the leading cause of hearing loss—not age. Repeat exposure to noise at a level of more than 70 decibels (dB) can result in permanent hearing problems. The good news: noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. The key is to minimize your exposure to noise and take appropriate action to protect your hearing when you’re in a noisy environment.


Do you have a specific question or concern related to noise?

Perhaps you want to know if a particular noise might be harmful . . . how to control noise . . . how to protect your hearing . . . or how to conduct your own noise awareness work. Contact the noise experts at the Center for Hearing and Communication at