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.
Browse the list of articles below and click to learn more. Help us spread the word about the dangers of noise exposure. Together we can educate our communities and be a catalyst for change.
Common Noise Levels
- Common Noise Levels - How Loud is Too Loud?
- Occupational Noise Facts
- Noise and Music Facts (A Warning)
- Recreational Noise Facts
- Airport Noise Facts
- Tips on Filing Noise Complaints
Noise and Children
- The Path to Quiet: Don’t Just Say “No” to Noise, Say “Yes” to Quiet
- Dancing Till Deaf
- Aircraft Noise: The Ailment and The Treatment
- Assert Your Right to Peace and Quiet!
- Stop the Noise: An Investigation of Sound Levels in Elementary School
- Controlling Noise Is in Our Hands
- Participants Take Control of Noise!
- Noise, Sovereignty, and Civility
- Intrusive Community Noises Yield More Complaints
- It Takes a “Silent Village” To Harm A Child
- Out Of the Mouths Of Babes: What Children Say About Noise
- A Voice to End the Government’s Silence on Noise
- Beware: Noise Is Hazardous to Our Children’s Development
The content we publish here is intended to give people the facts they need to know about the impacts of noise and how to protect themselves, their friends, and families from related harm.
These resources will be invaluable for community leaders raising awareness of long-term exposure to noise.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.