Turn Down The Sound
World Health Organization:
Excessive Noise is a Public Health Hazard
- Leads to hearing loss, heightened blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and sleep disruption
- Increases feelings of fear, stress, anxiety and anger
- Promotes violent thoughts and actions
- Causes increased accidents (pedestrian and auto)
- Results in reduced productivity and learning
- Reduces property value and degrades social and learning environments with corresponding economic losses
Turn Down the Sound Goals Are To:
- Increase public awareness of the harmful effects of excessive noise
- Promote behaviors that reduce the negative impact of noise on public health
- Generate demand for better quality listening devices
The Noise Level is Dangerous When:
- You must raise your voice to be heard.
- You can’t hear conversation with someone 3 feet away from you.
- You have pain or ringing in your ears (called ‘tinnitus’) after exposure to the noise.
- Speech around you sounds muffled or dull after you leave the noisy area.
How To Protect Yourself?
- Turn down the sound
- Walk away from loud noise
- Wear hearing protection