Decibels

Occupy Wall Street noise

Expert: Noise Generated By Protesters At Zuccotti Park At Dangerous Levels

The noise and drumming at “Occupy Wall Street” could actually be dangerous. That’s the opinion of a noise expert CBS 2 took to Zuccotti Park on Wednesday. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg still appears to be tone deaf to the problem.

11/09/2011

NYC Traffic (credit: AP)

Study: Manhattan Street Noise May Be Deafening

If you’re visiting New York City, the hustle, bustle and noise are part of what makes your stay here exciting. If you live here, those are some of the things you just get used to. But new research strongly suggests that constant noise is damaging your ears.

10/27/2010

Hearing loss

HealthWatch: Young People & Hearing Loss

Hearing loss isn’t just affecting America’s senior community anymore. A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week shows it is happening to younger people and affecting teenagers at epidemic rates.

08/17/2010