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Rachel Schwarz ZOO 161-AC 15 February 2011 Noise Pollution In our highly developed society, it is hard to escape all of the noise surrounding us. Noise pollution is excessive, displeasing noise that causes damage to the ears. The hair cells of the inner ear can be brutally harmed due to extreme loudness. The hair cells either get fatigued or will become inflexible, leading to hearing loss entirely. Loudness is measured in decibels, a logarithmic scale. For example, whispering is considered to be 20 dB while a jet at takeoff produces 150 dB of sound. It has been determined noises over 100 dB are extremely bothersome and noises over 140 dB can cause
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Unformatted text preview: physical pain. It is recommended that we should limit exposure to sounds under 85 dB. Hearing loss is not something that younger generations tend to worry about; which is foolish. There are many simple ways to protect one’s hearing. The easiest suggestion would be to turn down the volume of music; especially if headphones are being used. Also, earplugs are a cheap, widely available form of ear protection. Sometimes noise pollution can be difficult to escape in a city; in which case one should experience limited exposure....
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