How Our Health Can Benefit from the Sound of Silence
Construction, air-conditioners, barking dogs, lawn mowers, white noise, leaf blowers, planes overhead, ambient music, and more: our world is increasingly full of unwanted sounds. All of this noise causes significant side effects, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Noise exposure creates stress in many ways, which leads to insomnia, difficulty communicating, and even increased risk for high blood pressure, heart attacks, and stroke. In this enlightening talk, Basner offers ways to find that cherished silence that we need in order to stay healthy.