A new Canadian study found that traveling to work on public transport or by your bike could make you deaf. Commuter noise can have a significant impact on your hearing ability well into the future, according to the research study. The researchers looked at noise exposure while traveling by car, walking or cycling.
Cycling comes with its own physical risks already, given that so many people suffer disabling and life-threatening injuries in bicycle accidents already. Anyone injured in a bicycle accident might have high medical costs, long-term care needs, and may be unable to work. Knowing the risks of cycling can help you develop a plan to minimize your chances of being hurt. Finding safety gear that helps you to decrease your chance of severe injuries like TBIs might even save your life. Although cyclists need their hearing to alert them to nearby threats on the road, constantly hearing commuter noise may have a detrimental impact over the long run.
Chronic excessive noise exposure has been tied to a number of different medical problems including anxiety, depression, higher accident risk, and an increased risk of chronic diseases. Short intense noise exposure is seen as the same as less intense and longer noise exposure.
More than 210 measurements were made in this noise exposure pedestrian study. The results showed that many loud peaks occurred on underground platforms as well as above ground. In fact, 85% of the noise exposure affecting pedestrians was deemed to be dangerous to someone’s hearing capability.
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If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a bike accident in San Diego, you may need help to recover maximum compensation from a lawyer.
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