Posted on: November 15, 2018
Noise is not only bad for your hearing, it can also be bad for your heart. A recent study carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital has linked chronic noise exposure with increased risk of heart disease. The researchers followed 499 people for five years and found that people who were exposed to noise regularly were at higher risk of heart disease when other factors such as diet and lifestyle were taken into account.
The researchers believe exposure to loud noise triggers a stress response. Over time this stress response can cause blood vessel inflammation, leading to higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
If this is the case then this research provides another reason to protect yourself from noise. Avoid loud noise where you can. If you have a noisy workplace, make sure to wear hearing protection.
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