Noise affects everybody differently.
Some city dwellers feel as if they’ve habituated to the commotion — until they try to fall asleep in the countryside, to the chorus of crickets. Other people live in rural communities that, once quiet, face the cacophony of bitcoin-mining operations.
Still more have tried and failed to soundproof their homes, living at the mercy of a neighbor’s stereo, a gas-powered leaf blower or a straight-pipe motorcycle several blocks away.
The New York Times explored the harmful effects of noise in a recent project that aimed to unpack the noise levels and sound qualities that can lead to long-term health consequences. Now, we want to hear about the role noise plays in your everyday life.
We will not publish any part of your submission without contacting you first. We may use your contact information to follow up with you.
- Moroccan militant cell with kidnap agenda got weapons through Spanish enclave, says police
- China growth targets ‘a fantasy’
- England out of Rugby World Cup 2015: Wallabies cast Stuart Lancaster’s future into doubt
- Mexico’s Pemex begins to restore production at fire-damaged gulf platform
- VIDEO: Scary moment as Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch, benches clear
- Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew rolls back the years in Julian Speroni’s testimonial match at Selhurst Park