Noise - the invisible harzard
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Sound is vibration in the air that stimulates the nerves inside our ears which creates the sensation of hearing. Examples are our voices, music, traffic and mashines. Unwanted sounds that are judged as unpleasant or loud are Noise. Examples are a starting airplane or sirens. The sensation is subjective for adults and can depend on your health, stress level and duration of exposure. "Noise pollution" and can have negative impacts on your everyday life and well-being.
Environmental noise exposure is responsible for a range of health effects, including increased risk of ischaemic heart disease as well as sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment among children, annoyance, stress-related mental health risks, and tinnitus. World Health Organisation
The invisible pollution impacts millions of people around the globe causing significant health effects such as stress, heart diseases and high blood pressure. These problems have an effect on all age groups. Especially babies and children suffer from noisy enviroments because they are more sensitive. Research shows that children experience stress and impairments in attention level, reading skills and restless sleep.
The younger the more sensitive is the hearing of a person. We adults have a different sensation of sounds in our everyday life than our little ones. It might not be loud for in a restaurant or in public transportation, but it potentially is for your baby!
LittleSnooze worries about your baby's health, just like you! We want to help you to protect your baby from noisy environments.