Sunday, July 30, 2006

Epidemic Of Hearing Loss Eases Noise Pollution

Bethesda, Maryland - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that the American people are losing their hearing at an alarming rate. They attribute this loss of hearing to several factors including extremely loud music, traffic, leaf blowers and other assorted mechanized equipment. However, they found that the greatest loss of hearing resulted from the inability of people to talk in a normal conversational level as was once the practice in America. Instead, most people talk to each other at excessively loud levels that could be mistaken for shouting.

This dramatic increase in deafness is also striking children at a very early age. Not surprisingly, the cause of child hearing loss seems directly linked to the very recent change in juvenile behavior in which screaming sporadically for no reason has become the accepted norm.

The good news, according to the NIH, is that this loss of hearing among the general public is greatly alleviating the difficult issue of noise pollution. After all, if it can't be heard, it isn't a problem.


Anonymous Democracy4U2 said...

I hear you, Virt. This explains the current decibel ratings in restaurant reviews. Seems diners no longer converse, they shout at each other. Also explains the acceptance of kids screaming their heads off everywhere.

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