OPEN YOUR EARS and TURN OFF THE NOISE!

19 Oct

PLEASE, please, puhlease, doctors: turn off politically charged, “newsy” stations like Fox in your waiting rooms. Having it on does nothing to assuage dr anxiety, especially in the dentists office.  DOCTORS, PLEASE, turn down the disco, dance stations assaulting your patients’ ears in your waiting rooms. Having it on does nothing to make your patients any less uncomfortable, especially in the podiatrists office.  To my doctors Nadler (my Brooklyn dentist), and my Manhattan foot doctor (who sometimes reads this but is really private and is also kind of a cool person so I’m not going to out him yet), yeah I’m talking about you!

More seriously, to all my readers, once you get out of the doctors office and can hear yourself think, please take a moment to check out some of the recent reports coming out of the World Health Organization about the devastating effects of noise pollution on our health.  For a teaser, here’s a statistic you can sink your ears into…

At least one million healthy life years are lost every year from traffic-related noise in the western part of Europe.

from:

http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/environment-and-health/noise/publications/2011/burden-of-disease-from-environmental-noise.-quantification-of-healthy-life-years-lost-in-europe

Burden of disease from environmental noise. Quantification of healthy life years lost in Europe

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2011, xvii + 108 pages
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And hear’s a little something worth listening to…

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/14/136288954/noise-pollution-hard-on-heart-as-well-as-ears

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3 Responses to “OPEN YOUR EARS and TURN OFF THE NOISE!”

  1. Steven Myers October 21, 2011 at 2:20 am #

    Great post-Revel Mama-great blog!

    MP3 players and democracy.
    A joyful noise says Bible.

    • Revel October 21, 2011 at 3:45 am #

      Thank you!! Thanks for the link too.

    • Revel October 21, 2011 at 3:48 am #

      Yes yea yes make a joyful noise!!!

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