Turn It Down, It’s So Loud

Last week I traveled to Nashville for CRS, Country Radio Seminar, and had the experience to sit in lots of seminars and amazing performances, but I found myself having to talk louder with friends because it was loud and every night  I had a pounding headache

Have you noticed that you find yourself feeling stressed with things getting too loud like at restaurants and social gatherings well you’re not alone. More than half of Americans say they’ve become more sensitive to noise since the pandemic started.

The survey of 2,003 U.S. polled respondents about their hearing health ahead of World Hearing Day on March 3rd. Results show that more than four in 10 have become more sensitive to loud music (43%) and loud conversations (42%) since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Those distractions can also be painful. More than half (52%) say loud noises give them headaches, with the average respondent experiencing six a week. The poll Conducted by OnePoll also shows that although 30 percent enjoy listening to music while working, 54 percent reveal they’re often incompatible with the sound preferences of other household members.

That’s likely why 31 percent of respondents would love to turn the volume down when someone in their household is listening to something that is distracting them.

The poll also sheds some light on the sounds people dread hearing the most from other household members. What ticks people off the most? Loud phone conversations (29%) and loud chewing (29%) “It’s clear that Americans are struggling with the distraction of loud noises in everyday life. Six in 10 respondents said that they wish they could wear earplugs to help take the edge off,


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