The Trouble With Background Noise

 

The Trouble With Background Noise.

The Trouble With Background Noise.

Everyday background noise, whether it is a neighbor’s television or passing aircraft, can have a disruptive effect on people’s cognition, cognitive learning and unconscious physiological processes, says a study in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. The health hazards of loud noise are well studied, but low-intensity background noise has received less attention, researchers said.