19 Sep SOUND Week Day 4: How the sounds of our world affect our health, well-being, and productivity.
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It is time to be aware of the sounds around us, and to think about the way these sounds affect you – the way the world sounds has a measurable effect on our feelings, our ability to heal, our productivity at work, and our well-being. All of this weeks fast facts come from a research paper called “Building in Sound”, which is an in depth look at sound and health (link at the bottom of this article). Not interested in reading this informative 19 page article? Read below for some of the most interesting facts:
Day 4: Noise and Crime
- Noise Pollution may possibly even contribute to crime. In Lancaster, California, a sound system that played a constant birdsong recoding was installed along a half mile stretch of a main road. As a result, they found a 15% reduction in crime, according to The Wall Street Journal.
- When the London Underground started playing classical music at a traditionally crime-heavy station, robberies fell by 33% and assaults on staff dropped by 25%.
Want to know more? Here is the full document where all of this information was found: