Sound Pollution

As we all know, sound pollution leads to stress.

In India, soundscapes change depending upon what time it is, but many of the sound items in the lists also apply (mainly) to developing countries.

I have observed that stress may not be the only effects of sound pollution.

Apart from causing stress, people tend to keep their windows shut and live in their air-conditioning (which is unhealthy) and also I feel that the sound makes one a conformist (which is not good, if one wants new ideas).
What I mean by that is that the din starts early morning, so unless you shut your windows and live in your a.c., which I do not do, is that you are forced to follow these noise-times, which means that if one is not a morning person, the sound will affect your sleep,and that affects creativity and productivity.


Anyway, let me list the disturbing sounds here:.

Vehicles honking
Vehicle (annoying) reverse horns
Birds (crows, cuckoos and pigeons)
Vendors shouting
Elevator sounds (door banging, etc.)
Vehicle (theft alert) alarms
People talking loudly (especially on cell-phones)
Banging and drilling (repair sounds)
Construction shouting (especially during concrete work)
Dogs barking (pets)
Vehicle security arming locks (high-pitched beeps)
Jet airplanes

Stray dogs barking and cats meowing
Airline planes
Royal Enfield motorcycles (noisy four-stroke engine)
Cats in housing society
Vehicle reverse horns
Firecrackers and loud weddings
Sound installations (private large sound is fine, but why the public nuisance?)


In general, if you see, many of these sounds are from inconsideration to others and can be highly reduced.


About Ra

Software Engineer (worked in corporations to healthcare start-ups), Geek, Musician, Artist, Fellow Human - living in the covergence space of healthcare, software, interaction design, the quantified self and genetics, music and spirituality
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