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Noise pollution: chances are, you’re surrounded by it more than you realise. Citydwellers know the all-too-disruptive street soundtrack, with constant traffic, trains, construction, sirens, car horns, etc. buzzing in the background. But crowded cities aren’t solely to blame. Even outside of urban environments, noise pollution impacts us in ways we wouldn’t expect. The everyday hum of refrigerators, TVs, computers, washing machines, passing airplanes, lawnmowers, phones and other unavoidable sounds can eventually wear on our ears and our bodies. Even ones we love – babies, pets, loud housemates – can be harmful after long-term exposure.