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London Tube travel could be damaging passenger hearing

Woman holding her hands to her ears due to tinnitus (Courtesy of Auris Medical)

The BBC is reporting that travelling regularly via London Underground may be damaging to your hearing.

Parts of the underground are said to be so loud that they are equivalent to “being at a rock concert”. Certain sections of journeys reached as loud as 109 decibels; louder than a helicopter take off close by. The BBC has spent a week recording sound levels across the network and and published a summary of their findings in a new article.

To read the article and watch the accompanying video, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42791299.

 

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