Stay-at-Home Orders Cut Noise Exposure Nearly in Half

October 9, 2020

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A study conducted by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Apple Inc. found that people’s exposure to environmental noise dropped in half during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A reduction to noise exposure may positively impact people’s health outcomes over time. This type of data has not be available before and can help researchers begin to understand what personal sound exposures are like for people across the country.

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