Traffic Noise May Contribute to Tinnitus Risk

Following an analysis of data concerning 3.5 million Danish adults, researchers report that for every 10-decibel increase in noise in an individual’s home from nearby roadways, the risk for tinnitus increases by 6%. The research team speculates that traffic noise may indirectly affect tinnitus risk as living near a busy road may affect sleep quality, which has been linked to the condition. Environmental Health Perspectives, February 2023

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