Scientists have observed a sharp decline in noise pollution in some US locations subjected to coronavirus lockdowns

Last year, Apple teamed up with scientists at the University of Michigan (UM) to study how noise pollution can impact the hearing health of humans. Examination of the data before and then during the stay-at-home and social distancing orders implemented in response to the coronavirus pandemic has revealed some interesting trends, notably that people’s exposure to environmental noise dropped by nearly half.

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