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Re: Research Questions
> I also haven't had a hearing test, but I have
> probably suffered some hearing loss.
I had my hearing tested twice a couple of years ago. Normal hearing.
> These age-related questions need to be approached
> by funded researchers. Are we right-to-quiet advocates
> simply a group of older people who have become
> more sensitive to noise as we have aged?
Not if you go by CCAN members/supporters. I think this is a misconception.
I do agree that as we age, in general we become more noise-sensitive. But
young and old alike are becoming more and more "uncomfortable" with the
volume level and dose of noise inflicted upon them on a daily basis.
> to her. I propose that loud audio entertainment
> promotes the sale of liquor in the following ways:
> 1. it attracts people to the club, just because
> having live entertainment creates the impression
> that "something is happening here." In our
> noise culture, a quiet atmosphere has come to
> represent a boring situation.
> 2. loud audio entertainment inflicts stress, and
> bar patrons, unaware of noise as the source,
> drink more in pursuit of stress relief.
I would agree.
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