Are some noises worse than others?

Are some noises worse than others?

New York City and Anxiety
Residents of New York city are all to familiar with noise pollution. This constant exposure to these sounds that affect anxiety levels are important to study because sound in New York City is not going anywhere and could be causing unwanted anxiety.

A New York City resident is constantly exposed to harmful noise pollution everyday. Whether it be the blare of fast MTA trains, traffic horns, ambulance sirens; people are constantly exposed to the “background noise” while living in the city. Students are exposed to different types of New York City sound while completing a memory test to asses anxiety level ratings.


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