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Noise-cancelling headphones: the secret survival tool for modern life

Friday 17 March 2017

The Guardian

The Guardian writes about the benefit of noise-cancelling headphones, not for music but to tune out the drone of urban living. Unwanted noise can cause irritation and anger if it feels like an invasion of privacy, says Stephen Stansfeld, a Professor of Psychiatry at QMUL who focuses on noise and health. “Having a lot of background noise when you’re doing something is tiring. Without noticing, you’re putting in a lot more effort in order to block out the noise. So when you shut it out, there’s a sense of relief.”

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