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Use your ears to boost creativity

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Jan 29, 2018 1:36:00 PM

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It’s a well-documented fact: Exposure to excessive noise is a leading cause of hearing loss. It can also interfere with our ability to concentrate. However, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois, a moderate level of ambient noise (around 70 decibels) can boost creative performance. This might help explain why you see so many people hunched over their computers at coffee shops — where the noise level is typically about 70 decibels.

Learn how loud is too loud here.

Topics: hearing, Fun Facts, Creativity, Coffee Shops

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