Jan 29, 2018

London Underground noise could damage hearing, says academic

Parts of London Underground are "Loud enough to damage people's hearing", the BBC has been told. Transport for London says the noise is "Highly unlikely" to cause long-term damage to hearing. Using noise meters supplied by the University College London, the BBC took one week to record sound levels in zones one and two. London Underground's Nigel Holness said it monitored noise levels on the network and was investigating other ideas to "Further reduce noise". He added: "While customers travelling on our network can experience noise, higher volumes tend to be for short periods of time and Health & Safety Executive guidance on noise suggests it is highly unlikely to cause any long-term damage to customers' hearing."

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