Environmental Noise Pollution is a global problem causing serious
health issues and costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
Without Zerosound, noise from traffic, construction and loud equipment invades our lives:
Noise pollution has a major social and territorial impact and generates a very high financial cost for towns, estimated at 0.4 % ($76 Bn USD) of the European Union's total GDP.
90% of city participants studied were exposed to sound levels exceeding standards
Environmental noise exposure is responsible for a range of health effects, including increased risk of heart disease as well as sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment among children, annoyance, stress-related mental health risks, and tinnitus
Noise pollution decreases nearby property values, increases health costs and reduces productivity
"The presence of an airport could cause properties in near proximity to sell up to 20% lower than the average of homes in the next concentric circle," says Davies. According to a realtor.com study, sellers of homes within a 2-mile radius of an airport will discount prices 13.2% from the going rate of other homes in the same ZIP code; sellers will also offer discounts for close proximity to railway tracks (12.3%) and highways (11.3%). (Realtor.com)
An analyses suggest that a 5 dB noise reduction scenario would reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 1.4% and coronary heart disease by 1.8%. The annual economic benefit is estimated at $3.9 billion.
Zerosound technologies are United States and PCT Patent Pending