Loud Noises Associated with High Risk of Stroke among People Aged 45 and Over

Young couple is sitting on a sofa in their apartment looking up and holding their hands to plug their ears as a neighbor upstairs is having a party and playing loud music or renovating the apartmentA recent study has found a link between loud noise and an increased risk of stroke in adults aged 45 and over. The research published in the journal Noise & Health found that people who are regularly exposed to loud sounds are at a higher risk of having a stroke, even if they don’t have any other risk factors. If you’re over 45, it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with loud noises and take steps to protect yourself from them.

Previous studies have shown that noise can affect cardiovascular health, and some studies have established a link between noise pollution and the incidence of myocardial infarction. This new study is one of the few to find a relationship between noise and the incidence of stroke.


For the study, administrative health data on a cohort of nearly 1.1 million people living in Montreal, Canada, were cross-referenced with noise measurements recorded by approximately 200 sound level meters across the island during the same period. The testing period was held from 2000 to 2014.

“A number of studies, largely in Europe, have shown that noise has a deleterious effect on cardiovascular health,” said study author Inès Yankoty. “Some have established a link between noise pollution and the incidence of myocardial infarction.” However, she noted the current study is one of the few to draw a connection between noise and the incidence of stroke.

During the study, more than 25,000 people were hospitalized for stroke in Montreal who were over the age of 45. There were five times as many ischemic strokes as hemorrhagic strokes. A hemorrhagic stroke happens when a blood vessel in the skull ruptures, whereas an ischemic stroke is when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain.

Researchers believe that people living in the vicinity of the major roads in the city are at higher risk of stroke due to the highest ambient noise levels in these areas. It was concluded that for every 10-decibel (dBA) increase in outdoor noise, the risk of stroke rises by 6% for people aged 45 and over living in Montreal.

Studies have shown that noise above 40 dBA at night and 55 dBA during the day can cause symptoms such as stress, fatigue, mood and sleep disorders and cardiovascular problems. Daily exposure to noise between 85 and 105 dBA poses a long-term risk of hearing loss; at 105 dBA and above, there is an immediate risk of tinnitus or even deafness.

Supporting Brain Function and Hearing Health


To help combat the effect of noise, lifestyle changes may be essential, including making sure you’re getting the correct vitamins and nutrients. Noise and stress can take a toll on the brain, affecting concentration, memory, and overall cognitive function.

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.