Examples of Sound Sources that may Increase Sensory Overload

To prevent sensory overload, its triggers should be removed.

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Here are some examples of noise sources that can cause sensory overload. Some of them may be easier to overlook than others or masked by white noise.

  • Air conditioners
  • Cafeterias
  • Clothing dryers
  • Computers
  • Concerts
  • Construction
  • Conversations
  • Crowds
  • Dishwashers
  • Echoes
  • Fans
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Fume hoods
  • Furnaces
  • Gas tanks
  • Hair dryers
  • Keyboards
  • Lawnmowers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Mice
  • Photocopiers
  • Power tools
  • Radios
  • Refrigerators
  • Restaurants
  • Ring tones
  • Shops
  • Traffic
  • Transformers
  • TV’s
  • Vehicle cabins
  • Vents
  • Washing machines
  • Water heaters
  • Water sources
  • Wind

You can experiment with hearing protection near those sources. Look for improvements. Make sure that it’s safe to wear hearing protection.

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