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Mimi Hearing Technologies, a German company that has developed an app that allows users to test their ears for a personalized music experience, has issued their World Hearing Index. What does it do? Mimi found that “the average city dweller has a hearing loss equivalent to 10-20 years older than their actual age.” So for World Hearing Day, the company developed the Worldwide Hearing Index “to draw attention to this global issue.” To create the index they analyzed data from their Mimi hearing test app and paired their data with “research from the World Health Organization (WHO) on noise pollution in 50 cities internationally.” The end result is a ranking of world cities based on hearing loss.
Click the first link to see where your city ranks.
Originally posted at Silencity.com.