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Noisy Environment Hampers Child’s Development

by Savitha C Muppala on December 5, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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 Noisy Environment Hampers Child’s Development

A recent study found that the growth of blood vessels in the brain was much better with some peace and quiet rather than in a noisy environment.

Though parents might want to attempt at diversionary tactics with young children, by putting them in front of the television or getting them to listen to music, scientists feel it might lead to adverse effects on their growth and development.

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The development of a child's brain is hampered by persistent noise. Scientists caution that it can alter the development of babies and toddlers below the age of two, and this could pose a problem for the child in later life.

A study on mice by researchers at Yale University found that when low noise was played to young mice for close to ten hours a day for about ten days the stimulation reduced the number of blood vessels being formed by 10 to 15 per cent. This resulted in reduced oxygen to the brain.
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'The most striking relevance of this paper is that humans in a modern society are exposed to sounds that are quite similar to the ones that we played to the mice. There are children that are exposed to this kind of constant noise through environmental noise and persistent music.'



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