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Residents near airports can tell you a thing or two about it – the deafening noise when planes take off or land whereby you can hardly hear a word outdoors. Although newer planes have already become somewhat quieter in recent years, at around 120 decibels during take-off and landing they are still loud enough to cause long-term damage to one’s hearing. For comparison: the crying of a baby peaks at 80 decibels, a jackhammer at 100, a rocket launch at 140 decibels.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.