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German motorcyclists demonstrate Sunday in Lower Saxony, Hanover, against proposals to restrict their rides. Peter Steffen/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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In Quiet-Loving Germany, Motorcyclists Protest A Possible Ban On Loud Sunday Rides

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From Lawn Mowers To Rock Concerts, Our 'Deafening World' Is Hurting Our Ears

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Officials in Edinburgh are looking into how to quiet silent discos, after residents complained that the tour groups make too much noise. Other residents say they're happy to see the tours. Here, one of the groups is seen on a tour operated by Silent Adventures. Silent Adventures hide caption

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Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Click Here For A Sample Of Delhi Street Noise

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A Seattle Seahawks fan at Monday night's game, when he and other helped set a new noise record and made the ground rumble. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Seahawks Fans Cause Earthquake, Set Noise Record

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A maintenance worker looks out over an off-shore wind farm in Liverpool, England in 2008. Some people are concerned about the potential health effects of noise from wind turbines. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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