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The first community noise problem dates to ca. 600 BC; Sybaris issued a decree that potters, tinsmiths and other noisy trades were required to work outside the city walls.
During Roman times, chariots and delivery vehicles were banned from the forum during the day due to noise and congestion.
During the 6th century, noise was a recommended course of treatment for ear ailments. As a result many bled from the ears due to the excessive noise exposure.
Medieval texts mention pouring of liquids into the ears such as oil, honey, vinegar, bile of rabbits and pigs, human milk, eggs of ants in onion juice, smoked seven-day old goat’s urine, horse urine, warm water with entrails of spiders, and eel fat for treatment of ear ailments. Other unusual treatments were pouring wine over 90 nails of old shoes for seven days and bleeding the jugular every 10 days three times a day.
In Elizabethan England, a man had to refrain from beating his wife at night so as not to disturb the neighbors.
During the colonial American period, texts refer to the use of the juice of roasted onions, sweet oil, drops of honey and rum, tobacco smoke, rosemary and sage juice, wild cherry tree bark, eggs of ants in onion juice, hot tar water and juice of horseradish roots for treatment of otolaryngological ailments.
Parrots were used in the Eiffel Tower in Paris during WWI to warn of approaching aircraft.
In 1930, New York City issued the the first full-scale city noise survey, entitled "City Noise."
In January 1980, Sears introduced the Telecaption Adaptor, manufactured by Sanyo that allowed television viewers to read closed captioning. The unit sold for $250. On March 16, 1980, the first closed captioned television series were available to viewers: The ABC Sunday Night Movie (ABC), The Wonderful World of Disney (NBC), and the Masterpiece Theatre (PBS).
As of 1886, there were 1,280 former Civil War soldiers drawing pensions for total deafness incurred during service, and 4,159 for partial deafness.