Survey from the US reveals that most people avoid bars and restaurants that are very noisy.

  • A survey carried out by the American Tinnitus Association (not merely of people with tinnitus but of those with many types of hearing disability) revealed that 69% of people questioned said they had left bars, restaurants and similar places because of excessive noise. 78&% of these people would not be returning.
  • 58% actively avoid restaurants, bars, caf├ęs, gyms and cinemas due to noise problems.
  • 66% would go out more if they could rely on finding quiet places.
  • These findings come from the United States but they are likely to apply to the UK and many similar countries too.