Letters to the Editor

Consider noise pollution in activities

I would like to inform you about noise pollution throughout my community. Every couple of days, there are planes that fly over multiple homes in my neighborhood. As a matter of fact, there is one flying over right now.

This leaves some of the older people in our community a bit annoyed due to all sorts of loud noises. You probably know that so much noise over a long period of time can cause tinnitus, a permanent ringing of the ears, and leave people feeling miserable. It can also damage to the cilia (small hairs in your ears). I think that people, including airlines, should be more considerate by minimizing activities that create high levels of noise.

Thank you for your time in taking this into consideration and reading my letter.

The writer, a member of Boy Scout Troop 819, lives in Myrtle Beach.