I moved to a new apartment. Away from a quiet side street next to a 4 lane street which constant cars.
The apartment has acoustic blocking windows.
I measure 70 - 85 decibels next to the street, and inside the apartment a constant 40-52 decibels, with 46 average during the whole day.
I ask myself: Should I get "used" to it or rather move away from the place? Many people say you get used to the constant noise, however I wonder if this is a healthy choice.
What I realize as well: I am working in a co-working space which has a huge white noise machine. I find it very calming but measure 52 decibels from this machine. If this noise comes from the street I think it's annoying and damaging.
So is the noise at work worse then the one at home? Is it unhealthy to be under constant noise like that?