Cicada’s Sounds Are Problematic For People With Hearing Loss

Cicadas are a type of insect that spends the majority of its lifetime underground. They make their return every 15 years and this year the cicadas have returned. This is because they’re ready to mate before they die. For this reason, they make a loud clicking sound that’s used to attract their mate and repel birds. Cicadas are noisy insects but they’re also beneficial insects as well. This is because they help prune mature trees, aerate the soil, and once they die, their bodies act as an important source of nitrogen that trees need in order to help them grow. However, even though these insects are mostly harmless, they’re still annoying nevertheless. This is because their high-pitched buzzing sound is so loud. In fact, it can be loud enough to drown out the sound of a jet plane flying overhead. Read More +