Newport is the UK’s quietest city

QUIETIST CITY: A survey found that people living in Newport spend one hour three minutes in complete silence, more than any other UK city

QUIETIST CITY: A survey found that people living in Newport spend one hour three minutes in complete silence, more than any other UK city

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NEWPORT was revealed to be the UK’s quietest city as those living in the area spend the most time in silence a survey said.

According to new research from audio technology company LimitEar, it found that people living in Newport spend one hour three minutes in complete silence, more than any other UK city.

Those in Swansea spend 42 minutes on complete silence whilst those in Cardiff spend 51 minutes in silence.

The city in the UK spending the least time in silence was revealed to be Derby, with residents only spending an average of 22 minutes in silence.

LimitEar surveyed 2,000 UK residents, who were asked how long they spend in total silence discounting sleep and with no background noise, including music, TV, traffic or animals sounds.

Prolonged exposure to ambient noise and the increased use of headphones puts people at risk of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL).

Managing Director of LimitEar, Stephen Wheatley, said: “We need to ensure we take our aural health seriously and having a good dose of quiet time at some point in our day is as good for our hearing as it is for our mental wellbeing.”

Do you think Newport is a particularly quiet place? Do you manage to get any peace and quiet where you are? Let us know.

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10:38am Wed 18 Jun 14

Adrian Williams says...

What a stupid, pointless and subjective survey
What a stupid, pointless and subjective survey Adrian Williams
  • Score: 34

10:41am Wed 18 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

How can Newport be a "silent place" when its full of nonentity companies doing nonentity surveys to place nonentity articles with the local nodding dog churnalists?

"What's that noise", you cry into your warm NUJ beer? Why, its the death rattle of proper journalism.
How can Newport be a "silent place" when its full of nonentity companies doing nonentity surveys to place nonentity articles with the local nodding dog churnalists? "What's that noise", you cry into your warm NUJ beer? Why, its the death rattle of proper journalism. KarloMarko
  • Score: -2

11:01am Wed 18 Jun 14

jimmytheone2 says...

Can someone point this out to Welshmen, the Argus human rights and equalities spokesperson.
Less is more, Welshmen. I'd happily sponsor you to stay silent for 48 hours (the longer the better)
Can someone point this out to Welshmen, the Argus human rights and equalities spokesperson. Less is more, Welshmen. I'd happily sponsor you to stay silent for 48 hours (the longer the better) jimmytheone2
  • Score: 2

11:51am Wed 18 Jun 14

MERoden says...

I agree with you all here. This is totally stupid. These journalists have nothing better to do than to print pointless articles.
I agree with you all here. This is totally stupid. These journalists have nothing better to do than to print pointless articles. MERoden
  • Score: 12

12:09pm Wed 18 Jun 14

paddyparry says...

Just another advertising stunt dressed up as news.
Just another advertising stunt dressed up as news. paddyparry
  • Score: 12

3:13pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Newport Person says...

Possibly slightly off-topic but please could the Argus employ people who can spell or know how to use a spell checker? There is no such word as "quietist", try "quietest".
Possibly slightly off-topic but please could the Argus employ people who can spell or know how to use a spell checker? There is no such word as "quietist", try "quietest". Newport Person
  • Score: 14

5:29pm Wed 18 Jun 14

cornucopia of crapitude says...

Newport Person wrote:
Possibly slightly off-topic but please could the Argus employ people who can spell or know how to use a spell checker? There is no such word as "quietist", try "quietest".
A quietist is a mild-mannered chartist.
[quote][p][bold]Newport Person[/bold] wrote: Possibly slightly off-topic but please could the Argus employ people who can spell or know how to use a spell checker? There is no such word as "quietist", try "quietest".[/p][/quote]A quietist is a mild-mannered chartist. cornucopia of crapitude
  • Score: 3

5:34pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

Slow news day? Even so, the report is quite clearly wrong. Have they never been to St Davids? Easily the most peaceful and relaxed city in the UK by far.
Unless... you know different?
Slow news day? Even so, the report is quite clearly wrong. Have they never been to St Davids? Easily the most peaceful and relaxed city in the UK by far. Unless... you know different? Raymond Luxury-Yacht
  • Score: 2

8:39am Thu 19 Jun 14

displayed says...

NEWPORT was revealed to be the UK’s quietest city as those living in the area spend the most time in silence a survey said."

They have never walked around town where u can "hear the yobs" coming, long before u see them!

When they stream thro, its like a nasty disease trying to invade a peaceful area"
Its so "refreshing" once they have gone, taking their foul, crude, arrogant intimidatory behaviour with them................
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NEWPORT was revealed to be the UK’s quietest city as those living in the area spend the most time in silence a survey said." They have never walked around town where u can "hear the yobs" coming, long before u see them! When they stream thro, its like a nasty disease trying to invade a peaceful area" Its so "refreshing" once they have gone, taking their foul, crude, arrogant intimidatory behaviour with them................ .......... displayed
  • Score: 1

9:01am Thu 19 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

I've always found Newport a quiet place, but then I am deaf lol.......
I've always found Newport a quiet place, but then I am deaf lol....... Mervyn James
  • Score: 1

3:19pm Thu 19 Jun 14

thomas35 says...

Pardon??
Pardon?? thomas35
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Mervyn James wrote:
I've always found Newport a quiet place, but then I am deaf lol.......
& dumb??
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: I've always found Newport a quiet place, but then I am deaf lol.......[/p][/quote]& dumb?? Limestonecowboy
  • Score: -3

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