A member of the Panamanian-Chinese community protects her ears from the noise, during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, which mark the start of the year of the Dog in Panama City on February 16, 2018. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP)
A member of the Panamanian-Chinese community protects her ears from the noise during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Panama City on February 16, 2018. Rodrigo Arangua / AFP

Our cities are getting too loud and those rising decibel levels are more than just a nuisance