and very good for us. In the 90s i lived in a 1930s flat for 9 years, it was a sweet little flat but 12 flats shared a central column and the sound proofing was designed before the arrival of the amplifier. There was always noise, TVs, radios, stereos and i found it impossible to totally rest i used to play music to drown out the sound. When i moved i was adamant it had to be a detached property and i can still remember the relief that first night i slept in my new room with silence!
I am still aware of the negative effects of noise and organise my life to give me silence as often as possible. It would appear the latest science agrees with me: upliftconnect.com/science-says-silence-is-vital-for-our-brains