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Volume 9

The Health Effects of Noise: NIMBYism, Greed, and Conspiracy Theories

There is extensive “research” literature on the possible health effects of wind-turbine noise, but the aim with this column is not to review the science but rather to reveal some unnerving social and political aspects around this topic.

Non-auditory Effects of Noise in the Classroom on Teachers

In the last edition of Canadian Audiologist Pam wrote how high noise levels in classrooms have not improved much over the years. However, there are other overlooked ways in which high noise levels impact student and teacher health and well-being at school.

The Sound of a Motorcycle…Three Points of View

There are few other sources of sound that generate as far reaching an emotional impact as the sound of a motorcycle. User require their motorcycle to generate a certain emotional and visceral response; however, the manufacture has to design a product that balances all of these often-conflicting requirements in an economically viable product.

Advocating For Less Noise and More Quiet

Arlene Bronzaft writes how she became more involved in advocating for lessening environmental noise and enhancing quieter spaces by joining groups with similar interests and working with local communities impacted by noise, especially in urban centers.

The Origin of Anti-Noise Day in the 20th century

This article on historical facts on acoustics is centered around noise and health from anti-noise actions between 1921 and 1941, especially the proposal for an “Anti-Noise Day” each year to reflect on the health problems arising from ongoing noise exposure.

The Health Effects of Noise: NIMBYism, Greed, and Conspiracy Theories

There is extensive “research” literature on the possible health effects of wind-turbine noise, but the aim with this column is not to review the science but rather to reveal some unnerving social and political aspects around this topic.

Non-auditory Effects of Noise in the Classroom: Teachers

In the last edition of Canadian Audiologist Pam wrote how high noise levels in classrooms have not improved much over the years. However, there are other overlooked ways in which high noise levels impact student and teacher health and well-being at school.

Congratulations on Your Retirement, Alberto Behar!

Alberto Behar has been a long-time columnist with CanadianAudiologist, and the Canadian Hearing Report before that with Noisy Notes. Now that he is over 90, he has decided to slow down a bit, and his last column appeared in issue #1, Vol. 9 of CanadianAudiologist.ca. Thank you Alberto!

Volume 8

Hearing Protectors

Hearing protectors are the most popular way to control hazardous noise. There are several issues related to the very essence of the protectors and the way they are chosen and used and we will examine some of the basic concepts involved and deal with their practical applications over the next few issues.

Conspiracy Theories, Fake News, Wind-Turbines, and Infrasound

We live in a very disturbing world where scientific evidence is sometimes called “fake news,” truth and lies are interchangeable, and a significant number of citizens believe conspiracy-theories, spread by social media. Sound familiar?