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Volume 7

Annoyance and Low-Frequency Noise

Measurements and assessment of most noises are relatively easy and have commonly accepted standards There are, however, situations, where most of the energy is concentrated in the lower end of the audible spectra, where the assessment presents problems that are not yet solved.

Noise, Vibrations, and Hearing Loss in the Workplace

This is a review of papers accessed from the Google ScholarTM and MendeleyTM databases that deal with risk of hearing loss when mechanical vibrations are also applied to the bodies of noise-exposed workers.

Wind Turbine Noise is NOT Damaging to Health

Dr Bob Harrison helps hearing health professionals, audiologists be aware and be prepared to answer questions about health effects of wind turbine noise.

Those Annoying Low-Frequency Noises…

Alberto Behar explores the issue of low-frequency noise.

Aircraft Noise Reduction During WWII

Robert Traynor tells the story of how much of the research on early aircraft noise levels was conducted at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spearheaded by a virtual “Who’s – Who” of Physics at the time.

Volume 6

Wind Turbines Noise Effects Study by Health Canada

Are there harmful effects from the noise generated by the wind turbines and, if the answer is “yes”, what are they and what are the risks they represent?

How Leaf Blowers Are Trying to Kill Us

In this article, chemical engineer Monty McDonald, the Environment Chair of the Bayview Village Association in Toronto, provides information about the air-born chemical pollution issues relating to leaf blowers.

Why Do We Like Noise

Alberto Behar wonders why when a noise issue is not hearing hazard, it appears that noise is often not seen as a problem worth considering.

HOG’s Sweet Sound

Wayne Staab explores why many people seem to enjoy the loud sounds of their beloved “Hog.”

Can Wind Turbine Noise Make You Ill?

With the increased importance of renewable energy it is important that audiologists become acquainted with the health issues related to wind turbine noise.