ERIC Number: ED085220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Literature Survey of Noise Pollution.
Shih, H. H.
Physically, noise is a complex sound that has little or no periodicity. However, the essential characteristic of noise is its undesirability. Thus, noise can be defined as any annoying or unwanted sound. In recent years, the rapid increase of noise level in our environment has become a national public health hazard. Noise affects man's state of mental, physical, and social well-being. The problem forms a special type of air pollution. Noise study is a rather new subject among other branches of science. The transition from art to near-science started before World War II. The work is an attempt to arrive at an understanding of the general situation on the problem of noise. The survey consists of four major parts: the present status of noise pollution, its sources, its effects, and the control. Finally, lists of terminology and a bibliography relating to noise pollution problems are included. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Bibliographies, Environment, Environmental Education, Hearing Conservation, Literature Reviews, Public Health
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Inst. of Ocean Science and Engineering.