ERIC Number: ED145550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Quieting: A Practical Guide to Noise Control. NBS Handbook 119.
Berendt, Raymond D.; And Others
This guide describes the ways in which sounds are generated, travel, and affect the listener's hearing and well-being. Recommendations are given for controlling noise at the source and along its path of travel, and for protecting the listener. Remedies are given for noise commonly encountered in homes, work environments, schools, while traveling, and in communities. The remedies include noise prevention techniques and selection of quiet alternatives to existing noise sources. General principles for selecting quiet appliances are given. Ways of searching for the sources of noise and for determining the paths over which they travel to the listener are described. A detailed index is given for individual noise sources describing specific solutions to the problems they present. General ways of looking for inherently quiet homes and travel accommodations are described. In a final chapter, there are suggestions for enlisting community help where large external sources of noise must be quieted, such as those arising from public utilities and public transportation. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Acoustic Insulation, Acoustical Environment, Acoustics, Audiology, Auditory Stimuli, Electrical Appliances, Environmental Standards, Equipment Evaluation, Facility Guidelines, Facility Improvement, Health, Hearing Conservation, Hearing Impairments, Legislation, Listening Comprehension, Prevention, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.