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Document ID (ISN)76788
CIS number 01-867
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1999
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16-502-A-10
Author(s) Duclos J.C., Bergeret A., Normand J.C., Prost G.
Title Noise
Original title Le bruit [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 2nd Quarter 1999, No.123, 8p. Illus. 44 ref.
Abstract Noise is a complex issue. For occupational physicians, it often implies hearing loss and compensation. However, it is a much broader public hygiene issue. It is generally accepted that noise causes discomfort. There is often a cumulative effect of exposure to occupational and environmental noise, caused for example by noisy leisure activities. Topics covered: physical aspects of noise and technical means of noise attenuation, noise perception, effects of noise on the body, regulatory aspects. Although considered primarily from the occupational perspective, the various aspects of noise are also discussed with reference to their possible environmental impact.
Descriptors (primary) France; noise control; hearing loss; noise
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; legal aspects; permissible levels; sound absorption; audiometric tests; noise dosimetry; sports and recreation; encyclopaedia; data sheet; sound attenuation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Noise
Physical fitness programmes