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|Author||: James Kennedy|
|Editor||: Eye Press|
‘Harrowing, funny and 100% true’ Ginger Wildheart The tale that follows is not another clichéd collection of rock’n’roll debaucheries (sorry) nor is it another tired fable of triumph over adversity (you’re welcome). It’s the story of a half-deaf kid from a tiny, remote village in South Wales who was hailed as a genius by the UK’s biggest radio station and headhunted by major record labels, only for the music industry to collapse. It crashed hard, taking with it an entire generation of talented artists who would never now get their shot. CNN called it ‘music’s lost decade’. Along the way, there are goodies, baddies, gun-toting label execs, life-saving surgeons, therapy, true love, loyalty, hope, breakdowns, suicidal managers, betrayal, drummers and way too many hangovers. James Kennedy shows that the best lessons are to be learned from good losers. It really is all about the journey. Part memoir, part exposé of the music world’s murky underbelly, Noise Damage is emotional, painfully honest, funny, informative and ridiculous. It’s also a celebration of the life-changing magic of music.
|Author||: Colleen G. Le Prell,Donald Henderson,Richard R. Fay,Arthur N. Popper|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
Exposure to loud noise continues to be the largest cause of hearing loss in the adult population. The problem of NIHL impacts a number of disciplines. US standards for permissible noise exposure were originally published in 1968 and remain largely unchanged today. Indeed, permissible noise exposure for US personnel is significantly greater than that allowed in numerous other countries, including for example, Canada, China, Brazil, Mexico, and the European Union. However, there have been a number of discoveries and advances that have increased our understanding of the mechanisms of NIHL. These advances have the potential to impact how NIHL can be prevented and how our noise standards can be made more appropriate.
This publication comprises papers from an RTO Lecture Series on Damage Risk From Impulse Noise. High-level impulse noise (weapons noise) can cause auditory as well as non-auditory damage, which may limit combat effectiveness and may result in communication impairments as a consequence of noise-induced hearing loss. Recent research has shown that the present damage risk criteria have to be adjusted. This has major implications for the protective measures that have to be taken when using weapon systems. Protection equipment can be very effective when properly used, but everyday practice shows that the results in the field fall short of what could be achieved. In addition, hearing protection may interfere with communication. New developments in the design of hearing protectors: level dependent, active noise reduction show how the protection and communication requirements can be combined and satisfied. Educational programs, emphasizing the new developments, may help to improve the effectiveness of hearing conservation and reduce the number of non-auditory accidents. Topics covered by individual papers are: techniques and procedures for the measurement of impulse noise; a draft ANSI standard on auditory risk criteria; performance of hearing protectors; communication and localization with hearing protectors; individual susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss; new perspectives in the treatment of acute noise trauma; cost effectiveness of hearing conservation programmes; non-auditory damage risk assessment for impulse noise.
|Author||: Southwest Research Institute. Department of Applied Physics|
|Author||: James Kennedy|
|Editor||: Eye Books (US&CA)|
The tale that follows is not another clichéd collection of rock'n'roll debaucheries (sorry) nor is it another tired fable of triumph over adversity (you're welcome).It's the story of a half-deaf kid from a tiny, remote village in South Wales who was hailed as a genius by the UK's biggest radio station and headhunted by major record labels, only for the music industry to collapse. It crashed hard, taking with it an entire generation of talented artists who would never now get their shot. CNN called it &‘music's lost decade'.Along the way, there are goodies, baddies, gun-toting label execs, life-saving surgeons, therapy, true love, loyalty, hope, breakdowns, suicidal managers, betrayal, drummers and way too many hangovers. James Kennedy shows that the best lessons are to be learned from good losers. It really is all about the journey.Part memoir, part exposé of the music world's murky underbelly, Noise Damage is emotional, painfully honest, funny, informative and ridiculous. It's also a celebration of the life-changing magic of music.
|Author||: Maryanne Maltby|
The EU Physical Agents Directive on Noise, which will be implemented into UK law in February 2006, will reduce noise action levels drastically. Under the new regulations, many more industries, which have so far not been associated with high noise levels such as restaurants and call centres, will have to assess the noise levels in their businesses and monitor their employees’ hearing according to HSE guidelines. This practical guide gives occupational health nurses everything they need to know about setting up and managing hearing conservation programmes, as well as how to carry out the audiometric tests. The text fully covers the syllabus of BSA accredited courses for the certificate of competence in Industrial Audiometry and includes practical examples, case studies, sample audiograms and questionnaires for setting up case histories. As the BSA syllabus is based on the HSE’s guidelines, the book will be a useful training manual and up-to-date reference for Health and Safety professionals, Occupational Health professionals, and HSE inspectors. Dr Maryanne Maltby is an Audiological Scientist and Principal Lecturer on the Amplivox courses in Industrial Audiometry. She has previously taught Audiology and related subjects at Manchester University (Course Leader) and at Oxford Brookes University. She is a committee member of the Hearing Aid Council and a member of the British Society of Audiology. She also has wide consultancy experience in workplace training and advice on hearing conservation issues, fitting hearing protection, management of hearing and tinnitus problems at work.
|Author||: Ron Hinchcliffe,Linda M. Luxon,Richard Williams,Richard J. Williams|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated|
Noise damage to hearing health is a health risk which is associated with both civilian and military occupations as well as certain leisure activities. Occupational noise damage to hearing must date from the bronze age, when man first began to fashion metals some five thousand years ago. The rapid growth of industrialisation over the past two centuries has produced what might be termed as the current civilian epidemic of occupational noise induced hearing loss. This series seeks to address points relevant to current knowledge of the subject. The volume should prove useful to members of the many disciplines that have an interest in this subject.
|Author||: Jos J. Eggermont|
|Editor||: Academic Press|
In our industrialized world, we are surrounded by occupational, recreational, and environmental noise. Very loud noise damages the inner-ear receptors and results in hearing loss, subsequent problems with communication in the presence of background noise, and, potentially, social isolation. There is much less public knowledge about the noise exposure that produces only temporary hearing loss but that in the long term results in hearing problems due to the damage of high-threshold auditory nerve fibers. Early exposures of this kind, such as in neonatal intensive care units, manifest themselves at a later age, sometimes as hearing loss but more often as an auditory processing disorder. There is even less awareness about changes in the auditory brain caused by repetitive daily exposure to the same type of low-level occupational or musical sound. This low-level, but continuous, environmental noise exposure is well known to affect speech understanding, produce non-auditory problems ranging from annoyance and depression to hypertension, and to cause cognitive difficulties. Additionally, internal noise, such as tinnitus, has effects on the brain similar to low-level external noise. Noise and the Brain discusses and provides a synthesis of hte underlying brain mechanisms as well as potential ways to prvent or alleviate these aberrant brain changes caused by noise exposure. Authored by one of the preeminent leaders in the field of hearing research Emphasizes direct and indirect changes in brain function as a result of noise exposure Provides a comprehensive and evidence-based approach Addresses both developmental and adult plasticity Includes coverage of epidemiology, etiology, and genetics of hearing problems; effects of non-damaging sound on both the developing and adult brain; non-auditory effects of noise; noise and the aging brain; and more
|Author||: David A. Bies,Colin H. Hansen|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
The practice of engineering noise control demands a solid understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics, the practical application of current noise control technology and the underlying theoretical concepts. This fully revised and updated fourth edition provides a comprehensive explanation of these key areas clearly, yet without oversimplification. Written by experts in their field, the practical focus echoes advances in the discipline, reflected in the fourth edition’s new material, including: completely updated coverage of sound transmission loss, mufflers and exhaust stack directivity a new chapter on practical numerical acoustics thorough explanation of the latest instruments for measurements and analysis. Essential reading for advanced students or those already well versed in the art and science of noise control, this distinctive text can be used to solve real world problems encountered by noise and vibration consultants as well as engineers and occupational hygienists.
|Author||: David Owen|
The surprising science of hearing and the remarkable technologies that can help us hear better Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf. Millions of Americans suffer from hearing loss. Faced with the cost and stigma of hearing aids, the natural human tendency is to do nothing and hope for the best, usually while pretending that nothing is wrong. In Volume Control, David Owen argues this inaction comes with a huge social cost. He demystifies the science of hearing while encouraging readers to get the treatment they need for hearing loss and protect the hearing they still have. Hearing aids are rapidly improving and becoming more versatile. Inexpensive high-tech substitutes are increasingly available, making it possible for more of us to boost our weakening ears without bankrupting ourselves. Relatively soon, physicians may be able to reverse losses that have always been considered irreversible. Even the insistent buzz of tinnitus may soon yield to relatively simple treatments and techniques. With wit and clarity, Owen explores the incredible possibilities of technologically assisted hearing. And he proves that ears, whether they're working or not, are endlessly interesting.
|Author||: Susan Norton,Children's hospital and medical center seattle wa|
In order to identify persons with early noise-induced cochlear damage and to predict susceptibility to future damage it is desirable to develop a test that is sensitive to effects of noise exposure on the auditory system. Traditionally, hearing has been monitored with behavioral methods requiring a threshold 10-15-dB shift to be considered significant. More recently otoacoustic emissions have been studied as a method, which may show earlier effects of noise exposure, and thus useful for hearing conservation programs. The aim of this project was to develop a test method applicable to the military population. Following a brief, intense noise, distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) were measured in normal hearing young adults for several conditions. Behavioral thresholds were measured using a Bekesy procedure. Experiment 1 involved a DPgram paradigm. F2 ranged from 1.0 to 4.0 kHz, with F2/F1=1.22. Stimulus levels were either L1=70 dB SPL, L2=60 dB SPL or L1=65 dB SPL, L2=45 dB SPL. The exposure was a 100 dB SPL, 1/3 octave band of noise centered at 1.41 kHz. Results showed a consistent decrease in behavioral thresholds at 2.0 kHz immediately following exposure. Only one of ten subjects showed a consistent decrease in DPOAE amplitude for any F2 frequency. In a second series of experiments, DFOAE input-output functions were obtained for F2-4.0 kHz, with F2/F1=1.22 and L1=L2+15 dB, before and after exposure to a 100 dB SPL, 1/6-octave band noise centered 2.28 kHz. Pre-exposure I/O functions were very stable. In response to low to moderate level stimuli, DFOAE amplitude tended to decrease immediately post-exposure, increase and then decrease again (i.e., bounce). While for both DP paradigms the time course of the DFOAE amplitude shifts roughly paralleled threshold shifts, there was significantly inter-subject and intra-subject variability.
|Author||: Richard J. Salvi,D. Henderson,R. P. Hamernik,V. Colletti|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
In September 1985, NATO sponsored an Advanced Study WOl'kshop entitled, "Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: Basic and Applied Aspects." Tne meeting was held in a mountain retreat near Lucca, Italy and was attended by scientists, clinicians, and public officials from 12 countries. This was the third in a series of such conferences organized by the authors. The first two were supported by the United States National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health; their proceedings were published as "The Effects of Noise on Hearing" in 1976 and "New Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss" in 1982. The Organizing Committee approached NATO because it was felt that the problem of noise was common to all industrialized countries and was an especially serious problem for the military. Thus, the NATO sponsorship and the Italian site of the meeting were part of the Organizing Committee's plan to obtain an international and thorough repr'esentation on the problem of noise-induced hearing loss. The NATO meeting and proceedings followed the format of the previous two symposia with an initial focus on the anatomical and physiological disturbances resulting from noise-induced hearing loss. This was followed by sections devoted to studies of a more applied nature involving general auditory performance in noise, issues associated with the establishment of noise-exposure criteria, nonauditory effects of noise, and the interaction of noise with other agents.
|Author||: Karl D. Kryter|
The Effects of Noise on Man covers the techniques for the evaluation of environmental noise in terms of its effects on human. The book provides the fundamental definitions of sound, its measurement, and concepts of the basic functioning, and the attributes of the auditory system. The text also presents along with their experimental basis, procedures for estimating from physical measures of noise its effects on man's auditory system and speech communications. The last part of the book is devoted to man's nonauditory system responses and includes information about the effects of noise on work performance, sleep, feelings of pain, vision, and blood circulation.
|Author||: Mala Agarwal|
|Editor||: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing|
The word noise comes from Latin word nausea meaning "seasickness' referring to nuisance noise. The most overarching sources of noise worldwide are generated by transportation systems, principally motor vehicle noise. The mechanism for chronic exposure to noise leading to hearing loss is well established. The elevated sound levels cause trauma to the cochlear structure in the inner ear, which gives rise to irreversible hearing loss. Undesirable sound is referred as noise, Noise pollution effects on human health are a matter of great concern. Exposure to noise can damage one of the most vital organs of the body, the ear. Noise levels above 80dB produces damaging effects . When the ear is exposed to extreme loud noise that is above 100dB, for a considerable period of time, it can cause irreparable damage and can lead to permanent hearing loss. This book is written for the persons, specially young and exposed to alarming levels of noise and unaware about it. Health of the citizen must be the primary aim of all the research work and noise is the most ignored pollution and there is no cure of noise induced deafness, the only cure is prevention.