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Noise and its Effects

Linda M. Luxon (Editor), Deepak Prasher (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-86156-409-2
800 pages
May 2007
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Noise is an increasing problem in everyday life, and many noise-induced hearing problems are irreversible. This book focuses on all aspects of noise-related problems, including noise effects on stress levels, functional changes after noise-induced cochlear damage, occupational hearing loss and noise conservation problems.
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Foreword.

Preface.

Contributors.

Chapter 1:  Physical characteristics of sound (RD Knight and DM Baguley).

Chapter 2: Measurement of noise (Paul Radomskij).

Chapter 3: Interactions between noise exposure and ageing: peripheral and central auditory systems (Sandra L McFadden and James F Willott).

Chapter 4: Interaction of noise-induced hearing loss and ageing: epidemiological aspects (Doris-Eva Bamiou and Mark E Lutman).

Chapter 5: Cochlear pathophysiology in response to hazardous noise (Carole M Hackney and David N Furness).

Chapter 6: Functional changes in the central auditory system after noise-induced cochlear damage (RJ Salvi, J Wang and DM Caspary).

Chapter 7: Factors determining an individual’s susceptibility to noise damage (Deepak Prasher).

Chapter 8: Measurement of hearing thresholds (Stig Arlinger).

Chapter 9: Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus in children – a matter of diagnostic criteria (KM Holgers, Å Bratthall and ML Barrenäs)?

Chapter 10: Clinical diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss (Ian Colvin and Linda Luxon).

Chapter 11: Disability assessment in noise-induced hearing loss (Philip H Jones).

Chapter 12: Tinnitus and external sounds (Borka Ceranic).

Chapter 13: The effects of blast on the ear (Alan G Kerr).

Chapter 14: Interaction of noise, general medical disorders and state of health with hearing (Ulf Rosenhall).

Chapter 15: Methodology and value of databases: an individual hearing conservation programme (Esko Toppila, Ilmari Pykkö, Jukka Starck, Ann-Christin Johnson and Martti Juhola).

Chapter 16: Environmental noise: a contextual public health perspective (Peter Lercher).

Chapter 17: Estimating the risk of hearing impairment due to impulse noise exposure (Guido F Smoorenburg).

Chapter 18: Occupational noise (Wieslaw J Sulkowski).

Chapter 19: Military noise-induced hearing loss (J Attias, AY Duvdevany, I Reshef-Haran,  Zilberberg and B Nageris).

Chapter 20: The hazardous aspects of music (Rosalyn A Davies).

Chapter 21: Organic solvent exposures and occupational hearing loss (Mariola Sliwinska-Kowalska and Ewa Zamyslowska-Szmytke).

Chapter 22: Noise hazards in the medical environment (Moshe Chaimoff and Linda M Luxon).

Chapter 23: Stress effects of noise (Hartmut Ising and Barbara Kruppa).

Chapter 24: Stress and noise – the psychological/physiological perspective and current limitations (Christian Maschke and Karl Hecht).

Chapter 25: Noise and cognitive performance in children and adults (Gary W Evans and Staffan Hygge).

Chapter 26: Noise and sleep (Barbara Griefahn).

Chapter 27: Measurements, standards and laws (Ronald Hinchcliffe).

Chapter 28: Preventing hearing loss by sound conditioning (Barbara Canlon and Xianzhi Niu).

Chapter 29: Industrial noise control (Terry Bramer).

Chapter 30: Hearing protectors (Jukka Starck, Esko Toppila and Ilmari Pyykkö).

Chapter 31: Audiological rehabilitation programmes and the ICF (KM Holgers and ML Barrenäs).

Chapter 32: Target groups in prevention of health effects from listening to music (B Pettersson).

Chapter 33: Agencies involved with noise (Dietrich H Schwela and Andrew W Smith).

Index.

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