EnHealth: The Health Effects of Environmental Noise – Other Than Hearing Loss

A review of the health effects, other than hearing loss, of environmental noise, and measures directed at management of environmental noise

EnHealth Acknowledgement is made of Copyright to the Commonwealth of Australia 2004 ISBN 0 642 82304 9

There is now sufficient evidence internationally that community noise may pose a general public health risk. Groups most exposed to this noise (by virtue of where they live, work and recreate) and those most sensitive to its impact, may face even greater risks. They include infants and school children, shift workers, the elderly, the blind, and those suffering hearing impairment, sleep disorders, and physical and mental health conditions.

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