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Date PostedMay 30, 2016

Combatting Noise Pollution in Cities

ear protectionIt seems that noise pollution has reached new heights in cities across Australia, so is this a problem that can be fixed?

Our sense of hearing is one of our 5 senses and we need it to function normally, yet it is probably the most neglected.

When our sense of hearing is damaged, our lives and perception are severely affected, so protecting our hearing by managing noise polution is an important topic.

Hearing loss, also known as permanent threshold shift is caused by noise pollution which seems to be at its highest levels in the city which can lead to noise fatigue.

Noise can have fatiguing effects in the following ways,

  1. noise can contribute to general over-stimulations
  2. monotonous noise can have sleep-provoking effects
  3. can make a task more tiring to perform.

So it’s obvious why we need to address the problem of noise pollution, to avoid these outcomes. Temporary and/or permanent hearing loss, ¬†tinnitus and/or ear fullness and even hypertension are some of the other outcomes.

Read more at https://sourceable.net/can-we-cure-noise-pollution/

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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