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The problems created by noise in our daily activities are receiving increasing attention. Quite recently renewed interest resulted when safety and health standards pertaining to noise-exposure were proposed and accepted by the US Department of Labor (Federal Register, vol 34, No. 96, May 20, 1969).
Mr. Burns, the author of Noise and Man points out, and correctly so, that despite frequent conferences, symposia, and the existence of extensive literature on noise and its effects, the necessary information is still wanting or to some extent elusive.
This book should be of primary interest to those concerned with the noise problem. Some 59 pages have been devoted to definitions, acoustical tables, and a large list of references. The author quotes freely from the writings and experience of recognized authorities who have contributed much to our present knowledge of the subject. It should be pointed out, however, that this book is not a
Fox MS. Noise and Man. Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;90(4):542. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770030544029
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