Noise – Measurement and its effects

Concise description:

This course teaches the nature and physics of noise, the functioning and structure of the human ear, and effects of noise on people. It is learned how to assess noise risks in the work place and in a general environment. It will teach about noise sources and their control, and about hearing protection. The relevant exposure standards for noise are explained.

The material is appropriate for students who have basic knowledge of physics. For teachers, a guideline is added.

Original Authors:
Dennis P Driscoll, Ken Mikl, Marion Burgess, Brian Davies and others
Original affiliation, ownership:
School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong. Australia. Ownership not strictly indicated, presumably: Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), Nottingham, UK
Year of publication:
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) diseases Personal protective equipment Physical
Target group(s):
  • graduate students
  • OSH experts; or in training
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
More or less useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training
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Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
5 days

The module has been developed as part of a number of modules, to educate and train occupational hygienists (see OH learning). Parts of the module might be useful for the training of other disciplines.

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