Physiological Effects of Noise

Based upon papers presented at an international symposium on the Extra-Auditory Physiological Effects of Audible Sound, held in Boston, Massachusetts, December 28–30, 1969, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Editors: Welch, Bruce (Ed.)

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The remarkable symposium arranged by Bruce L. Welch and Annemarie S. Welch for the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, Massachusetts at the end of the year 1969 was devoted to the physiological effects of audible sound. Dr. Welch and his wife were able to bring together a distinguished group of scientists from all parts of the world. It was very remarkable to be able to discuss the physiological aspects of noise with representative scientists from Israel, France, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Australia, Canada and Argentina. Dr. and Mrs. Welch ran the meeting in a delightful manner and continued to maintain interest and enthusiasm. Now the results of the conference are available. It is to be hoped that this volume will find wide interest and attention. We must differentiate noise from sound. Noise is unpleasant, unwanted or intolerable sound. On the other hand, even ordinary sound may at times be unpleasant, simply because we are not con­ ditioned to it. The general impression that one gets from reading the various reports on the physiological effects of noise is bad. It's a pollutant that we can each individually reduce, and maybe we can have a great enough effect socially so that we can significantly lower the noise levels which may result in considerable harm to us. It is interesting that noise as a pollutant has only recently attracted attention.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction: Noise in Our Overpolluted Environment

    Anticaglia, Joseph R.

    Pages 1-3

  • Environmental Noise, “Adaptation” and Pathological Change

    Welch, Bruce L.

    Pages 5-6

  • Audiogenic Stress and Susceptibility to Infection

    Jensen, Marcus M. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • Effects of Sound on Endocrine Function and Electrolyte Excretion

    Lockett, Mary F.

    Pages 21-41

  • Endocrine and Metabolic Effects of Noise in Normal, Hypertensive and Psychotic Subjects

    Arguelles, A. E. (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physiological Effects of Noise
Book Subtitle
Based upon papers presented at an international symposium on the Extra-Auditory Physiological Effects of Audible Sound, held in Boston, Massachusetts, December 28–30, 1969, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Editors
  • Bruce Welch
Copyright
1970
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-8807-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-8807-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-8809-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 366
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