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Noise. In The National Board of Health and Welfare: Environmental Health Report 2005. Extended Summary.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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Abstract [en]

Community noise is a widespread environmental problem in Sweden and is the form of disturbance that affects the highest number of both children and adults. Twelve-year-olds are disturbed by the same noise sources as adults, but, for children, loud music is the most annoying source, whereas road-traffic noise is most annoying source for adults. One child in every seven is annoyed by noise in or near the home and one in four is annoyed by noise in or near the school/kindergarten. One in every five report that after listening to loud music or other loud sounds. They experience ringing, squeaking, howling or buzzing in their ears, this being slightly more frequent among boys than girls. Just over one in ten report that their hearing is sometimes worse after listening to loud music. Children are exposed to hearing-impairing noise to a larger extent than in the past. Sound levels measured in kindergartens and schools exceed the limit for when ear protectors must be worn according to legislation governing health and safety at work. It is important that children’s noise exposures in kindergartens, schools and leisure environments are reduced as well as children's exposure to excessively loud music.

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The National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm , 2005. , 4 p.
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noise, children, health
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Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13807OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-13807DiVA: diva2:180327
Available from: 2008-05-05 Created: 2008-05-05Bibliographically approved

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