Noise, Hearing Loss and what YOU can do about it..

Noise, Hearing Loss and what YOU can do about it..

Slides for talk at BarcampSG#8 2012 on Noise and Health Effects.

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Chinmay Pendharkar

May 12, 2012
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  1. Noise, Hearing loss and what YOU can do about it.

    - Chinmay, Barcamp Singapore, 2012 1 Monday, May 14, 12
  2. Noise! Unwanted Sound = Noise. 2 Monday, May 14, 12

  3. Noise Types - Traffic 3 Monday, May 14, 12

  4. Noise Types - Urban 4 Monday, May 14, 12

  5. Noise Types - Social 5 Monday, May 14, 12

  6. Noise Types - Twitter 6 Monday, May 14, 12

  7. Noise Types My MUSIC could be your NOISE. 7 Monday,

    May 14, 12
  8. Noise affects us... Physiologically Psychologically Cognitively Behaviorally 8 Monday, May

    14, 12
  9. Physiological Effects Hearing Damage 9 Monday, May 14, 12

  10. Physiological Effects Hearing Loss.. Threshold Shift. Tinnitus. 10 Monday, May

    14, 12
  11. Psychological Effects ‑Productivity - by 66%! 11 Monday, May 14,

    12
  12. ‐Stress Level - by 50%! Psychological Effects 12 Monday, May

    14, 12
  13. Cardiovascular Risk?? Psycological Effects 13 Monday, May 14, 12

  14. Why does it matter? Nationally 14 Monday, May 14, 12

  15. Why does it matter? Socially Silence = Luxury Some traditions

    are inherently noisy 15 Monday, May 14, 12
  16. Why does it matter? Socially Urbanized = Noisy MRT Trains

    > 95dB when full/empty 16 Monday, May 14, 12
  17. Why does it matter? Personally Vint Cerf 17 Monday, May

    14, 12
  18. What can WE do about it? Personally Use ear phones

    and headphones. 18 Monday, May 14, 12
  19. What can WE do about it? Personally Earphones vs In-Ear..

    Vs 19 Monday, May 14, 12
  20. What can WE do about it? Personally Close windows to

    keep out external noise if you can. 20 Monday, May 14, 12
  21. What can WE do about it? Personally Quick test to

    see the effects of ambient noise. 21 Monday, May 14, 12
  22. What can WE do about it? Personally Use ear plugs

    in bars/clubs 22 Monday, May 14, 12
  23. What can WE do about it? Personally Use white noise

    in offices to drown conversation 23 Monday, May 14, 12
  24. What can WE do about it? Personally Try to get

    a few hours of deep silence everyday 24 Monday, May 14, 12
  25. What can WE do about it? Personally What can WE

    do about it? Personally Avoid speaker/headphones which distort 25 Monday, May 14, 12
  26. Reducing Noise is Not Easy! No single technical solution Combination

    of.. urban planning, people's behavior, new regulations, change of thinking, new technologies.. What can WE do about it? Nationally / Socially 26 Monday, May 14, 12
  27. What can WE do about it? Nationally / Socially Some

    Ideas... 27 Monday, May 14, 12
  28. What can WE do about it? Nationally / Socially Awareness!

    Health Risks of Noise. Social/Personal Costs of Noise. Hearing needs to be cared for. 28 Monday, May 14, 12
  29. Let’s do something about it. Let’s Raise Awareness of Noise

    Issues. Let’s Ensure that we don’t create more noise. Let’s help Educate those around us about noise. 29 Monday, May 14, 12
  30. About Me. Geek Podcaster | Tech65.org Engineer + Acoustician Audio

    Developer | Sonoport Contact : @ntt | chinpen.net is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Singapore License. All images are licensed CC, acquired from Flickr 30 Monday, May 14, 12