RESEARCH INTO EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT NOISE ON HEARING OF CHILDREN IN EXPOSED RESIDENTIAL AREAS AROUND AN AIRPORT

One hundred children living in the preferred direction of takeoff area within one mile of Heathrow Airport, UK were given hearing tests in a sound-treated audiometric room. The investigation revealed ten subjects with slight to moderate high-frequency loss of sensorineural origin. In a control study of 100 children from a selected quiet area, eight were found to suffer a similar hearing deficiency, indicating that aircraft noise probably has not caused a marked increase in the rate of hearing deficiencies in the experimental group. Difficulties in evaluating the prevalence and eitology of high-freqyency hearing losses in children are also mentioned.

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    Multi-Science Publishing Company, Limited

    The Old Mill, Dorset Place
    London E15 1DJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fisch, L
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00180140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM