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Noise and Man.

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Second Edition. By Burns William. . 459 pages. J. B. Lippincott Company; , Philadelphia: , 1973.. Price, $20.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(3):439. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-80-3-439_8
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An authoritative, detailed, well-documented monograph on the physiology of hearing, the ecology of noise, and the effect of noise on hearing and its prevention. The focus is on industrial, road, and aircraft noise; surprisingly, in view of its medical importance, virtually no attention is given to rock-band noise and the consequence of premature hearing loss. Some details in the text reflect the British authorship and will seem a bit exotic to the American reader, but generous use is made of published U.S. military experience with noise. Appendixes provide a glossary, tabulation of units, and reference needs such as audiometric standards.


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