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Noise and Children's Development

Moore Colleen F.

in Silent Scourge

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195153910
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846986 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195153910.003.0006
Noise and Children's Development

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This chapter examines the negative impact of noise or noise pollution on children's intellectual development. It explains the two main categories of the nonauditory effects of noise in children. These are reading and other aspects of cognitive performance and stress-related responses such as blood pressure, secretion of stress-related hormones, and annoyance. It evaluates the U.S. noise policy and shows how it fails to consider the effects of noise on children's development. This chapter provides tips on how to protect children from noise.

Keywords: noise; child development; intellectual development; cognitive performance; stress; United States; noise policy; blood pressure; annoyance

Chapter.  17187 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychology

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