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Universal system for diagnosing environmental noise

A. Czyzewski (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland and Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland)
J. Kotus (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

Abstract

A concept and an implementation of the multimedia computer system for the monitoring of environmental noise is presented in the paper. The system provides an extension to the Internet‐based system for testing hearing which was engineered and launched in 1999. A considerable portion of hearing diseases is caused by excessive industry, urban and traffic noise or any unwanted sounds occurring in everyday life. Consequently, it is expected that a reduction of hearing diseases occurrence will be achieved as a result of implementation of the solutions that have been developed within the project scope. The latest technological advances in information technology were used in the course of the project realisation. Consequently, it is shown in the paper that the presented solutions are based on some innovative ideas and inexpensive technical means for measuring noise and vibration allowing fast evaluation of its influence on the psychosomatic and the vegetative system. It is expected that implementation of the noise telemonitoring system covering whole country will contribute to rising awareness of society and authorities with regard of the influence of noise on health. Furthermore, it turns out to be an essential factor in the future improvement of the environmental noise conditions.

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Czyzewski, A. and Kotus, J. (2004), "Universal system for diagnosing environmental noise", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 294-305. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777830410531261

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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