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Re: Sound (music?) as a behaviour modifier
On Tue, 2 Sep 1997 13:04:28 -0400 (EDT),
Albtor@aol.com <Albtor@aol.com> wrote:
>David: I agree that noise is "unwanted sound." However, when it comes to
>extremely loud sounds, e.g. music at discos or through headsets, even if you
>enjoy the sound, your hearing may be adversely impacted. Arline Bronzaft
Yes, indeed. When noise is so loud as to cause hearing loss, I
don't think any reasonable case could be made for that being "good".
The discussion on the acoustic ecology list was focused on whether a
somewhat distant low buzzing noise was "bad" sound. I believe a
source was a sawmill. In this case I don't think the potential hearing
loss argument would apply. While we should certainly use this
powerful weapon wherever possible, I think we also need something that
applies at lower decibel levels. The idea of a "Right to Quiet" works
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