Noise and Health Seminar Summary

Centre for Air quality and health Research and evaluation (CAR) in conjunction with the Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS), NSW Health and the Australian Acoustical Society (NSW Branch) presented a seminar on Noise and Health at the Darlington Centre on the 21st November 2014.

One hundred participants from a range of academic, government, private and community sectors attended the Noise and Health seminar.  The seminar focused on introducing researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to evidence, methodological issues and policy associated with the study of the health effects of noise.  The presenters spoke on regulatory and policy aspects of noise, sources and measurement of noise (traffic, aircraft), noise impact assessment, community perception of noise, health impacts of noise and the design of noise and health studies.

Please click to view the pdfs of each presentation:

The enHealth revision of the 'the health effects of environmental noise': context, rationale, methods and some preliminary findings - Dr Stephen Conaty, Chair, enHealth Working Group on Noise 

Policy making from regulatory perspectives - Mr Peter Marczan, Acting Manager Noise Policy, NSW EPA; Sydney

Road traffic noise - Professor Lex Brown, Griffith University, Queensland

Aircraft Noise In Australia:  Measurement, Assessment and Control - Dr Rob Bullen, Wilkinson Murray, Sydney 

Studying the health effects of noise - Dr Anna Hansell, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health

Health effects of transport noise (in adults and children) and the role other determinants - Dr Irene van Kamp, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dr Irene van Kamp presenting her research on the health effects of transport noise

Dr Irene van Kamp presenting her research on the health effects of transport noise

Professor Lex Brown and Dr Rob Mullen discussing road and aircraft noise

Professor Lex Brown and Dr Rob Mullen discussing road and aircraft noise