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  • Essay On Hospital Noise

    effects of excessive hospital noise on patients, the article by Ryherd, Waye and Ljungkyist (2008) examines the effect of these high noise levels on unit staff. Ninety one percent of nurses surveyed felt that noise negatively affected them in their daily work, and almost half admitted to adjusting alarm levels so that they would not hear them. The literature review conducted by Ryherd et al. revelaed that staff take no action for the majority of audible alarms, which can explain why in Akansel and Kaymakçi’s (2008) study patients reported constant noise due to alarms. Ryherd et al. proposes that future research into visual and vibrating alarm systems is needed for a possible solution to the audible…

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  • Importance Of Noise Pollution

    in good accordance with the human hearing system. In 1946, the WHO (World Health Organization) was created. The duty of this Organization was, for the people around the globe, to achieve a fairly ideal level of physical, psychological, and social health. In attaining the above mentioned, the WHO made legislations with respect to the noise produced by the flying of aircraft, the urban and suburban commute, factories, etc. It, also, introduced certain groups of people as most vulnerable; these…

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  • Effect Of Noise Pollution On The Tragedy Of The Commons

    Since they belong to everyone, they tend to be overused or taken for granted. In what ways do you think noise pollution demonstrates the tragedy of the commons? Now, I’m a nitpicking jerkass, so I’m going to tear apart everything he said. “I believe that noise pollution can cause a noise tragedy” What? Cause a noise tragedy? What the fuck? Is that even English? “9 times out of 10, most of the noises you hear can be quite annoying to others.” Ninety percent of the noises everyone hears are…

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  • Health And Safety Authority (2015) Explain The Impact Of Noise At Work

    Noise According to health and safety authority (2017) Noise is defined as unfavourable sound or too loud sounds such as blazer, phones, ambulance, wheelchairs, confused patients, radio, television in rest room and trolleys. The impact of sounds on hearing can be short term or long term. Short term deafness frequently happens after leaving a noisy place. The fact that hearing getting better within less hours, this should be not rejected as it is a symptom that leads to such sounds could be long…

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  • Don Delillo White Noise Analysis

    Introduction: Don DeLillo is an American writer born in 1936. Delillo is a postmodernist and written eleven books receiving various awards for his work. The title of DeLillo’s eighth novel, White Noise, brings many assumptions towards the overall meaning of the book. White noise is when there is a combination of sound waves together creating a constant buzz. The buzz can produce a relaxing or overwhelming feeling. Although, it depends if it refers to a repetitive noise one is trying to avoid or…

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  • Consumerism In Don Delillo's White Noise

    Supermarkets are a familiar place for many; it is where we purchase items that fulfil our most primal needs and where we explore through products that catch our attention with their packaging or advertisements and almost never with their usefulness. There are aspects of the shopping experience that are hidden from the eyes of the average costumer but carry weight in the way in which they shape and guide our culture. The supermarket in Don Delillo’s White Noise is portrayed as a spiritual place…

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  • The Importance Of Taste In Music

    In 2012 a study out of Newcastle University revisited the land of gross noises and subjected 16 people to 74 different sounds from running water to the scrape of knives on glass, asking them to rank them on a scale from pleasant to excruciating. [pic: PD] Once again, the worst of the sounds fell in that bad-Hertz sweet spot, but more interesting than how the offensive sounds ranked was what they did to the peoples’ brains. With the help of an MRI machine, researchers kept tabs on which brain…

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  • Reflective Essay # 3

    Now my dad stopped chewing tobacco around a year ago. Great, I know! To fill the empty void of chewing tobacco he has taken up chewing gum, while I am happy that this change has been made, it can be known to drive me crazy. I’m not sure what’s worse the snapping of the gum after a bubble or the chewing noise in a small quiet room or car, either way it drives me up a wall. Now the noise of gum has bothered me since like middle school, and I know it bothers quite a few of people, but it’s just…

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  • John Cage's Number 33 Analysis

    not what the piece about. I believe that John Cage's 4 "33" is about silence and possibly time. The first value that I think is significant to the composition is silence. When I think of the word silence, nothingness comes to mind. What I mean by nothingness is no noise; you hear not one person or any other kind noise around you.…

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  • The Black Room-Personal Narrative

    I awoke quickly in the pitch black bedroom from a sound down the hall, my best friend laying beside me still in a deep sleep. As I lay still, (deathly still, deathly quiet, lifeless) I think to my self, “ am I hearing things, have I gone crazy?” (delirious, insane) I hear the noise coming from down the hall, I jump up and cautiously walk toward the bedroom door, the slightest light shining off from my alarm clock is glaring threw the dark (Lightless) bedroom. Grasping the bedroom door handle,…

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