Omnipresence of Noise in Modern Life
Assaults on the Ear in Cities and Suburbs
Man's right to peace and tranquillity and to the quiet enjoyment of his property is under determined attack. The aggressor is noise, the grating sounds of an increasingly urbanized and mechanized society. Street noises in cities swell with the growth of population, commerce and motor traffic. Suburban communities have the same and other noise problems, produced by a spreading network of industrial parks, highways and jetports. Raucous power lawn mowers and clattering air-conditioning units add to the din in summertime.
Little relief is to be found within the confines of hotels, office buildings or apartment houses. Noise control has received only lip service in construction of many of these structures. In fact, the ...