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Müller, R.A.J. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Halvorsen, M.B. (author), Ainslie, M.A. (author)
Regulations for underwater anthropogenic noise are typically formulated in terms of peak sound pressure, root-mean-square sound pressure, and (weighted or unweighted) sound exposure. Sound effect studies on humans and other terrestrial mammals suggest that in addition to these metrics, the impulsiveness of sound (often quantified by its kurtosis...
article 2020
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Bottenheft, C. (author), Brouwer, A.M. (author), Stuldreher, I. (author), Groen, E. (author), van Erp, J. (author)
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Kok, A.C.M. (author), van Kolfshoten, L. (author), Campbell, J.A. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Miller, P.J.O. (author), Slabbekoorn, H. (author), Visser, F. (author)
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Uguru, J.O. (author), Beerends, J.G. (author), Ebem, D. (author)
This study examines the level of speech recognition of English and Igbo utterances by 70 grade four children. The children, whose mother tongue is Igbo and aged between 8 and 10 years, had English monosyllabic words as well as Igbo monosyllabic and disyllabic words dictated to them in noisy and quiet classrooms. The results show that in noise,...
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de Dieuleveult, A.L. (author), Siemonsma, P.C. (author), van Erp, J.B.F. (author), Brouwer, A.M. (author)
Multisensory integration (MSI) is the integration by the brain of environmental information acquired through more than one sense. Accurate MSI has been shown to be a key component of successful aging and to be crucial for processes underlying activities of daily living (ADLs). Problems in MSI could prevent older adults (OA) to age in place and...
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Wessels, P.W. (author), Basten, T.G.H. (author)
An increase in public awareness of noise pollution and the impact of noise on human health has led to the need for enhanced insight in complex noise situations. This insight is commonly obtained either by brief measurements or by evaluation of a simplified acoustic model. Both of these approaches however have limitations in complex noise...
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Kurt, R.E. (author), Khalid, H. (author), Turan, O. (author), Houben, M. (author), Bos, J. (author), Helvacioglu, I.H. (author)
With modern trends of decrease in crew numbers on board ships together with increased operational demands and paperwork, crew fatigue and comfort have become more critical and are being given more importance. It is well known that environmental factors affect crew comfort and performance. The two outstanding factors which exist in the shipboard...
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Sakellaris, I.A. (author), Saraga, D.E. (author), Mandin, C. (author), Roda, C. (author), Fossati, S. (author), de Kluizenaar, Y. (author), Carrer, P. (author), Dimitroulopoulou, S. (author), Mihucz, V.G. (author), Szigeti, T. (author), Hänninen, O. (author), de Oliveira Fernandes, E. (author), Bartzis, J.G. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Indoor environmental conditions (thermal, noise, light, and indoor air quality) may affect workers’ comfort, and consequently their health and well-being, as well as their productivity. This study aimed to assess the relations between perceived indoor environment and occupants’ comfort, and to examine the modifying effects of both personal and...
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Tobollik, M. (author), Keuken, M. (author), Sabel, C. (author), Cowie, H. (author), Tuomisto, J. (author), Sarigiannis, D. (author), Künzli, N. (author), Perez, L. (author), Mudu, P. (author)
Background: Green house gas (GHG) mitigation policies can be evaluated by showing their co-benefits to health. Method: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was used to quantify co-benefits of GHG mitigation policies in Rotterdam. The effects of two separate interventions (10% reduction of private vehicle kilometers and a share of 50% electric-powered...
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Belojevic, G. (author), Babisch, W. (author), Brink, M. (author), Heroux, M.E. (author), Janssen, S. (author), Lercher, P. (author), Paviotti, M. (author), Pershagen, G. (author), Persson-Waye, K. (author), Preis, A. (author), Stansfeld, S. (author), van den Berg, M. (author), Verbeek, J. (author)
The Guidelines will include recommendations on transportation noise (air, road, rail), leisure noise and wind turbine noise, focusing on the exposure-response functions for the assessment of health impacts, and/or noise exposure levels above which there is an increased risk of adverse health effects. They will also include a recommendation of...
conference paper 2016
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Kurt, R.E. (author), Khalid, H. (author), Turan, O. (author), Houben, M.M.J. (author), Bos, J.E. (author), Helvacioglu, I.H. (author)
With modern trends of decrease in crew numbers on board ships together with increased operational demands and paperwork, crew fatigue and comfort have become more critical and are being given more importance. It is well known that environmental factors affect crew comfort and performance. The two outstanding factors which exist in the shipboard...
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Wensveen, P.J. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Ainslie, M.A. (author), Lam, F.P.A. (author), Kvadsheim, P.H. (author), Tyack, P.L. (author), Miller, P.J.O. (author)
The behaviour of a marine mammal near a noise source can modulate the sound exposure it receives.We demonstrate that two long-finned pilot whales both surfaced in synchrony with consecutive arrivals of multiple sonar pulses. We then assess the effect of surfacing and other behavioural response strategies on the received cumulative sound exposure...
article 2015
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Glegola, M. (author), Ditmar, P. (author), Vossepoel, F. (author), Arts, R. (author), Al-Kindy, F. (author), Klees, R. (author)
Gas-Oil Gravity Drainage is to be enhanced by steam injection in a highly fractured, low permeability carbonate field in Oman. Following a successful pilot, field-wide steam injection is being implemented, first of this type in the world. A dedicated monitoring program has been designed to track changes in the reservoir. Various observations are...
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Braubach, M. (author), Tobollik, M. (author), Mudu, P. (author), Hiscock, R. (author), Chapizanis, D. (author), Sarigiannis, D.A. (author), Keuken, M. (author), Perez, L. (author), Martuzzi, M. (author)
Well-being impact assessments of urban interventions are a difficult challenge, as there is no agreed methodology and scarce evidence on the relationship between environmental conditions and well-being. The European Union (EU) project “Urban Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China and Europe” (URGENCHE) explored a methodological approach...
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Antunes, R. (author), Kvadsheim, P.H. (author), Lam, F.P.A. (author), Tyack, P.L. (author), Thomas, L. (author), Wensveen, P.J. (author), Miller, P.J.O. (author)
The potential effects of exposing marine mammals to military sonar is a current concern. Dose-response relationships are useful for predicting potential environmental impacts of specific operations. To reveal behavioral response thresholds of exposure to sonar, we conducted 18 exposure/control approaches to 6 long-finned pilot whales. Source...
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Taimisto, P. (author), Yli-Tuomi, T. (author), Pennanen, A. (author), Vouitsis, I. (author), Samaras, Z. (author), Keuken, M.P. (author), Lanki, T. (author)
In the TRANSPHORM study, noise exposures during commuting were measured. Measurements were performed with noise dosimeters in three European cities, Helsinki, Thessaloniki and Rotterdam, during spring 2011. ln each city, two to five approximately 8 km commuting routes were selected to represent typical commuting routes of the city population....
conference paper 2013
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Dittrich, M.G. (author)
Railway pass-by noise measurements on different types of tracks sometimes display a significant difference between the rise and decrease in rolling noise at the front and the back of the train. This can potentially have different causes. Whilst this may not necessarily be relevant for the total passby noise level, it seems to indicate that the...
conference paper 2013
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van der Eerden, F.J.M. (author), van den Berg, F.H.A. (author)
Environmental research is ongoing to predict and to mitigate the noise impact of heavy weapons or explosives. In the densely populated area of the Netherlands this is of particular interest for the Ministry of Defence as the shock waves can propagate over large distances. In this research program the mitigation of shock waves by means of a sound...
article 2012
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Vogel, L. (author), Verschuure, H. (author), van der Ploeg, C.P.B. (author), Brug, J. (author), Raat, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives. We estimated whether and to what extent a group of adolescents were at risk of developing permanent hearing loss as a result of voluntary exposure to high-volume music, and we assessed whether such exposure was associated with hearing-related symptoms. Methods. In 2007, 1512 adolescents (aged 12-19 years) in Dutch secondary schools...
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de Theije, P.A.M. (author), Ainslie, M.A. (author), van Moll, C.A.M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
This paper considers statistical detection theory for a system of two geographically distributed sensors. The performance of the two main fusion rules (OR and AND) is evaluated in the absence and presence of position errors in the observations, by means of receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves. The analysis is restricted to three...
article 2009
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