Results for - Mapping sounds: Environmental Epidemiology

1,291 voters participated in this survey
*PHScience*: Researcher, Erica Walker has been biking around Boston, recording sounds, then documenting them to later build a noise model. A doctoral candidate in Environmental Epidemiology, the 36-year-old Walker, a Mississippi native who lives in Brookline, started thinking about the impact of community noise about six years ago, thanks to the clatter engendered by the children who were living in the apartment above her. Here is a list of sounds that she is documenting, and I added a few of my own. Thinking realistically and honestly, what sounds do you think have the potential to hurt your health?

1. *PHScience*: Researcher, Erica Walker has been biking around Boston, recording sounds, then documenting them to later build a noise model. A doctoral candidate in Environmental Epidemiology, the 36-year-old Walker, a Mississippi native who lives in Brookline, started thinking about the impact of community noise about six years ago, thanks to the clatter engendered by the children who were living in the apartment above her. Here is a list of sounds that she is documenting, and I added a few of my own. Thinking realistically and honestly, what sounds do you think have the potential to hurt your health?

Sounds, while not being too loud, are repetitive
27%
343 votes
Loud neighbors
25%
328 votes
Music
31%
405 votes
Constant traffic, horn honking
40%
522 votes
Construction
42%
546 votes
Sirens
41%
529 votes
Gardeners, leaf blowers
26%
336 votes
Something not on the list, please mention in the comments section
4%
52 votes
N/A
27%
345 votes

2. Do you think that the point of intersection, where moving on hurts your health, is whether or not you can used to certain noise, you are not auditory, it's a matter of attitude?

Yes
16%
205 votes
No
16%
212 votes
Undecided
40%
510 votes
Not Applicable
28%
364 votes

3. I am not sure when Erica will be done with her research, and her dissertation, but how interested are you in her work and reading her final results as well as the noise model?

Would like to read her dissertation
13%
167 votes
Would like to learn about her noise model
14%
177 votes
I think environmental pollution and epidemiology is interesting
13%
173 votes
Just the basic results for me
19%
243 votes
Not for me thanks
25%
328 votes
Not Applicable
26%
342 votes

4. My learning style is visual and tactile, so most noises go unnoticed and I am able to focus and multitask, the noisier the better. When younger, my Mom would call me for dinner and if I was doing something I would never hear her. Do you know what learning style(s) you are (usually its a blend of two);

Visual - auditory
16%
208 votes
Visual - tactile
14%
181 votes
Auditory - tactile
6%
79 votes
Auditory - visual
8%
103 votes
Tactile - visual
5%
62 votes
Tactile - auditory
1%
19 votes
N/A
49%
639 votes
12/29/2015 Technology 1291 27 By: ptajuggalette

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