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Noise Pollution

Synopsis
How do your ears work and what kind of sound levels can damage your hearing? The five video tracks in this album explain basic concepts such as units of noise, sound insulation and noise control. Car manufacturers like Lexus have developed the quiet car, but this kind of technology benefits the driver, not the people living beside busy roads. Locals from a Derbyshire village explain how the construction of the A50 has affected their lives. The Transport Research Laboratory analyses tyre noise on road surfaces in order to create a definitive report on the state of Britain’s roads. Individual tracks are: NOISE LEVELS - an introduction to the scale of noise pollution and what kind of exposure leaves the ear irreparably damaged (5 mins); DRIVING OUT NOISE - Car manufacturer Lexus insulate their trademark luxury cars, but what is the impact of ‘white noise’ on people living near motorways? (8 mins); TUNING CAR ENGINES -
experts from the Motor Industry Research Association analyse and refine engine noise to reduce its effects on the driver (3 mins); LIVING WITH ROAD NOISE -
the people of Derbyshire village Doveridge describe how noise pollution from the A50 has changed their lives (7 mins); THE NOISIEST ROAD IN BRITAIN - The Transport Research Lab use a machine called Triton to measure tyre noise on all kinds of road surfaces (4 mins). The material forms part of T308: Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Control.
Series
Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Control, Course T308
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Notes
AIR POLLUTION and WASTE MANAGEMENT modules from the same T308 course are also available on Open University on iTunesU (http://www.open.ac.uk/itunes/) and the OU podcast site http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/engineering-and-technology/
Subjects
Environmental science; Technology
Keywords
data collection and analysis; motor vehicles; noise; noise pollution; road transport

Online availability

URI
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/engineering-and-technology/podcast-t308-noise-pollution
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Open University

Distributor

Name

Open University on iTunesU

Web
http://www.open.ac.uk/itunes/ External site opens in new window
Name

Open University Podcasts

Web
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/ External site opens in new window

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