Every day, Canadians come in contact with noise in both their living and work environments. Sources of noise include aircraft, road vehicles, rail cars, construction and landscaping equipment, home and car stereo systems, household appliances, and power tools.
Noise can be defined as any unwanted sound. It may be unwanted because, depending on the sound level and the exposure duration, it can cause any of the following adverse effects on physical, mental or social well-being:
Some research suggests that the adverse effects described above may also cause sufficient stress on the body to increase the risk of developing stress-related illnesses.
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