Despite human differences, the expected reaction to a given noise level is well known. Except for noise at the workplace, which in some cases can cause hearing damage, the reactions to noise generally are nuisance and annoyance. There is also a small possibility that noise may increase the risk for cardiovascular diseases. Noise at night may cause awakening or reduced quality of sleep. Knowledge of the relation between noise exposure and reactions enable us to accurately predict the effect of various measures.
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