Urban noise pollution, a real danger for health – Romain Dumoulin on Radio Canada

Sounds in the City member, Romain Dumoulin, explains that the urban sound environment is more than just the sum of its noises. As a former noise inspector at the city, he knows exactly where the bulk of complaints have come from; but responding to complaints can’t help protect us from all of the sounds that are bad for us, nor can complaints help us understand the sounds that are appreciated. He also discusses how the field of psychoacoustics (or the perception of hearing) can have implications for the layout of our cities and the regulations that guide them.

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-eclaireurs/segments/entrevue/39317/pollution-sonore-acousticien-bruit-urbain-psychoacoustique (only available in French)