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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 33--38

Effective communication of health messages regarding noise-induced health effects

Department of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Correspondence Address:
R F Soames Job
Department of Psychology, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 12689459

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Noise exposure in both residential and occupational settings produces a range of auditory and nonauditory health problems. Efforts of the relevant authorities to reduce these effects may be supplemented by the adoption of various self-protective behaviours by individuals. Unfortunately campaigns designed to encourage such self-protective behaviours are likely to meet with limited success. The present paper considers the shortcomings of such campaigns and offers prescriptions for improving them. Campaigns based on these prescriptions and on thorough research of the factors involved in health promotion generally, as well as those particular to each case, should significantly advance efforts toward individuals protecting themselves against the ill effects of noise exposure.


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