The Good, The Bad, and The Noisy

Stuart Camp

New Zealand Acoustics, 19(1), pp.21- 26 . (2006).

Modern technology allows us to do things quickly, often with significantly less physical effort than would otherwise be required. Our lives are now filled with everything from power tools to kitchen appliances. Construction sites are littered with machinery designed to make life easier. This paper examines the acoustic downside of technology—the noise that it produces. A serious view of available lownoise options which are not yet commonly used, along with a light-hearted look at the way it could be if we put our back into it.