Noise Myth:

Noise is an inner city problem that only affects a few people and it is just a bit annoying, not really causing much harm.



Absolutely not! Noise annoys, but can also impact on wellbeing, cause ill health, including psychological hazards to health, lead to depression and anxiety, isolation and social exclusion; affecting children’s development with possible lifelong effects on their educational attainment and health. The issue of Noise Justice is characterised by a host of political, cultural social, economic and practical barriers, which prevent individuals from leading quiet peaceful lives. However, the road to Noise Justice does not have to be traveled alone.

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Noise Justice

At Noisedirect we feel that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a duty and not an optional extra, with the promotion of social justice; fundamental to the creation of healthy harmonious communities, neighbourhoods and promotion of human rights.

We also believe that Noise Justice is a key part of social justice; a belief that everyone deserves to live peacefully and quietly in a safe secure home. The term Noise Justice was first coined by one of Noisedirect's experienced Environmental Health Practitioners and is part of an ongoing body of Research into Noise Antonyms.

  • Noise Justice - a belief that everyone deserves to live peacefully and quietly in a safe secure home.
  • Noise Antonyms - The inability to live peacefully in a safe secure home; due to noise perceptions, policies, and enforcement; characterised by a host of political, cultural, social, environmental and practical barriers and the related impacts on economic, health, cultural and social participation.

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