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Designing spaces to account for subjective response to noise

Much attention has been paid to the negative impacts of noise on individuals’ health and well-being. Research extending back two decades or more has demonstrated repeatedly that prolonged exposure to certain types of environmental or ambient noise can increase stress, disrupt sleep patterns, hamper cognition, decrease productivity and eventually lead to serious physical health problems, such as hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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