About this Research Topic
In this Research Topic, any cases, measures, and approaches on how to create a healthy environment to improve people’s health in their school, occupation, home, or leisure environment are welcome to be discussed in both theoretical and methodological ways. We also expect the interdisciplinary communication and cooperation among researchers in acoustics, psychology, physiology, public health, sociology, and so on, to make the study scope more distinct, elaborate, and prolific step by step. We believe all the works will contribute to the practice and noise policy to create healthy acoustic environments for human beings particularly in such rapidly developing times with both hope and danger.
The sub-themes include but are not limited to the following:
• In-depth discussion on the concept and theory frame of a healthy acoustic environment
• Research on tools and methods to measure a healthy acoustic environment
• Public health studies with special emphasis on supportive acoustic environments
• Intervention studies to obtain a healthier acoustic environment
• Case studies and approaches to establishing a healthy acoustic environment during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Perspectives on the paradigm shift from dealing with adverse noise effects to focusing on supportive and healthy issues in acoustics environments
We welcome a broad range of article types, including Original Research, Systematic Review, Methods, Hypothesis and Theory, Perspective, and Brief Research Report, The aim is to provide both a theoretical and methodological state of the art on the topic.
Keywords: acoustic environment, vulnerable groups, measures, approaches, interdisciplinary study, noise policy
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