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In the course of several studies, 22 male and female subjects, ranging in age from 5–75 years, have been stimulated while asleep by simulated sonic booms […] and subsonic jet flyover noise. […]

Children (5–8 years of age) are uniformly unaffected by noise during sleep;

older subjects are more sensitive to noise than younger subjects;

women are more sensitive to noise during sleep than are men.

{ Journal of Sound and Vibration | Continue reading }

oil on canvas { Hilo Chen, Beach 163, 2009 }