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Re: Annoyance of cell phone use in public spaces

You touched on this but there is that issue of sound.  Using a mobile or cell
phone places the person in a noiser environment.  The fact that people on
standard phones tend to try to quiet those around them in noise might seem to
indicate noise not to be a problem but the mobile phone users are in noise which
they cannot control.  I did a pilot study in the sociology department a few
years ago with some undergraduates and using a sound level meter seems to
bolster the position that the noiser environments produce louder cell phone
talkers.  This only serves to amplify the territorial aspects of things.


Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD
web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html
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