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deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly." Original local heroesDr John Lancelot Burn, Medical Offi cer of Health to the City of Salford (1941-1969) was a proactive member of the Society who made a lasting impact in the fi eld of public health with his prolifi c endeavours. According to The British Medical Journal, 13 January 1973, "His activities in preventative medicine, apart from the environmental aspect . included such well known activities as his anti-smoking clinic and obesity clinic, the development of mental health services, the attachment of local authority staff to general practitioners, the use of nursing staff to carry out immunizations, screening clinics and . a host of pioneering activities too numerous to mention." The acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon and polymath John Chalmers Ballantyne CBE advised the NAS as a founding member. His obiturary in The Times eloquently noted "His love of music deepened his sense of wonder at the anatomy and physiology of the human hearing apparatus" and "In 1978, he co-authored an infl uential report on cochlear implantation which paved the way for the development of the devices by the Medical Research Council and their later adoption by the Department for Health and Social Security (DHSS)."We have much to thank our forebears for. With perseverance and foresight, they fought for legislation that still protects the public today. These sensitive, creative campaigners understood the physical and psychological effects of noise and sought to protect public peace, amenity and wellbeing, which just 15 years after the Second World War, was as great a treasure as could be. Sound futureBuilding upon its proud heritage, today the Society continues to be well advised and supported by a wide and diverse range of experts from science, academia and industry, for which it remains continually grateful. The Society is also a member of the International Organisation for Standardization TC 43/SC1/Working Group 54 on Perceptual Assessment of Soundscape Quality and the EU funded COST network TD0804 on the Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes.Working to our founding members' shared goals NAS' current campaigns are based on responses to our helpline calls, public health concerns and playing our part to preserve and build upon its unique and inspiring foundations. From the top: Statue of English Poet Laureate and NAS fouding member Sir John Betjeman (1906-84) at St Pancras station; Woken in the early hours of the morning by John Connell OBE (r), aviation minister Lord Duncan Sandys (l) quickly understood the distress caused to those disturbed by night and early morning fl ights; Anglo-American Nobel Prize winning poet and NAS founding member TS Eliot (1888-1965)The NAS relies solely on donations and welcomes new members to join its endeavours. For more details, visit www.noiseabatementsociety.com31SoundScapeIssue 02

SoundScapeIssue 0232the geometry of a room and the surfaces within it all contribute to its acoustics - with too many hard surfaces and poor design, the soundscape will soon become stressful and not fit for purpose. However huge improvements can be made using a few simple solutions Tim Spencer, technical manager, Rockfon explainsAbsorbing