1. Why noise matters 2. Noise : widespread and worldwide 3. Hear me now! Noise can harm your health! / Arline L. Bronzaft 4. Noise : the neglected green issue of our age? 5. Noise in the workplace 6. Transport noise 7. Neighbour/neighbourhood noise / Val Weedon 8. Piped music : the music you cannot turn off / Nigel Rodgers 9. Noise and the law / Francis McManus 10. Making change happen.