Are we like hairdressers?
There are those who consider that dealing with noise and
vibration problems is like being a hairdresser.
Do they mean - we speak effeminately and have an all consuming interest
in whether customers are "going any where nice this
weekend"? - No they don't.
What is meant, is that unlike buying music, books or Pokémon
playing cards, you cannot get your haircut over the
internet, similarly its rare that you can deal with a noise or
vibration problem without at least one site visit,
i.e. "The internet is not very relevant to noise and
This position fundamentally overlooks the fact that apart from the
site visit, much of any assessment is based on
information. A hairdresser only needs to have access a
head of hair, to do a noise
assessment, we need access to weather information, standards,
test data of structures and machinery, complaint date & time
& location information and so on. All of these can be
delivered via the internet.
As it happens even hairdressers are using the internet
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