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Dr Daniel Fong

Interdisciplinary Quick Talks: Health and the City

Dr Daniel Fong

Dr Daniel Fong
Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Influences of Noise on Health


Whether wanted or not, environmental noise surrounds us every day, be it from transport, construction, community, or social sources. However, it can be avoided if we take proper protective measures. Noise has been a growing public health concern. Studies have shown prolonged exposure to noise may bring auditory problems, but its effects on non-auditory health outcomes have also been a great concern to both healthcare providers and policymakers. In response to this concern, the European Union funded the establishment of the European Network of Noise and Health (ENNAH) to prioritise future research directions and policy needs related to noise. In Hong Kong, noise is frequently ranked as the worst environmental aspect affecting daily life. This talk will offer how far we know the impact of noise on health.


Dr Fong is a biostatistician in health research with over 20 years of experience in clinical trials and statistical consulting. His main research themes are effects of environmental noise on health, patient reported outcomes and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Dr Fong is the founding President of the World Association for Chinese Quality of Life (WACQOL). Since 2018, he had also been serving as a Chair of the Chinese PRO SIG of the International Society for Quality of Life (ISOQOL).