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Acoustiblok, Inc. Combines Sound Abatement and Insulation Materials at Broward County Waste to Energy Plant to Reduce Industrial Noise Pollution

... awareness of the health risks of industry-related noise pollution has never been higher. Industrial ... and other medical issues raised by industrial noise pollution. (Photo: ... 14-inch line and into a 7-foot diameter pipe at a noise level of 126 dB - somewhere between the sounds of ...

Sound Surgical Technologies' Chief Technology Officer Presents Paper on Focused Ultrasound Technology

... physiology, psychology, architecture, speech, noise and noise control, and music. To assure adequate attention ... and criteria for determining the effects of noise and vibration. Readers interested in learning ...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

... which they live and work, from traffic fumes and noise from overhead aircraft, to chemicals in the ... London's Heathrow airport, exploring how air and noise pollution can affect people's health. The ... Current evidence suggests that air pollution and noise affect the cardiovascular system in different ...

Acoustics world wide press room now open

... physics, animal bioacoustics, medicine, music, noise control, and speech. An index of all the ... . HARVESTING ENERGY FROM AIRPLANE noise "A novel acoustic liner system has been ... . CAN noise FROM RACE CARS BREAK GLASS? ... a large ...

Howard Leight Introduces QuietDose(TM): In-Ear Dosimetry Measures Noise Exposure in Real-Time to Help Prevent Workplace Hearing Loss

... and records a worker's actual in-ear exposure to noise over an entire work shift. The introduction is a ... as good the data they're based upon. Existing noise measurement devices only sample ambient sound. ... forces employers to estimate workplace noise levels and base hearing protection on potentially ...

Children and teenagers at risk for noise-induced hearing loss, warn America's ENT doctors

... are frequently exposed to potentially damaging noise levels in schools, at home, and in sports, but ... loss, with 30 million more exposed to dangerous noise levels each day. For children and teenagers, one ... of their music. Teach your child to avoid the noise (walk away) if they feel it is too loud. ...

NoiseBuster(R) Safeguards Hearing by Utilizing Cutting-Edge Technology to Attenuate Power Equipment Noise

... Professional-Grade NoiseBuster Active noise Reduction Earmuff Delivers Best Hearing ... March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NoiseBuster Active noise Reduction ("ANR") Safety Earmuff is specifically designed to reduce the noise generated by lawn, landscape and garden power ...

Noisy workplaces can make workers deaf

... in metallurgy and sawmilling are exposed to noise levels that exceed governmental norms. ... Leroux. Quebec has not revised its workplace noise norms in close to 40 years. Throughout North ... indication that Quebec is lax when it comes to noise in the work environment. When a worker is ...

Vitamin supplements may protect against noise-induced hearing loss

... supplements prior to a four-hour exposure to noise at 110 decibels, similar to levels reached at a ... a way to diminish permanent threshold shift with noise exposure," said Debara Tucci, M.D., an associate ... treatments were delayed up to three days after noise insult," she said. The researchers are ...

Can Vitamins and Minerals Prevent Hearing Loss?

... will benefit as well. "The prevention of noise induced hearing loss is key," says Glenn ... of protecting people who are still going to have noise exposure. My hope is that this medication will ... Until a decade ago, it was thought that noise damaged hearing by intense mechanical vibrations ...

Can vitamins and minerals prevent hearing loss?

... will benefit as well. "The prevention of noise induced hearing loss is key," says Glenn E. ... of protecting people who are still going to have noise exposure. My hope is that this medication will ... Until a decade ago, it was thought that noise damaged hearing by intense mechanical vibrations ...

T-Gone Tinnitus Cures -- A Potent New Tinnitus Formula Released

... formula]. A new Stress Relief Formula and White noise Tinnitus Masking Cd's have also been released. ... formula]. A new Stress Relief Formula and White noise Tinnitus Masking Cd's have also been released. ... symptoms] at night can also be masked using white noise masking CDs. The company is eager to stress ...

New hearing aid technology passes the restaurant noise test

... users distinguish conversation from background noise by partially canceling out low frequency sounds ... loss that often comes with aging or prolonged noise exposure. Valente says the open-fit hearing aids ... his colleagues want to provide patients with a noise rating system that will help them determine ...

New research links smoking and body mass index to hearing loss

... that smoking, being over-weight and occupational noise are risk factors in the most common type of ... The new research also confirms that exposure to noise contributes to hearing loss in later life - exposure to excessive noise is the major avoidable cause of permanent hearing ...

Engineering students: Headset muffles loud, unnerving MRI noises

... headphones that cancel internal airplane noise or other loud noises already commercially available, muffling the noise a patient hears when inserted into the ... the UF students was figuring out how to reduce noise without the use of any wires, switches or other ...

Sonic Innovations Launches Two New Hearing Aid Products in Conjunction With Company's 10-Year Anniversary

... 24-channel digital signal processing, digital noise reduction, fixed and adaptive directionality, ... combined with 24 channels of noise reduction, we've basically revved up the signal ... proven to increase speech understanding in noise for the hearing impaired. Sonic Innovations, ...

Video: TI unveils industry's first family of complete analog front ends for superior ultrasound systems

... percent less power consumption, 40 percent less noise for sharper images in portable equipment ... lower power consumption and 40 percent less noise than existing integrated solutions (see ... than its closest competitor. With the low noise feature of 0.85 nV/rtHz at 2 MHz, the AFE5805 ...

Airplane Noise Boosts Blood Pressure Even During Sleep

... the study found. That finding holds whether the noise comes from airplanes, passing traffic or other ... of the European Heart Journal . "We know that noise from air traffic can be a source of irritation, ... in a prepared statement. "Nighttime aircraft noise can affect your blood pressure instantly and ...

Audience Selected as One of Two Finalists for Most Innovative True Mobile Start-Up for the '2008 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Awards'

... sounds, Audience is able to identify and suppress noise sources in an extremely efficient and accurate ... that enables clear communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the intelligence ... Handset Alliance and the only one with advanced noise suppression technology. Investors in Audience ...

Songbirds offer clues to highly practiced motor skills in humans

... was in the form of a short burst of white noise - a static chh!-chh-chh! sound. Higher pitched ... was nearly immediate. Birds receiving the white noise feedback rapidly shifted the pitch of their ... a predetermined way. Notably, when the white noise bursts were stopped, the pitch reverted to its ...

Sensitivity of brain center for 'sound space' defined

... accurately reproduced sound location, and used noise with a rich spectrum, which has been shown to be ... their experiments, they presented bursts of the noise to the volunteers wearing the headphones while ... button-pushing task. When the position of the noise bursts was varied in space, the researchers found ...

New Custom Hybrid Planetary Gearbox Series from NMB

... are available in flexible design with custom mounting, shafts, and low noise plastic and steel gearing options. Chatsworth, ... for lower torque and duty cycle applications can be provided. For low noise requirements, the standard spur gearing can be substituted with plastic ...

Children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups, pilot study confirms

... in the classroom and we need to carefully control the levels of background noise that these kids are exposed to. Imagine how frustrating it must be to sit ... or your classmates are saying to you. "Being able to detect speech in noise plays a vital role in how we communicate with each other because our ...

ICM Controls' Award-Winning Comfort Control Center Improves Comfort and Indoor Air Quality While Lowering Energy Costs

... Control, being able to control the motor speed can also greatly reduce fan noise for overall quieter system operation. This is a great benefit for any residential or small commercial property owner experiencing noise abatement issues. The CC750 Motor Speed Control not only promotes ...

Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

... exposed to different types of sound: "irrelevant," non-cell-phone-related noise from an undetermined source; a standard cell phone ring; and a ringtone ... on their task," Shelton said. However, those who heard the irrelevant noise were able to get back to their task much faster than people hearing either ...

MIT: New system monitors fetal heartbeat

... mother's heartbeat, so teasing out a tiny fetal signal in the background noise without altering the clinical meaning of the fetal signal is a problem ... system separates the maternal ECG signal from the fetus's and background noise thanks to a complex algorithm derived from the fields of signal processing ...

A Pill to Prevent Hearing Loss?

... the mineral magnesium to test animals before they were exposed to a loud noise prevented both temporary and permanent hearing loss. In the first ... devices just aren't enough, and for people who may experience unexpected noise insult, these supplements could provide an opportunity for additional ...

Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury

... University of Gothenburg, Sweden. They have examined the effects of noise after the firing of a Haubits, an anti tank weapon (Karl Gustav) and an ... says Annette Slj, one of the scientists who conducted the study. The noise produced by the firing of both the haubits and the anti-tank weapon ...

How the Ear Protects Your Hearing

... said. "Say you're in a factory where there's lots of loud, low-frequency noise from the machinery," he explained. "It's conceivable that this could turn ... level of sound, which can cause permanent hearing damage, is akin to the noise from a chain saw or a loud rock concert. "These animals were less ...

Samplify Systems Receives Top Honors From Electronic Products and EDN Magazines

... have 16 truly independent ADC channels, keeping crosstalk below the noise floor of the ADC. In contrast, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of pseudo-16 channel devices, which time-share an ADC across ...

$35 Million Henry Ford II Pavilion Expansion to Open

... of the same room, and there will be minimal patient transfers, lessening noise and sleep disruption. -- A quieter stay: The new patient rooms do ... or ceilings, which is unique to hospitals. This design eliminates the noise from neighboring rooms and significantly lessens hallway noise. -- ...

Littmann and Heine Stethoscopes Now Available from ORSupply.com

... The Littman Model 3000 is the first electronic stethoscope to have Ambient noise Reduction (ANR) in the chestpiece, which decreases room noise by an average of 75 percent and amplifies difficult-to-hear sounds from ...

Sentinelle Medical Enters OEM Distribution Agreement with Toshiba

... of MR Business Unit, Toshiba. "The Sentinelle coils' increased Signal to noise when combined with Toshiba's low noise MR allows greatly improved visualization in breast MR images." ...

Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions

... between an image of a face and an image of a building. Varying degrees of noise obscured the image during the brief time it was visible. Volunteers were ... planning as a result (eye or hand movement). When the stimulus had less noise and subjects were more confident in their choice, brain activity levels in ...

Siemens Introduces Life, an Open Fit Hearing Instrument That is Beautiful, Smart, and Discreet

... offers the following: SoundSmoothing(R), the industry-leading transient noise suppression technology (such as the sound of utensils while eating, or the noise of a closing door or rustling paper) that can increase the wearer's ...

Samplify Systems Announces Availability of World's First 16-channel, 12-bit, 65 Msps A/D Converter With Integrated Real-Time Data Compression

... have 16 truly independent ADC channels, keeping crosstalk below the noise floor of the ADC. In contrast, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) performance of pseudo-16 channel devices, which time-share an ...

Sleep is poor among hospitalized pediatric patients and their parents

... and parents, while nurses taking vital signs, the childs pain, and noise in the room were the most frequent sleep disruptors. Sleep is ... to address the causes of these sleep disruptions, including reducing noise and optimizing pain management. It is recommended that school-aged ...

Huh, What Did You Say?: May is 'Better Hearing and Speech Month'

... hearing loss, sadly the problem is not one of age but the degree of noise and exposure to higher decibels of sound that are so prevalent in today's ... have you pulled up to a red light and felt the vibrations and heard the noise emanating from the car next you, probably driven by a young adult, with ...

Secret to Treating Tinnitus in Vets May Be Unlocked in Zebrafish

... the pillow, and you can hear it." Causes of tinnitus appear to include noise exposure and genetic susceptibility. The use of some pharmaceutical drugs can cause it, too. Treatments include the use of devices that mask the noise and surgery, Moore said. Some people find relief through drugs like ...

Incubators Affect Newborns' Heart Rates

... on, then switched off and then turned on again. To determine if the noise of the motor might be a factor, 16 of the infants were exposed to ... motor was turned off. Bellieni's group found that background noise did not affect heart rate. However, heart rate was significantly affected ...
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