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New York, the City That Roars 24/7, is Forced to Quiet Down

...as had to turn it down a notch after a tougher new noise code took effect this week . But where there are 8...e, the alarms, the airplanes, the subway, traffic: noise is a big problem for New York City. And we had not changed our noise code for over 30 years," Ailen ...

Genes Influence the Ability to Listen Two Things at a Time

...ound is a voice we need to listen to or background noise we should ignore. Most people dont even realize they possess these skills, much less how adept they are at them. Auditory processing skills play a role in a childs language acquisition and learning abilities, although the extent of that relationshi...

Cherie Blair to Challenge Hubbys Smoking Ban on Human Rights Ground

...d land me in trouble with the police if it creates noise or disturbance, he said. "I want to eyeball the authorities and am calling on other nightclubs to join me in the challenge," he added. Leading lawyer Rodney Hylton-Potts, who represents Mr West, also insists that the ban should not be imposed on...

Meditation Increases Attention - A Brain Scan Report

...bing noises. Among the experienced meditators, the noise had less effect on the brain areas involved in emotion and decision-making than among novice meditators. Among meditators with more than 40,000 hours of lifetime practice, these areas were hardly affected at all. "Most people, if they heard a baby...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

Tinnitus is understood as the perception of noise in the ears or inside the head although there is n...tivity taking place (which occurs when an external noise is produced). It is estimated that between 10 and 17% of the population has suffered tinnitus at so...

90% Young Clubbers Have Symptoms of Hearing Damage After a Night Out

...ubs, gigs and bars, it's only too easy to clock up noise doses that could damage their hearing forever," he... British Government should establish a recommended noise exposure level for audiences attending music venues and events, and educate young people about noise...

'Muscle Noise' may Diagnose Neuromuscular Disease Sans Radiation Exposure

...Oceanography researchers works by measuring muscle noise to reveal a patients condition. Karim Sabra and colleagues at the institute placed 16 sensors, each 1.5 centimetres apart, along the thigh of a healthy male volunteer while attaching increasing loads to his ankle. This enabled them to measure the v...

Hearing Loss Becoming an Epidemic in Canada

...anada in Toronto. "I believe we're on the verge of noise induced hearing loss becoming a public health crisis." Due to the prevalence of noise in today's society, the number of people with hearing loss is expected to grow faster than the rate ...

Iceland Introduces Smoking Ban in Bars and Restaurants

...mber of people outside nighttime venues will cause noise and possibly violence in the city streets,' Gislason said. Some 24 percent of Icelanders smoke, the most recent figures available from 2005 show.According to the Public Health Institute of Iceland, people smoking in bars or restaurants will not be fi...

Overseeing Agency Indifferent to Workplace Safety in US

...which can cause lung cancer, and construction site noise as health hazards that warrant new safeguards for nearly three million workers, but it has yet to require them. “The people at OSHA have no interest in running a regulatory agency,” said Dr. David Michaels, an occupational health expert at George W...

Physicists Unite To Develop Anthrax Detection Method

... fingerprint. This technique in effect cancels the noise from vibrations of non-anthrax molecules. “The combination of shared preparation pulses and an ultrashort time-delayed probe pulse maximized the signal and lessens the background contribution,” Scully says. They call this approach femtosecond adapt...

Making Sense of the World Through a Cochlear Implant

...science. In an ordinary setting, where background noise is minimal and a person's speech is clear, it is mainly the left and right temporal lobes that are involved in interpreting speech. However, the researchers have found that when hearing is impaired by background noise, other regions of the brain are ...

Stem Cell Transplants Explored as a Possible Treatment for Hearing Loss

...ld be the solution. As the population has aged and noise pollution has grown more severe, health experts now estimate that one in three adults over the age of 65 has developed a handicapping hearing loss. Coming up with the answers is a slow process, Heller said. 'This research takes time and money, but ...

Car Airbags Will Cause Permanent Hearing Loss in 17 Percent

...ger posed by everyday “impulse” noises. An impulse noise is a brief burst of sound like a shotgun blast, as opposed to a continuous noise like the droning of a washing machine. Price said in addition to the well-known dangers of impulse n...

Low Pitch Therapy for ‘ringing in the Ears

... its high-pitched ringing, tinnitus is an internal noise that varies in its pitch and frequency. Some treatments exist, but none are consistently effective. Zeng presented his study Feb. 13 at the Middle Winter Research Conference for Otolaryngology in Denver. “Tinnitus is one of the most common hearin...

Home Near a Main Road is a Host to Respiratory Problems

...ose to a main road is quite a nuisance in terms of noise and pollution. Now, a study by Switzerland researchers has enabled enough reasons to stay// as far away from arterial roads as possible, because people living in proximity to them are likely to suffer from respiratory problems showing up as breathles...

Soldiers Exposed To Gunshot Noise Need Better Hearing Protection

...orders by using short-term exposure to the impulse noise generated by five gunshots from a kbk AKMS rifle, commonly known as an AK-47. In the study, soldiers using hearing protection did not have their hearing affected. Soldiers without hearing protection experienced the expected levels of hearing loss. Co...

Toy Story Turns Bitter-Christmas Toys, No Music to the Ears!

...bserved that eight of the 15 toys recorded average noise levels of 81-105dBA. Among the toys, the toy gun turned out to be the one that needs to be gunned down, recording the highest reading of 143 decibels at 2.5cm, and 140 decibels at 25cm. Researcher Dr Brad Backus said: "Children's toys clearly h...

Zinc – A New Key Player In Brain Circuitr

...utant mouse shows the same exaggerated response to noise as children with the genetic disorder called "startle disease," or hyperekplexia. The findings shed light on a nagging mystery in neurobiology: why the connections among certain types of neurons contain considerable pools of free zinc ions. And eve...

Are call centers turning a deaf ear to potential acoustic shocks?

...e of call centre employees, and cause them to make noise about the apathy of nearly two-thirds of call // c...o offer protection to their workers from unhealthy noise levels at the workplace. Clearly, there is no allusion to the acoustic shock aspect; as the present ...

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