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2013-10-30 23:34:50

Following on the heels of October’s ‘National Protect your Hearing Month’ – for November, Audiology Associates (http://www.audiologyassociates-sr.com/) and Dr. Peter Marincovich shares guidelines for protecting your hearing and provide tips on how to ensure you receive the latest and individualized communication needs assessment. Northern California (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 As part of National Protect Your Hearing Month, Dr. Peter Marincovich stresses three components to...

2013-09-26 23:30:41

InventHelp, America's leading inventor service company, attempts to submit an invention, S.S.R., to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 "I was watching TV one day, and the loudness in the show kept going up and down, which became annoying," said an inventor from Goose Creek, S.C. "I’d try to compensate for the erratic changes in volume by adjusting the volume via remote control, but it was all too hard to keep up with." This inspired...

Area Of Brain Identified That Determines Distance From Which Sound Originates
2012-06-12 06:40:52

MGH team uses functional imaging to find neurons sensitive to distance but not loudness Researchers at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a portion of the brain responsible for determining how far away a sound originates, a process that does not rely solely on how loud the sound is. The investigators' report, which will appear in the early edition of Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, is receiving early online release...

2012-06-11 23:02:35

New Actus loudness monitoring solution, QualiTV, helps broadcasters comply with regulations; on display at Broadcast Asia 2012 Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Actus Digital, a developer of web-based media monitoring, content repurposing and verification solutions for broadcasters, is showcasing new loudness monitoring technology at the Broadcast Asia 2012 exhibition, held in Singapore from June 19—22 (stand 4M2-01). Actus QualiTV is the only tool on the market today that brings...

Sound Illusion May Have Been Inspiration For Stonehenge
2012-02-18 05:05:58

There have been many theories behind the creation of Stonehenge, including some believing the ancient structure was originally intended to be a monument, a calendar, an observatory, or a place for healing or worship. Now, an American researcher has proposed yet another theory -- that the legendary 5,000-year-old stone circle in southern England may have been an attempt to mimic or recreate an auditory illusion. According to LiveScience Senior Writer Stephanie Pappas, the theory was put...

FCC Moves To Eliminate Loud TV Commercials
2011-12-14 09:18:46

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday passed regulations that require broadcasters and cable and satellite TV operators to put an end to one of the most annoying issues in the television age -- loud commercials. The FCC adopted a Report and Order that implements the 2010 Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM act), in which it was given, for the first time, permission from Congress to address vociferous commercials. The order, which goes into effect...

2011-07-12 00:00:58

New Wheatstone sponsored study shows a shift in how stations perceive value of their on air sound New Bern, NC (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 An independent study, sponsored by Wheatstone Corporation, has documented a shift in how stations now perceive the value of different acoustic qualities to help attract and hold their audiences. In the 1980s, loudness was a highly desirable acoustic quality, and processors were designed to make one station sound louder on the radio dial than another. But...

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2010-06-15 06:05:00

The vuvuzela horns -- also called stadium horns -- being blown by fans at World Cup matches are so loud that anyone within close range could suffer hearing damage, according to experts on Monday. The sound emitted by the vuvuzela puts out a deafening 127 decibels, according to a South African study. That makes it louder than a whistle (121 decibels) and almost as loud as a jet taking off at about 1000 feet, which is around 130 decibels. Bursts of sound at such high levels can be disastrous...

2010-05-03 13:34:58

An in vivo study shows for the first time that there is a stress-response system within the cochlea that mirrors the signaling pathways of the body's fight or flight response. Researchers have identified a hormone-like signaling system of the inner ear that sets baseline hearing sensitivity and helps protect against noise-induced hearing loss. "Our research shows, for the first time, that the cochlea's protective mechanism is likely to be largely a locally-produced phenomenon. The current...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.